When Do I Need an Expired Permit Letter?
Section 105, Chapter 1 of the 2014 Florida Building Code (FBC) 5th Edition states that, “any owner or authorized representative who intends 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 required impact-resistant coverings, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by the Florida Building Code,” should have a permit. Most permits are good for six months from the beginning of the project or from the last inspection. Any open or expired permit for construction or renovations requires an expired permit letter from a licensed engineer, as described above.
The most common open or expired permits for residential projects include:
- Pool Enclosure
- Plumbing work
- Electrical upgrades
- HVAC Swap-outs
Other projects that require construction permits may also be left open or expire. This is common when a dispute or delay with a contractor causes problems in completing your project.
All of our clients at Beryl Project Engineering receive an electronically transmitted permit letter and two copies of this permit letter by mail. Don’t delay. Contact us today to close out your open and expired permits in St. Petersburg or Tampa through a permit letter.