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Yes. Go to Government, Departments and then Building Department. On the left hand side, click on Pay and Track Building Permits. From here, you can track Plan Review, view inspections results, and pay re-inspection fees.
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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 submitting the Building Permit Application, along with the required documents at the permitting window located at, 901 NW 66th Avenue, Margate, Florida .Please refer to the City of Margate Permitting Checklist.
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.
The 2014 Building Code is in effect until December 31, 2017. As of January 1, 2018, we will follow the 2017 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 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 not commenced within 180 days or if abandoned for a period of 90 days. When a permit does expire, the permit holder can submit a new application and pay a fee to reactivate the permit.
Please refer to FBC 188.8.131.52. 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 a single time for up to 180 days provided the request is made prior to the expiration date of the initial permit. The cost for this one time extension if $75.00 and is paid at the permit counter once approved.
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.
At this time, permits are paid for at time of pick up. Drop off plan review fees do not apply to all permits. However, re-Inspection fees can be paid online with either MasterCard or Visa.
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 105.17 and Florida State Statue 489.505.
It is suggested that you check with your Homeowner's Association before beginning any construction project.
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 approval of the Building Department, work up to the first inspection will be allowed.