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Palm Coast Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017 2 months ago

Palm Coast waives permit fees for Irma repairs

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The city wants to expedite all hurricane-related permits. Many minor repairs will not need a permit at all.
by: Ray Boone Staff Writer

As a result of the damage caused by Hurricane Irma, permit fees in the city of Palm Coast are waived through Nov. 30 for the following permit types:

Fences:

  • Replacement fences installed in the original location using the same material may be replaced without first obtaining a permit. However, a permit will need to be obtained within 60 days.
  • For relocated or installation of a different material or height than originally approved, a permit will be required prior to installation.
  • A permit is not required for limited repair and panel replacements, such as for like height and material.

Sheds

  • Shed replacement will require a permit prior to installation.
  • Shed repairs will not require a permit. Sheds must remain in originally approved location.

Soffit/fascial/siding repairs

  • A permit will not be required.

A/C equipment change-outs

  • A permit will be required prior to work.

Electrical repairs (mast, weather-head, panel, lights_

  • A permit will be required.

Roofing

  • Re-roof will require a permit prior to work.
  • Replacement of up to three bundles of shingles (100 square feet) will not require a permit.

Docks

  • Docks will require a permit prior to work.

Screen enclosure (aluminum cage)

  • Screen enclosure replacements will require a permit prior to work.
  • Certified drawings are required unless the enclosure was built under the Florida Building Code 5th Edition (applied for after June 30, 2015).
  • Screen repairs do not require a permit.
  • Swimming pools must meet barrier requirement.

All contractors must be licensed, insured and registered with the city of Palm Coast Building Division.

The city wants to expedite all hurricane-related permits. Many minor repairs will not need a permit at all. For more information, call the Building Division at 386-986-3780.

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