Quick Contact Numbers

Main City Number / Customer Service
(386) 986-2360

Animal Control
(386) 986-2520
Building Insp. & Permits
(386) 986-3780
Business Tax Office
(386) 986-3766
Code Enforcement
(386) 986-3764
Communications & Marketing
(386) 986-3708
Finance
(386) 986-3723
Human Resources
(386) 986-3718
Fire (Non-Emergency)
(386) 986-2300
Purchasing
(386) 986-3730
Parks & Recreation
(386) 986-2323

Flagler County Info Line
(386) 313-4111
Flagler County Sheriff
(386) 437-4116

Visit Contact Page

This page was printed from : https://www.palmcoastgov.com/government/building/alerts

Contractor Alerts

You can stay up to date with contractor alerts from the City of Palm Coast by signing up here


Holiday Closing and Reminders (Sent On : 12/21/2022)

CONTRACTORS NEWSFLASH

 

Holiday Closing and Reminders

 

December 21, 2022

City offices and services will be closed in observance of Christmas and New Years teh following days: 

 

Friday, December 24th

Monday, December 26th

Friday, December 30th

Monday, January 2nd

 

The Utility Department will have very limited staff on call. Please refrain from scheduling lot clearing and digging around infrastructure in the road right-of-way and adjacent utility easement as this could result in damage to the system and the need to call in additional staff to make repairs.

In the event this happens we will evaluate the situation and could result in a higher than usual charge to the builder and or contractor. As always we will respond to normal and routine issues and repairs as needed.

We wish you all a happy & safe holiday season. 

 

Posting Site Addresses, Permit, Approved Plans & Documents (Sent On : 12/19/2022)

CONTRACTORS NEWSFLASH

 

POSTING OF PERMIT SITE ADDRESS, PERMIT, APPROVED PLANS AND DOCUMENTS

 

December 19, 2022

 

SITE ADDRESS: This is a reminder; the permit project site address must be posted on the job site upon issuance of the building permit and maintained for the duration of construction and until the final address numbers are posted on the completed building.  Address identification numbers shall be on a contrasting background, plainly visible from the street and 4 inches tall, and 1/2-inch minimum stroke width.  The primary purposes of posting the site address is to ensure first responders are able to locate the property in the event of an emergency and to assist building inspectors in locating properties for inspection.  Numbers shall be posted on near the street fronting the property and maintained for the duration of the permit.  Numbers can also be placed on the exterior wall of the home facing the street. Posting the legal description or lot and block is not an acceptable substitute.  ADDRESS MUST BE POSTED AND PLAINLY VISIBLE TO INSPECTORS.  IF ADDRESS IS NOT PLAINLY VISIBLE, INSPECTORS WILL NOT PERFORM INSPECTIONS AND A REINSPECTION FEE WILL BE ISSUED.  Florida Building Code-Building Section 501.2

PERMIT DOCUMENTS: This is a reminder, the permit documents issued with the building permit, including, but not limited to; the issued building permit, City approved plans, Inspection Record Card, Product Approval and Roofing Worksheets and all other City issued documents are the property of the City of Palm Coast.  Documents shall be kept clean and dry and, on the site, and made available to Building Inspectors for all inspections.  CITY APPROVED PERMIT DOCUMENTS SHALL NOT BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSES BY CONTRACTORS OR SUB-CONTRACTORS.  PERMIT DOCUMENTS THAT ARE FADED, ILLEGIBLE, WRINKLED, WATER DAMAGED OR STAINED OR FOR WHATEVER REASON ARE OTHERWISE UNUSABLE MUST BE RELACED BY THE CONTRACTOR BEFORE INSPECTION.  INSPECTIONS WILL NOT BE PERFORMED WHERE CITY APPROVED PERMIT DOCUMENTS ARE NOT PRESENT OR IN AN UNUSABLE CONDITION.  Florida Building Code-Building Section 105.7 and Florida Statute 468.604(1)

 

Your attention to these standards is greatly appreciated. 

 

 

Transportation Impact Fee Increase (Sent On : 11/14/2022)

Transportation Impact Fee Increase

January 1, 2023

 

November 14, 2022

Transportation Fees will increase for permits applied for after close of business day December 30th.    

This table addresses residential construction only under standard circumstances.

For a complete list of the transportation impact fees, please visit our website.

