Florida Building Code 7th Edition (2020)
The new FBC will go into effect January 1, 2021
Florida Statute 553.80(7)(b) Permit & Inspection Report. FY ending September 30, 2019
Permits Applied for 27,035
Permits Issued 26,091
Inspections Requested 42,944
Inspections Completed 42,792
Private Provider Inspections 39
OCTOBER 1, 2020 - NEW FEE SCHEDULE
Beginning October 1, 2020 Builders Services will be charging a Credit Card Fee of 2.75% per transaction.
PERMITS CAN BE EMAILED TO PERMITTINGTEAM@BAYCOUNTYFL.GOV OR FAXED TO 850-248-8384
THEY MUST BE COMPLETE, SIGNED AND HAVE A LEGABLE EMAIL FOR CORRESPONDENCE. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SIGNED BY AN AUTHORIZED AGENT OF THE CONTRACTOR AND MUST BE NOTARIZED.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.
TO SCHEDULE AN INSPECTION CALL 850-248-8350
FOR PLAN REVIEW QUESTIONS YOU CAN EMAIL
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- Note: The 50% rule is only applicable if the structure is located in a flood zone. See FAQs and below for additional information. For other than in a flood zone, repairs must meet the 6th Edition Florida Existing Building Code for repairs or an alteration if changing the original layout of a building, for an addition if adding to the height or area of a building, and for a change of use if using the building for a different purpose than the existing certificate of occupancy was issued.
- Regarding window/door replacement: The code does not require all windows to be replaced. Only the damaged windows that are replaced need to meet code for wind design. If the total cost of the renovation exceeds 30% of the assessed value of the structure, then the windows or doors need to meet the energy code. But only for those items replaced.
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For permitting within the city limits of Panama City, prior approval from Panama City Planning and Zoning Department is required.