Can I start work before the permit is issued?

The Building Official may authorize a pre-permit construction agreement for interior commercial tenant build outs and multifamily interior build outs only. The application must be complete and executed by the general contractor and owner before being submitted. The application must include the project contract, the notice of commencement and written acknowledgment from the fire alarm and sprinkler companies that the work will not cause system trouble alarms or failure while under construction. The building official, fire official and zoning officer will then review the application for basic code compliance and determine whether the project may commence prior to permit issuance.

To obtain the Pre-Permit Construction Agreement, please contact the Building Department at 561-393-7930 or by emailing a request to [email protected]

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1. What do the status application codes mean?
2. How do I upload and submit files?
3. What do I name the files?
4. When can I upload my plans?
5. Can I start work before the permit is issued?
6. What does PS or "prescreening" mean?
7. Can I submit corrections on-line if the initial application was brought in over the counter?
8. Can my subcontractor submit a correction?
9. Can I still submit permit applications, corrections and revisions over the counter?
10. Can I put all of the documents in one multiple page pdf?
11. What type of electronic file formats are accepted?
12. How are electronic signatures for architect's and engineer's signed sealed drawings handled?
13. What building permit applications need to be filled out and what signatures are required?
14. Can I put my entire project under one building permit application?
15. What are the initial fees to apply for a building permit?
16. Where do I find the applications and prescreening requirements?
17. How do I know what application type to use?
18. What is an online building permit application?
19. Can I E-Submit my application as an Owner Builder?
20. How does the 5th Edition (2014) of the Florida Building Code affect Window Replacements?
21. How do I setup my computer to use Boca ePlans?