 

 

 

Current fee 

Jan 1st

Jan 1st

3% admin fee

(Credited if paid at time of permit issuance)

Single Family

 

 

 

 

 

*Original ITT platted lots

$1,764

$1,812

-$54.36

 

All other lots

$3,224

$3,311

-$99.33

 

 

 

 

 

Duplex

 

 

 

 

 

*Original ITT platted lots

$2,738

$2,812

-$84.36

 

All other lots

$4,998

$5,132

-$153.96

 

*Original ITT platted lot - a residential lot with final plat approval as of December 30, 1977.  In most cases, it will be a legal description beginning with Section, Block and Lot (07-11-31-70)

 

Tropical Storm Nicole - City Services and Facility Closings (Sent On : 11/8/2022)

CONTRACTORS NEWSFLASH

 

Tropical Storm Nicole / City Services & Facility Closings

November 8, 2022

 

City Hall will be closed Thursday, November 10th, and Friday (previously scheduled Veterans Day Holiday)   

Inspections requested for Thursday should be cancelled and re-scheduled for Monday November 14th.   

 

Now is the time to activate your hurricane preparedness plan and ensure that all jobsites are clear of debris that could become airborne projectiles.

Construction sites should be secured, and swales and temporary culvert pipes are free flowing, are not obstructed in any way and checked for all appropriate erosion/sediment control measures as needed. 

 

Utility - Below Surface Construction (Sent On : 11/7/2022)

CONTRACTORS NEWSFLASH

 

Tropical Storm / Hurricane Nicole

Below Surface Construction

November 7, 2022

You are requested to cease any and all underground/below surface construction until next week.   The Utility Department will not have staff available due to the impending storm for repair should damage occur. 

There may also e will be a time period where staff will be performing damage assessment, performing emergency repairs, and getting our residents back in service if we experience a lot of rain. Please be patient when it comes to meter installs, new pep tank installations, and pep panel / pump installations. Our contractors will resume operations as soon as we can and plan to be back to normal following the storm.   We will most likely still be dealing with water in swales in some areas so this will have a bearing on work performed. Also please continue to refrain from excavation work and lot clearing in the utility easements to avoid the need to use staff for repairs that can be avoided if we are in recovery mode. Thank you for working with us and we appreciate all you do.

 

As a reminder, now is the time to activate your hurricane preparedness plan and ensure that all jobsites are clear of debris that could become airborne projectiles.

Construction sites should be secured, and swales and temporary culvert pipes are free flowing, are not obstructed in any way and checked for all appropriate erosion/sediment control measures as needed. 

Storm Preparedness (Sent On : 11/7/2022)

CONTRACTORS NEWSFLASH

 

Tropical Storm Nicole

November 7, 2022

Tropical Storm Nicole is tracking to have a major impact in our area and will possibly be upgraded to hurricane strength.     Now is the time to activate your hurricane preparedness plan and ensure that all jobsites are clear of debris that could become airborne projectiles.

 

Construction sites should be secured, and swales and temporary culvert pipes are free flowing and are not obstructed in any way and check all appropriate erosion/sediment control measures as needed. 

 

Secure Structures and Equipment

It's time to prepare your job site for the storm ahead. 

  • Use rope, sandbags, ground anchors and other items to weigh down materials that could easily fly away. 
  • Cover materials with plastic sheeting, netting or garbage bags to prevent water damage.
  • Stack loose materials together and secure them with rope or duct tape to keep them from dispersing.
  • Complete work on partially completed structures to minimize damage if time allows.

 

Remove Materials and Equipment When Possible

If you're able to remove loose materials or expensive equipment, do so immediately after a warning is announced. 

  • Have your construction dumpster picked up or cover the container with a tarp/tie down lid
  • Remove or tie down portable bathrooms.
  • Remove hazardous chemicals to prevent them from being released into the environment.
  • Remove materials, tools or equipment that can be damaged by rising water.
  • Remove or move heavy equipment and machinery to a garage if available.
  • Tear down and store light-weight fence screens and job site signage.
  • Move any portable electronics, job site plans and other important documents from the construction trailer to a safe location offsite.
  • Turn off power to the site and make sure fuel is available for power generators.

Safeguard the Building Structure

Now that you've secured or removed materials and equipment, it's time to defend the structure. Whether you're working on a renovation or constructing a new building, water can significantly damage the interior.

