ORDINANCE NO. 2001-22
Return to Development Department Home Page
Return to Hernando County Home Page
AN ORDINANCE TO BE KNOWN AS THE HERNANDO COUNTY CONSTRUCTION CODE: PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF THE FLORIDA BUILDING CODE; PROVIDING FOR ADMINISTRATION; PROVIDING FOR THE SEVERANCE OF PARTS; PROVIDING FOR A REPEALER CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR VIOLATIONS, REMEDIES, AND PENALTIES; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
WHEREAS, the Florida Building Code Act of 1998 directed the Florida Building Commission to establish a statewide uniform building code known as the Florida Building Code; and
WHEREAS, the Florida Building Code will be in effect throughout the State of Florida on March 1, 2002, unless otherwise mandated by the Florida Legislature; and
WHEREAS, the enforcement of the Florida Building Code is the responsibility of local governments; and
WHEREAS, Hernando County actively participates in the enforcement of building construction regulation for the benefit of the public safety of its citizens; and
WHEREAS, Hernando County desires to facilitate the enforcement of the Florida Building Code by enacting administrative and technical amendments which meet the needs of its citizens;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA.
SECTION 1. ADOPTION OF THE FLORIDA BUILDING CODE, 2001 EDITION, AND ALL APPENDICES OF THE FLORIDA BUILDING CODE, BUILDING; ALL APPENDICES OF THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE, 1999 EDITION ALL APPENDICES OF THE FLORIDA BUILDING CODE, PLUMBING; ALL APPENDICES OF THE FLORIDA BUILDING CODE, FUEL GAS; AS PROMULGATED BY THE FLORIDA BUILDING COMMISSION
There is hereby adopted by the County of Hernando, Florida, that certain statewide unified code known as the Florida Building Code, as developed and maintained by the Florida Building Commission, being particularly the 2001 Edition together with all Appendices of the Florida Building Code, Building; all Appendices of the National Electrical Code, 1999 Edition; all Appendices of the Florida Building Code, Plumbing; all Appendices of the Florida Building Code, Mechanical; and all Appendices of the Florida Building Code, Fuel Gas, thereof. The same is hereby adopted and incorporated herein as fully as if set forth in haec verba and from the date upon which this ordinance shall take effect, the provisions thereof except as otherwise noted herein shall be controlling in the construction, alteration, removal, demolition, moving, improving, repairing of equipment, use and occupancy, location and maintenance of all buildings and structures within the unincorporated areas of the County.
SECTION 2. ADMINISTRATION
Chapter 1, Administration, of the Florida Building Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
101.1 Scope. The provisions of this chapter shall govern the administration and enforcement of the "Florida Building Code".
101.2 Title. The provisions of the following chapters shall constitute and be known and be cited as the "Florida Building Code", hereinafter known as "this code."
101.3 Code Remedial
101.3.1 General. This code is hereby declared to be remedial and shall be construed to secure the beneficial interests and purposes thereof, which are public safety, health and general welfare through structural strength, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment including alteration, repair, removal, demolition, use and occupancy of buildings, structures or premises, and by regulating the installation and maintenance of all electrical, gas, mechanical and plumbing systems, which may be referred to as service systems.
101.3.2 Quality control. Quality control of materials and workmanship is not within the purview of this code except as it relates to the purposes stated herein.
101.3.3 Permitting and Inspection. The inspection or permitting of any building, system or plan by the jurisdiction under the requirements of this code shall not be construed in any court as a warranty of the physical condition of such building, system or plan or their adequacy. Neither the jurisdiction nor any employee thereof shall be liable in tort for damages for any defect or hazardous or illegal condition or inadequacy in such building, system or plan, nor for any failure of any component of such, which may occur subsequent to such inspection or permitting,
unless the employee of jurisdiction is found to have acted in bad faith or with malicious purpose in a manner exhibiting wanton and willful disregard of the safety, health and welfare of the public.
101.4.1 General. Where, in any specific case, different sections of this code specify different materials, methods of construction or other requirements, the most restrictive shall govern. Where there is a conflict between a general requirement and a specific requirement, the specific requirement shall be applicable.
101.4.2 Building. The provisions of the "Florida Building Code" shall apply to the construction, erection, alteration, modification, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location, maintenance, removal and demolition of every public and private building, structure or facility or floating residential structure, or any appurtenances connected or attached to such buildings, structures or facilities. Additions, alterations, repairs and changes of use or occupancy group in all buildings and structures shall comply with the provisions provided in Chapter 34 of this code. The following buildings, structures, and facilities are exempt from the "Florida Building Code" as provided by law, and any future exemptions shall be as determined by the legislature and provided by law:
(a) Building and structures specifically regulated and preempted by the Federal Government.
