Can I apply for a permit on my own as a homeowner?

Yes, as long as you meet the Owner/Builder exemption. You must have proof of ownership of a one-family or two-family residence, and the residence must be used for your own use or occupancy. You cannot sell your house or duplex for one year after having a final inspection of any Owner/Builder permit. Please review Florida Statues 489.103(b)(7) for additional information. You will need to read, understand and sign an Owner/Builder Affidavit and Disclosure Statement.           Owner Builder Affidavit (PDF)

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1. Where are you located and what are your hours?
2. How do I apply for a permit?
3. Can I apply for a permit on my own as a homeowner?
4. Can I check my permit status online?
5. What building code is followed?
6. How much does a permit cost?
7. How do I know that my contractor pulled my permit?
8. How do I know my contractor scheduled an inspection?
9. How can I check to see if my contractor has had any complaints?
10. Does my building permit expire?
11. Can a permit become null and void?
12. Can I request a permit extension?
13. I'd like to know if I have any open/expired permits on my property?
14. I would like a copy of a survey on my property?
15. Can I pay for a permit online or over the phone?
16. Is a permit required for a wireless or battery operated alarm?
17. Do I need anything from my Homeowner's Association (HOA)?
18. Can I start work once I submit a permit application?