When is a building permit required?

A permit ensures the consumer that the work is being done properly and with the appropriate materials. A licensed contractor is required to obtain permits in the following situations:

  • General maintenance and repairs exceeding $500 in labor and materials for projects modifying a building's existing structure in any way (including tile, wood flooring and marble)
  • Any electrical work, including installation of ceiling fans
  • Replacement of an air conditioner unit
  • Installation of a water heater
  • Changing a toilet or a sink fixture

Please contact the Building Division at 305-466-8937 if you should have any questions as to whether a permit is required.

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