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No, you cannot start work until the permit is approved, picked up and posted at the jobsite. In an emergency such as air conditioning replacement with the prior approval of the Building Department, work up to the first inspection may be allowed.
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We are located at 901 NW 66th Avenue, Margate, Florida, and our hours of operation are from 7:00am until 6:00pm, Monday through Friday. The permit window is available from 7:30am until 5:30pm. and the Inspector Hours are from 7:00am until 5:00pm, Monday through Thursday. For the convenience of our customers, we do not close during lunch hours.
You can apply for a permit by going to https://margate-fl-us.avolvecloud.com/Portal/ to create an account or log into your existing account. Helpful links below.
ProjectDox - Building Applicant User-Guide
ProjectDox - Building Naming Convention
ProjectDox - Digital Signature Affidavit
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)
Yes. Go to Government, Departments and then Building Department. On the left hand side, click on Margate Building ePermitting-ProjectDox, this will take you to the following link. https://margate-fl-us.avolvecloud.com/Portal/ Log in and then click on Manage/View Existing Projects. Once you are in your permit in ProjectDox, you can click on Project Reports to view your permit progress.
The 2014 Building Code was in effect until December 31, 2017. As of January 1, 2018, the 2017 Florida Building Code was in effect. As of December 31, 2020, we follow the 2020 7th Edition Florida Building Code, with Broward County Amendments.
Please refer the permit fee section. Permit Fee Schedule
A permit card and related documentation are issued by the Building Department and proves a permit was legally secured. The card and approved plans must be posted prominently on the job site and be accessible for inspections. You can go to margatefl.com, go to Government, Departments, then the Building Department. On the left hand side, go into Pay and Track Building Permit then Click on Select Permit. Now you can type in the address. You may also call us directly at 954 970-3004 for assistance.
You can check on scheduled inspections as well as inspection results by going to Government, Departments, then Building Department. From here you can enter your permit number. Follow the steps to view scheduled inspections, inspection results and any comments regarding what is needed prior to the next inspection.
*Call 954 970-3112 is to set up inspections only.
As of June 1, 2018, Inspections called in before 2:00pm will be scheduled for the next business day. Inspections called in after 2:00pm will be scheduled for the 2nd business day. (No code needed to schedule inspections) Inspections called in on Thursday prior to 2:00pm, will be scheduled the following Monday. (except holidays) Inspections called in after 2:00pm on Thursday through Monday 2:00pm will be scheduled for the following Tuesday.
You can check with the Department of Business & Professional Regulations for public complaints against the contractor's license. Go to http://www.myflorida.com/dbpr/consumer.html click on search for a license.
Once the permit is issued it will expire if work has not commenced within 180 days, or if abandoned for a period of 90 days without an approved inspection. When a permit does expire, the permit holder can submit a new application electronically as a revision to https://margate-fl-us.avolvecloud.com/Portal/ and pay a fee to reactivate the permit.
Please refer to FBC 126.96.36.199. For any additional information regarding expired/null and void permits, please call the Building Department staff at 954 970-3004.
Yes, the permit can be extended two single periods of 90 days from the date of expiration of the initial permit, if the extension is made prior to the expiration date of the initial permit. If granted, the permit will be extended for one period of 90 days. The fee per permit extension is $100.00. FBC 188.8.131.52
The cost for records request/retrieval is a minimum of $30.00 per address. You can drop off or mail your request stating you would like an open/expired permit search to, 901 NW 66th Avenue, Margate, Florida. Checks are to be made payable to, City of Margate.
The cost of records retrieval is a minimum of $30.00 per address. Checks are payable to, City of Margate. Contact the Building Department at 954 970-3004 for any additional information.
Permits can be paid online with either MasterCard or Visa at Click-2-Gov ,or you may pay in person at 901 NW 66th Avenue, Margate, Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30am and 5:00pm.
Permits are no longer required for wireless low voltage alarms, access control or cameras. We offer streamline low voltage permitting for wired systems as per FBC 105.2.D and Florida State Statue 489.505.
If you live in a HOA, prior approval is required. It is suggested that you check with your Homeowner's Association before beginning any construction project. When a permit is submitted online, you will have to note whether the property address is in a HOA or not, and if so, if the work was approved by the HOA.