  • Board up door and window openings.
  • Tarp or board up any other large openings.
  • Place sandbags around the perimeter of the structure as reinforcement.  

 

Hurricane and storm preparedness is essential for a safe construction site and the neighboring properties.  Thank you in advance for being a good neighbor in your community. 

 

 

 

 

Building Inspection Suspended October 3rd (Sent On : 10/2/2022)

CONTRACTORS NEWSFLASH

 

Hurricane Ian / Building Inspection Services

 

October 2, 2022

 

The Building Department will not be performing  inspections requested for Monday; October 3rd.  

The Building Inspectors have been and will continue working with the Utility Department with the PEP tanks in areas that power has not yet been restored due to Hurricane Ivan.  

We anticipate normal operations and inspections to resume on Tuesday, October 4th.  

  

 

Below Surface Construction (Sent On : 9/27/2022)

CONTRACTORS NEWSFLASH

 

Hurricane Ian - Below Surface Construction

 

September 27, 2022

You are requested to cease any and all underground/below surface construction until next week.   The Utility Department will not have staff available due to the hurricane for repair should damage occur. 

 

As a reminder, now is the time to activate your hurricane preparedness plan and ensure that all jobsites are clear of debris that could become airborne projectiles.

Construction sites should be secured, and swales and temporary culvert pipes are free flowing, are not obstructed in any way and checked for all appropriate erosion/sediment control measures as needed. 

 

Hurricane Ian Closings and Reminders (Sent On : 9/27/2022)

CONTRACTORS NEWSFLASH

Hurricane Ian / City Services & Facility Closings

 

September 27, 2022

 

City Hall will be closed beginning today, Tuesday; September 27th, at 12:00 p.m.   

Inspections will not be performed Wednesday; September 28th - Friday; September 30th

Online permitting and plan review will continue as long as conditions allow. 

 

Now is the time to activate your hurricane preparedness plan and ensure that all jobsites are clear of debris that could become airborne projectiles.

Construction sites should be secured, and swales and temporary culvert pipes are free flowing, are not obstructed in any way and checked for all appropriate erosion/sediment control measures as needed. 

 

City Services & Facility Closings (Sent On : 9/26/2022)

CONTRACTORS NEWSFLASH

Hurricane Ian / City Services & Facility Closings

 

September 26, 2022

 

City Hall will be closed beginning tomorrow, Tuesday; September 27th, at 12:00 p.m.   Inspections requested for Tuesday; September 27th will be completed. 

Inspections will not be performed Wednesday; September 28th - Friday; September 30th

Online permitting and plan review will continue as long as conditions allow. 

 

Now is the time to activate your hurricane preparedness plan and ensure that all jobsites are clear of debris that could become airborne projectiles.

Construction sites should be secured, and swales and temporary culvert pipes are free flowing, are not obstructed in any way and checked for all appropriate erosion/sediment control measures as needed. 

Hurricane Ian (Sent On : 9/26/2022)

CONTRACTORS NEWSFLASH

 

Hurricane Ian

September 26, 2022

 

Hurricane Ian has formed in the Caribbean.   Now is the time to activate your hurricane preparedness plan and ensure that all jobsites are clear of debris that could become airborne projectiles.

 

Construction sites should be secured, and swales and temporary culvert pipes are free flowing and are not obstructed in any way  and check all appropriate erosion/sediment control measures as needed. 

 

 

Secure Structures and Equipment

Once the National Weather Service issues a Hurricane Watch, it's time to prepare your job site for the storm ahead. 

  • Use rope, sandbags, ground anchors and other items to weigh down materials that could easily fly away. 
  • Cover materials with plastic sheeting, netting or garbage bags to prevent water damage.
  • Stack loose materials together and secure them with rope or duct tape to keep them from dispersing.
  • Complete work on partially completed structures to minimize damage if time allows.

Remove Materials and Equipment When Possible

If you're able to remove loose materials or expensive equipment, do so immediately after a Hurricane Warning is announced. 

  • Have your construction dumpster picked up or cover the container with a tarp/tie down lid
  • Remove or tie down portable bathrooms.
  • Remove hazardous chemicals to prevent them from being released into the environment.
  • Remove materials, tools or equipment that can be damaged by rising water.
  • Remove or move heavy equipment and machinery to a garage if available.
  • Tear down and store light-weight fence screens and job site signage.
  • Move any portable electronics, job site plans and other important documents from the construction trailer to a safe location offsite.
  • Turn off power to the site and make sure fuel is available for power generators.

