Can I obtain a Owner-Builder Permit ?

Please read the Owner-Builder’s Affidavit careful to know about the risks involved in acting as your own contractor.


Owner/Builder Permit

 If you own and occupy a one or two family house you may be eligible to act as your own contractor per State Statute (489.103(7). As an owner builder though, if you do not complete all of the work yourself, you must supervise the work, and hire licensed trade subcontractors (electrician, plumbing, a/c, and roof) in accordance with state law. Owners acting as their own contractor are required to personally appear for all permitting, provide proof that the property is properly insured and be present for all inspections. All the requirements are found on the Owner Builder Affidavit. 

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1. What requires a building permit?
2. Where can I find a copy of the Florida Building Code?
3. What do I need to submit for a permit?
4. Can I obtain a Owner-Builder Permit ?
5. How do I stay informed of the progress of my permit application?
6. How do I request inspections?
7. When can I expect my inspector to arrive at the job site?
8. How can obtain results for my inspection?
9. How does the 40-Year Building Safety Inspection Program work?