The Florida Building Code requires a Building Permit to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert, or replace any impact-resistant coverings, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by The Florida Building Code, latest edition.
Some examples are:
The moving, removal, or addition of any non-structural walls in both residential and commercial
Accessory storage buildings, regardless of size
Fences, or replacement of two or more fence sections
Water Heater Replacements
Extension or installation of any electrical branch circuit or feeder
Building permits would not be required for items that are being repaired such as a broken fence rail, replacement of appliances (other than water heaters), painting your residence, or for the replacement or addition of any type of non-structural flooring. Always call prior to the commencement of any construction project to verify whether a permit is required 850-833-9605, or you can email the Building Division.