Safeguard the Building Structure

Now that you've secured or removed materials and equipment, it's time to defend the structure. Whether you're working on a renovation or constructing a new building, water can significantly damage the interior.

  • Board up door and window openings.
  • Tarp or board up any other large openings.
  • Place sandbags around the perimeter of the structure as reinforcement.  

 

Hurricane preparedness is essential for a safe construction site and the neighboring properties.  Thank you in advance for being a good neighbor in your community. 

 

Hurricane Preparedness (Sent On : 9/21/2022)

CONTRACTORS NEWSFLASH

                                                                Hurricane Preparedness

 

September 21, 2022

 

When severe weather hits, will your job site be ready?

Buildings under construction are at high risk of catastrophic damage during a hurricane.  Materials and debris can become projectiles, and expensive equipment may be lost or damaged. 

Don't wait for last minute to protect your project from an approaching hurricane. You need to be prepared!  

Construction sites should be secured, and swales are free flowing and are not obstructed in any way and check all appropriate erosion/sediment control measures as needed. 

Secure Structures and Equipment

Once the National Weather Service issues a Hurricane Watch, it's time to prepare your job site for the storm ahead. 

  • Use rope, sand bags, ground anchors and other items to weigh down materials that could easily fly away. 
  • Cover materials with plastic sheeting, netting or garbage bags to prevent water damage.
  • Stack loose materials together and secure them with rope or duct tape to keep them from dispersing.
  • Complete work on partially completed structures to minimize damage, if time allows.

 

Remove Materials and Equipment When Possible

If you're able to remove loose materials or expensive equipment, do so immediately after a Hurricane Warning is announced. 

  • Have your construction dumpster picked up or cover the container with a tarp.
  • Remove or tie down portable bathrooms.
  • Remove hazardous chemicals to prevent them from being released into the environment.
  • Remove materials, tools or equipment that can be damaged by rising water.
  • Remove or move heavy equipment and machinery to a garage if available.
  • Tear down and store light-weight fence screens and job site signage.
  • Move any portable electronics, job site plans and other important documents from the construction trailer to a safe location offsite.
  • Turn off power to the site and make sure fuel is available for power generators.

Safeguard the Building Structure

Now that you've secured or removed materials and equipment, it's time to defend the structure. Whether you're working on a renovation or you're constructing a new building, water can significantly damage the interior.

  • Board up door and window openings.
  • Tarp or board up any other large openings.
  • Place sandbags around the perimeter of the structure as reinforcement.  

 

Hurricane preparedness is essential for a safe construction site and the neighboring properties.  Thank you in advance for being a good neighbor in your community. 

Impact Fee Increase - effective October 1, 2022 (Sent On : 8/29/2022)

CONTRACTORS NEWSFLASH

Park and Fire Impact Fee Increase  

 

August 29, 2022

 

The Fire and Parks Impact Fees will increase for new residential and commercial construction as described below. 

Effective for permit applied for on or after 5:00 p.m. October 01, 2022

 

Fire Impact Fee

  • Residential - $420.52 per dwelling unit
  • Non-residential- $.68 per square foot

 

Parks Impact Fee

  • Residential - $1,635.07 per dwelling unit

 

 

State Certified Contractor Licenses (Sent On : 8/29/2022)

CONTRACTORS NEWSFLASH

State Certified Contractor Licenses

August 29, 2022

 

State Certified contractor licenses expire August 31, 2022.   

To avoid an interruption  in your permitting services, please email your updated license to buildingdivision@palmcoastgov.com  

The current status of your license in our database can be verified by following this link https://www.palmcoastgov.com/search/contractors

 

 

 

Paver Driveways (Sent On : 8/11/2022)

CONTRACTORS NEWSFLASH

Paver Driveways

August 11, 2022

*In addition to the notice below, please be reminded that the base must be compacted and approved bfore pavers can be installed, this will be inspected during the 'Pre-Pour' inspection. 

 

Effective Immediately, a Paver Driveway Detail Sheet will be required at the time of submittal when pavers will be installed.      The option for installation should be circled on the sheet to identify which option will be used.  The sheet will become a part of the approved documents will be required on-site for the inspection.

