The building department operates under the 2014 Florida Building Codes as adopted by the State of Florida and requirements of Chapter 553, Florida Statutes.
The Florida Product Approval System is required when submitting plans for approval as of April 1, 2004.
Plans Submittal: Building plans complying with the plan review process in Chapter 1 of the Building Code shall be submitted with completed application to the department Permits Technician. Permits for construction are issued only when the requirements of the department have been completed and plans are approved by the Department Director or the proper plans reviewer.
Permits shall be issued to contractors as licensed by Chapter 489.FS Part I and II and/or in accordance with exceptions noted within Chapter 489 FS.
Contractors shall provide the following information to the Department Administrative Assistant with each permit application:
Notice of Commencement: Notice shall be recorded with the Clerk of Court, Columbia County, Florida, in accordance with Florida Statute Ch. 713. In addition, copies of the recorded notice shall be posted on the job site on a weather protected bulletin board and one copy filed with the Building Department. Also, the contractor shall show that one copy is forwarded to the owner. Note: (notice of commence due to Building Department and posted by first inspection)
Fees: Permits shall be issued upon payment of fees and permit approvals (fees subject to change by resolution).