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Contractor Permit Types

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Stucco - Exterior Plaster/ Stucco and Exterior Insulating and Finish Systems (EIFS)

We have tried our best to provide all the information necessary on this page to help you understand the process for permitting your project from beginning to the end. 

The average review time after the application package has been accepted, is usually 3 days.   If additional information is required, you will receive an email with the details. 

You will receive an emai notification when the permit application has been aproved and ready for issuance.  Once you have received your permit, the job card will outline what inspections are necessary for your project.  You may schedule the inspection by calling 386-986-4747 or through this website.   When the inspector has been assigned to your inspection request, another email notification with the inspectors name and contact information will be sent; you may contact the inspector directly to inquire about the time frame he will be arriving at your site.

All approved documents are required to be available for the inspector when he arrives.

What is required to apply for a permit?  

  • Permit Application
  • Color and Material Sheet
  • Proof of property ownership - recorded deed or property appraiser's office print verification
  • Construction Lien Law Affidavit signed by property owner
  • Notice of commencement (certified copy) this is required for any improvements to your property greater than $2,500.The notice of commencement is to be filled out, and recorded with the Flagler County Clerk's office in Bunnell. IT is not required at the time of permit issuance, but will be required prior to any inspections

For Exterior Insulating and Finish Systems (EIFS) 

  • Palm Coast Florida Product Approval Worksheet Number for proposed EIFS system
  • Complete wall section(s) / diagrams for each exterior wall type to receive an EIFS system indicating: 
    • Structural frame type (CMU block or wood framing)
    • Wall sheathing type (for wood framed walls) and thickness
    • Water resistive barrier type for wood framing (note: a code compliant water resistive barrier is required where one does not exist or cannot be verified to exist or if barrier does not comply with Section R703.2 of the Florida Building Code-Residential or Section 1408.4.1.1 Florida Building Code-Building or ASTM E2570).
    • Existing wall cladding types (indicate if intent is to remove or cover)
    • EIFS terminating a minimum of six (6) inches above finished ground level
    • EIFS with drainage details (for wood framed walls)
  • Complete manufacturer's specifications and installation instructions including but not limited to:
    • Manufacturer's specifications and manufacturer's installation instructions must indicate EIFS complies with ASTM E2568
    • Manufacturer's specifications and installation instructions shall indicate the complete EIFS system (includes backing materials and attachments) is capable of resisting wind loads in Florida Building Code-Residential Tables R301.2(2) and R301.2(3) or Florida Building Code-Building Section 1609.
    • If installation is to occur over existing wall cladding then manufacturer's specifications and installation instructions must clearly indicate installation details over various cladding materials
    • Manufacturer's flashing requirement details for all openings and between dissimilar wall cladding materials
    • Manufacturer's specifications and installation instructions must indicate drainage details (for wood framed walls)          

For Exterior Plaster / Stucco:

  • Complete wall section(s) / diagrams for each exterior wall type to receive exterior plaster indicating: framing)
    • Structural frame type (SMU block or wood framing) 
    • Wall sheathing type (for wood framed walls) and thickness
    • Water resistive barrier type for wood framing (note: a code compliant water resistive barrier is required where one does not exist or cannot be verified to exist or if barrier does not comply with Section R703.2 of the Florida Building Code-Residential or Section 1408.4.1.1 Florida Building Code-Building or ASTM E2570).
    • Existing wall cladding types (indicate if intent is to remove or cover)
    • Lath materials and lath attachment details
    • Weep screed details terminating a minimum 4 inches above the finished ground and 2 inches above paved areas and of a type to drain water to the building exterior.
    • Total number of plaster coasts (3 over lath and 2 directly over masonry, concrete, clay brick, stone or tile) and coating thickness per Table R702.1(1)
  • Complete manufacturer's specifications and installation instructions including but not limited to:
    • Manufacturer's specifications and installation instructions must indicate materials comply with ASTM C926 (cement plaster), ASTM C91 (masonry cement), ASTM C150 (Portland cement), ASTM C595 blended hydraulic cement) or ASTM C1328 (Plaster / stucco cement)
    • If installation is to occur over existing wall cladding then manufacturer's specifications and installation instructions must clearly indicate installation details for installation over various cladding materials
    • Manufacturer's flashing requirements for all openings and between dissimilar wall cladding materials
    • Manufacturer's specifications and installation instructions must indicate drainage details (for wood framed walls)

See Florida Building Code-Residential Section R703 Exterior Covering, Section R703.2 Water-resistive barrier, Section R703.7 through R703.7.5 for exterior plaster and R703.9 through R703.9.2 for exterior insulation and finish systems and Florida Building Code-Building Section 1408.

Additional information:

  • EIFS and exterior plaster / stucco installations on buildings regulated under the Florida Building Code-Building shall require design by a Florida licensed professional engineer or architect based on the Wind Exposure Category and Risk Category of the building per Florida Building Code-Building Sections 1603.1.4, 1604.5 and 1609.4.
  • EIFS and exterior plaster / stucco installations on buildings regulated under the Florida Building Code-Building shall conform to numerous code sections not referenced herein.  Consult with the design professional in responsible charge.  Contact the Palm Coast Building Division for more information. 
  • Manufacturer's specifications and installation instructions shall include fastener types and fastening schedules.
  • Water-resistive barriers complying with Florida Building Code-Residential Section R703.2 or Florida Building Code-Building Section 1402.2 or ASTM E2570 shall be provided where one does not exist or cannot be verified to exist on all wood framed and wood sheathed walls.
  • If installation of new EIFS and exterior plaster / stucco is intended to occur over existing siding, cladding or veneers, then manufacturer's specifications and installation instructions shall clearly indicate what existing materials new materials may be applied to and installation instructions for application over each material type.

Get the estimated cost of your permit here - http://www.palmcoastgov.com/government/building/fee-calculator

You may make application using our online permit submittal - http://www.palmcoastgov.com/eplanreview

(A signed permit application will not be required for upload if using the online submittal portal)

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