The Paver Driveway Detail Sheet is located on the Building Services Webpage under the Stormwater and Engineering heading, as well as the Contractor Permitting Page at  the bottom of the individualized permit type. 

 

Paver Driveway Detail Sheet (Sent On : 8/11/2022)

CONTRACTORS NEWSFLASH

Paver Driveways

August 11, 2022

Effective Immediately, a Paver Driveway Detail Sheet will be required at the time of submittal when pavers will be installed.      The option for installation should be circled on the sheet to identify which option will be used.  The sheet will become a part of the approved documents will be required on-site for the inspection.

The Paver Driveway Detail Sheet is located on the Building Services Webpage under the Stormwater and Engineering heading, as well as the Contractor Permitting Page at  the bottom of the individualized permit type. 

 

Online Permitting (Sent On : 6/24/2022)

CONTRACTORS NEWSFLASH

Online Permitting

6-24-22

 

We are encouraged by how many of you are using the online permitting portal and hope that you find it to be more efficient in comparison to visiting city offices and submitting paper. 

To keep this process as efficient as possible, it is very important that the submittal format and file naming convention are followed every time you submit.    Each customer has their own way of naming files when they submit, in turn, slowing processing and review time down determining what the document is.   

It is also  important that the correct document type category is chosen when uploading as this type is the mechanism for the public records document retention system identification, as well as  triggering some automatic processes for review based on the document type.  

A  helpful guide to 'How to Use the Online Portal'  is located on the same site, to answer many of the questions that we receive often.  

We encourage you to read and share this information with your staff and other entities  who may upload on your behalf to avoid frustrations and delays. 

The above mentioned documents can be found on the permit  portal webpage https://www.palmcoastgov.com/eplanreview

 

 

 

Holiday Closing June 20th (Sent On : 6/16/2022)

CONTRACTORS NEWSFLASH

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Holiday Closing and Reminders

 

June 16, 2022

 

City offices and services will be closed in observance of Juneteenth

 

Monday, June 20th

 

The Utility Department will have very limited staff on call. Please refrain from scheduling lot clearing and digging around infrastructure in the road right-of-way and adjacent utility easement as this could result in damage to the system and the need to call in additional staff to make repairs.

In the event this happens we will evaluate the situation and could result in a higher than usual charge to the builder and or contractor. As always we will respond to normal and routine issues and repairs as needed.

Holiday Closing & Reminders (Sent On : 5/26/2022)

 

CONTRACTORS NEWSFLASH

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Holiday Closing and Reminders

 

May 26, 2022

 

City offices and services will be closed in observance of Memorial Day

 

Monday, May 30th

 

The Utility Department will have very limited staff on call. Please refrain from scheduling lot clearing and digging around infrastructure in the road right-of-way and adjacent utility easement as this could result in damage to the system and the need to call in additional staff to make repairs.

In the event this happens we will evaluate the situation and could result in a higher than usual charge to the builder and or contractor. As always we will respond to normal and routine issues and repairs as needed.

Swimming Pool Permitting with a Fence (Sent On : 5/23/2022)

CONTRACTORS NEWSFLASH

Swimming Pool Permitting with a Fence

 

May 23, 2022

The City of Coast Land Development Code 4.01.08 requires "All swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas shall be enclosed by a permanent full screen enclosure or with a permanent wall or fence of at least four feet in height".

In the past, the fence was permitted as a part of the swimming pool permit application submittal if erected simultaneously.    

The City of Palm Coast no longer requires a permit for the installation of fence or performs a review, however, the property owner must complete an acknowledgement form after reading the regulations for the installation of a fence.    This acknowledgement must be completed prior to the submittal of a swimming pool permit if your project will be enclosed by a fence. 

The acknowledgement must be completed by the property owner and cannot be completed by the pool contractor on their behalf.  

The acknowledgement can be completed online and the instructions can be found on our website at https://www.palmcoastgov.com/government/building/ownerdocumentdetails/76

 

 

Reminder - Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act (Sent On : 5/23/2022)

CONTRACTORS NEWSFLASH

Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act

 

May 23, 2022

 

In Florida, drowning is the leading cause of death of young children and is also a significant cause of death for medically frail elderly persons. Adult supervision is the key to accomplishing the objective of reducing the number of submersion incidents, and when lapses in supervision occur a pool safety feature designed to deny, delay, or detect unsupervised entry to the swimming pool, spa, or hot tub will reduce drowning and near-drowning incidents. In furtherance of this initiative, the Florida Legislature enacted the "Preston de Ibern/Mckenzie Merriam Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act" in 2000. See Chapter 515, Florida Statutes.