(b) Railroads and ancillary facilities associated with the railroad.
(c) Nonresidential farm buildings on farms.
(d) Temporary buildings or sheds used exclusively for construction purposes.
(e) Mobile homes used as temporary offices, except that the provisions of part V (ss. 553.501- 553.513, FS) relating to accessibility by persons with disabilities shall apply to such mobile homes.
(f) Those structures or facilities of electric utilities, as defined in s. 366.02, which are directly involved in the generation, transmission, or distribution of electricity.
(g) Temporary sets, assemblies, or structures used in commercial motion picture or television production, or any sound-recording equipment used in such production, on or off the premises.
(h) Chickees constructed by the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. As used in this paragraph, the term "chickee" means an open-sided wooden hut that has a thatched roof of palm or palmetto or other traditional materials, and that does not incorporate any electrical, plumbing, or other non-wood features.
126.96.36.199 The "Florida Building Code" does not apply to, and no code enforcement action shall be brought with respect to, zoning requirements, land use requirements and owner specifications or programmatic requirements which do not pertain to and govern the design, construction, erection, alteration, modification, repair or demolition of public or private buildings, structures or facilities or to programmatic requirements that do not pertain to enforcement of the "Florida Building Code". Additionally, a local code enforcement agency may not administer or enforce the "Florida Building Code", Building to prevent the siting of any publicly owned facility, including, but not limited to, correctional facilities, juvenile justice facilities, or state universities, community colleges, or public education facilities, as provided by law.
188.8.131.52 In addition to the requirements of ss. 553.79 and 553.80 Florida Statutes, facilities subject to the provisions of Chapter 395 Florida Statutes and Part II of Chapter 400 Florida Statutes shall have facility plans reviewed and construction surveyed by the state agency authorized to do so under the requirements of Chapter 395 Florida Statutes and Part II of Chapter 400 Florida Statutes and Part II of Chapter 400 Florida Statutes and the certification requirements of the Federal Government.
184.108.40.206 Residential buildings or structures moved into or within a county or municipality shall not be required to be brought into compliance with the state minimum building code in force at the time the building or structure is moved, provided:
1. The building or structure is structurally sound and in occupiable condition for its intended use;
2. The occupancy use classification for the building or structure is not changed as a result of the move;
3. The building is not substantially remodeled;
4. Current fire code requirements for ingress and egress are met;
220.127.116.11.1 The building official shall apply the same standard to a moved residential building or
structure as that applied to the remodeling of any comparable residential building or structure to
determine whether the moved structure is substantially remodeled. The cost of the foundation on
which the moved building or structure is placed shall not be included in the cost of remodeling for purposes of determining whether a moved building or structure has been substantially remodeled.
18.104.22.168.2 Unsafe Buildings shall be abated using the Standard Unsafe Building Abatement Code, 1985 Edition, promulgated by the Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc., as adopted and amended by Hernando County Ordinance.
22.214.171.124 This section does not apply to the jurisdiction and authority of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to inspect amusement rides or the Department of Insurance to inspect state-owned buildings and boilers.
126.96.36.199 Each enforcement district shall be governed by a board, the composition of which shall be determined by the affected localities. At its own option, each enforcement district or local enforcement agency may promulgate rules granting to the owner of a single-family residence one or more exemptions to the "Florida Building Code" relating to:
1. Addition, alteration or repair performed by the property owner upon his or her own property, provided any addition or alteration shall not exceed 1,000 square feet or the square footage of the primary structure, whichever is less.
2. Addition, alteration or repairs by a nonowner within a specific cost limitation set by rule, provided the total cost shall not exceed $5,000 within any 12-month period.
3. Building and inspection fees.
Each code exemption, as defined in this section, shall be certified to the local board 10 days prior to implementation and shall be effective only in the territorial jurisdiction of the enforcement district or local enforcement agency implementing it.
101.4.3 Electrical. The provisions of Chapter 27 of the "Florida Building Code", Building shall apply to the installation of electrical systems, including alterations, repairs, replacement, equipment, appliances, fixtures, fittings and appurtenances thereto.
101.4.4 Gas. The provisions of the "Florida Building Code", