Building Department info re irma recovery

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Building Department info re irma recovery:

emergency minor repair permit added

The City's North Beach Building Department office reopened today to process emergency minor repair permits only -- an add-on to expedite minor storm related building issues. Building permits can be obtained same day. The City notes "This permit will be issued at the permit counter, for in-kind replacement items only."

City Hall first floor permit counter will be open with limited staffing to process the emergency minor repair permits and provide information.

Requirements for emergency minor repair permit:
  • Letter from engineer or architect indicating no structural damage
  • Less than $20,000 total cost of work 
  • Replacement of in-kind features only (for example, same windows or fence type, size, locations, etc.)
  • Owner/contractor affadavit
Roof damage
If you have less than 10% roof damage, the City says, "[N]o permit is needed so long as the repairs are performed by a licensed contractor."
Required: Submittal of photos showing roof damage and a letter describing the repair from a licensed contractor to the City upon completion of the work. 

Inspections proceeding as usual and are available for scheduling.

All other building department business (including Temporary Certificates of Occupancy) will resume on Monday, September 18.

For all building related questions and concerns, call 305-673-7610.
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