 

The Legislature requires that all new residential swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs be equipped with at least two (2) pool safety features.

 

EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2022

 

In an effort to ensure a property owner understands the responsibilities of pool ownership as outlined in Florida Statutes 515, effective for swimming pools applied for on or after June 1, 2022 will require a Swimming Pool Safety Act Acknowledgement form signed by the licensed contractor and property owner.

This form can be located on our website under the swimming pool requirements on the Building Services main page or under the specific requirements for swimming pools. 

New Home Construction Right of Way Maintenance (Sent On : 5/17/2022)

CONTRACTORS NEWSFLASH

New Home Construction Right of Way Maintenance

 

May 17, 2022

 

Effective immediately, New Home Construction will be required to leave the sod in place until the Right of Way Final Grade.   

The swale is to be maintained throughout the project.  The following options are recommended:

 

  • Construction entrance with a temporary culvert a minimum of 12"

  • Designated access point to reduce maintenance cost.

 

If a site is not in compliance, the contractor will be required to install a silt fence at the front right of way property line for the remainder of the project and maintain it. 

Thank you in advance for being a good neighbor in the community. 

Project Manager Email Notifications (Sent On : 4/25/2022)

CONTRACTORS NEWSFLASH

Project Manager Notifications

 

A new feature has been added to the online permitting portal that will allow you to add the project manager email to a specific permit. 

This will eliminate the need for the project manager's email added to ALL permits, or take the workload off of your office staff forwarding emails/notifications to the project manager.

During the packet creation, under the Applicant Info Tab, you will see an optional field for 'Project Manager Email'.    This will add a specific email to a permit. 

This feature is only available at the packet stage. 

If you would like to remove specific emails from the contractor certificate (resulting in the project manager not receiving emails for ALL jobs and notifications connected to the contractor), please send an email to buildingdivision@palmcoastgov.com  and provide an updated list of only those emails you wish to include in receiving ALL emails.    Please be sure to include the contractor license # in your email.  We will remove the emails and replace with your most current list.

 

 

Water Service Supply Pipe (Sent On : 4/13/2022)

CONTRACTORS NEWSFLASH

Water Service Supply Pipe

Building inspectors have been reporting some inconsistencies regarding installation of water service supply pipe and different practices being used by different plumbing contractors.  This Newsflash is intended to remind all contractors and in particular, plumbing contractors, of certain standard installation, inspection, testing and material requirements for water service supply piping under the 2020 Florida Building Code-Plumbing and Florida Building Code-Residential.  All code references below are from the Florida Building Code-Plumbing.

 

Please remember the following:

 

  • Water service supply pipe outside buildings is a part of the building's water supply system and is subject to visual inspection and testing prior to covering (Section 312).
  • Water service supply pipe installation shall be complete under concrete slabs and other locations subject to later concealment as well as underground outside buildings. 
  • Water service supply pipe shall be installed, under test and ready for inspection as part of the First Rough Plumbing Inspection (Section 312).
  • Water service supply pipe shall be connected to the building's water supply distribution system and under test with the building's water supply distribution system or, in cases where connection cannot be made, shall be under separate test (Section 312)
  • Plastic water service supply pipe shall be under a full working pressure water test.  Water service supply pipe shall may also be tested by an air pressure test of not less than 50 p.si. minimum (Section 312.5).
  • Water service supply pipe hall extend to the intended water meter location but not connected to the water meter and capped for test.  The entire length of the water service pipe shall be remain exposed for inspection (Section 312).
  • Water service supply pipe including the full-open valve required by Section 606 shall be installed a minimum of 12 inches below the ground at all points. No part of the water service supply pipe shall be above ground (Section 305.4).
  • Means of providing access to the water service supply pipe full-open valve shall be provided per Section 606.3 and access shall be provided as soon as the water service supply pipe is buried.
  • Water service supply pipe that passes through a thickened / turned down edge of a monolithic foundation or other foundation type such as footing or stem-wall or similar shall be provided with a relieving arch or pipe sleeve.  If a pipe sleeve is used it shall be a minimum of two pipe sizes larger than the water service supply pipe (Section 305.3).
  • Water service supply pipe materials shall be identifiable and visible to the inspector at time of inspection (Section 303.1).
  • Water service supply pipe materials shall conform to NSF 61 and be rated for a working pressure of 160 p.s.i. minimum (Section 605.3)
  • Water service supply pipe materials shall conform to Section 605.3 and conform to the applicable material standard listed in Table 605.3.
Swimming Pool Safety Act Acknowledgement Form (Sent On : 4/6/2022)

