Contractor Permit Types
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.
A boathouse permit type is used when the dock is existing and the boathouse is being added to an existing dock. (Or you would use the dock permit type and the boathouse would be included in that permit)
Once you've made application, the permit is usually ready between 2-5 days. If any additional information is required, you will receive an email with the details.
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. All approved documents are required to be available for the inspector when he arrives. The inspector will sign your job card if the inspections passes.
If the project is not accessible, you will need to be on the site to give the inspector access to the job.
The permit will remain active for six months from the date of issuance, if the permit expires without the required inspections, a new permit will be required.
A dock/boathouse may not extend into the waterbody more than 12' unless such waterbody is 100' or more in width; if so, same may extend 16', in both instances at right angles to avoid to and from the property line abutting the waterbody. All boathouses must have a hip style roof.
Construction on the Intracoastal Waterway requires all appropriate state and federal permits prior to submittal in addition, a database search from Florida Natural Areas Inventory, US Fish and Wildlife Services to list plan and animal species that have potential to occur on the property. (Army Corp of Engineers, Department of Environmental Protection, St. Johns River Water Management District)
What is required to apply for a permit?
Sealed drawings to include electrical if applicable
Licensed electrician if applicable
Site plans/survey - include all existing and proposed structures and setbacks to property lines.Check our files - http://records.palmcoastgov.com/
Proof of property ownership - recorded deed or property appraisers office printout
Construction lien law affidavit - for any job greater than $2,500
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 Clerks office in Bunnell.It is not required at the time of permit issuance, but will be required prior to any inspections.
The cost for Dock/boathouse permit is $184.00. If you are adding electric, it will be an estimated additional $61.00.
You may make application using our online permit submittal - http://www.palmcoastgov.com/eplanreview
(A signed permit application or an owner builder affidavit will not be required for upload if using the online submittal portal)