CONTRACTORS NEWSFLASH

Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act

 

April 6, 2022

In Florida, drowning is the leading cause of death of young children and is also a significant cause of death for medically frail elderly persons. Adult supervision is the key to accomplishing the objective of reducing the number of submersion incidents, and when lapses in supervision occur a pool safety feature designed to deny, delay, or detect unsupervised entry to the swimming pool, spa, or hot tub will reduce drowning and near-drowning incidents. In furtherance of this initiative, the Florida Legislature enacted the "Preston de Ibern/Mckenzie Merriam Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act" in 2000. See Chapter 515, Florida Statutes.

The Legislature requires that all new residential swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs be equipped with at least two (2)  pool safety features.

EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2022

In an effort to ensure a property owner understands the responsibilities of pool ownership as outlined in Florida Statutes 515, effective for swimming pools applied for on or after June 1, 2022 will require a Swimming Pool Safety Act Acknowledgement form signed by the licensed contractor and property owner.

 

This form can be located on our website under the swimming pool requirements on the Building Services main page or under the specific requirements for swimming pools. 

 

 

Utility Deposit (Sent On : 3/24/2022)

Utility Deposit Fees Deferred

 

March 24, 2023     

 

The Utility Deposit will no longer be collected at the time of permit issuance for new residential construction.

The deposit will be included with the first utility bill following the issuance of the certificate of occupancy.

If you have any questions, please contact the Customer Service Department at 386-986-2360.

 

Community Development Office Closure (Sent On : 3/22/2022)

CONTRACTORS NEWSFLASH

Community Development Office Closure

March 24, 2022

 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

March 22, 2022

 

The Community Development Department Offices (Building, Planning & Zoning, and Code Enforcement) will be closedThursday, March 24th from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for mandatory training.  Please plan accordingly. 

 

 

Common Electric Code Errors (Sent On : 3/4/2022)

Common Electric Code Errors

 

March 4, 2022

 

City inspectors have recently identified some common electrical items not installed in accordance with the National Electric Code. 

Please make note of the items below to avoid failed inspections and delay in construction and issuance of Certificates of Occupancy.

 

  1.  NEC 2017 422.16 - Dishwasher outlets must be adjacent cabinet or hard-wired with a breaker lock.  The outlets are prohibited to be located behind the dishwasher.  

 

  1. NEC 2017 310.10 (D) - Service Conductors coming from the weatherhead are to be listed for direct sunlight. 

 

 

City Servers-Network Down (Sent On : 3/3/2022)

CONTRACTORS NEWSFLASH

 

City Network Down for Maintenance Tonight

 

March 3, 2022

 

The city is experiencing issues with a main server requiring emergency maintenance.  The network will not be available beginning at midnight this evening. 

The network is expected to be fully operational by 4:00 a.m., however, we advise you to processes any permits, payments, and schedule inspections prior to midnight in the event the network is not available when anticipated. 

 

 

Daily Inspections Schedule Change (Sent On : 2/8/2022)

CONTRACTORS NEWSFLASH

 

Inspection Times and Coordination with Homeowners

 

February 8, 2022

 

With the increase in the number of daily inspections, the Building Inspectors are beginning their inspection routes earlier in the day (prior to 8:00 a.m.)  to ensure inspections are performed within 24 hours without any roll-overs. 

Currently, contractors are asking their customers to contact the Building Division after 8:00 a.m. to get a time frame for the inspector's arrival.  This is resulting in occasional problems when the inspector arrives prior to 8:00 a.m. and he is unable to do the inspection. 

When the inspector is assigned to an inspection, the applicant receives an email with the inspector name and contact information.    We encourage you to provide us with your customers contact email and the automatic email will also be sent to your customer.  You may also choose to provide the information to your customer once received, or contact the inspector and then inform the property owner of the time frame provided.

We cannot guarantee the inspector will not arrive at a jobsite prior to 8:00 a.m.

This may result in a failed inspection if he is unable to access the inspection.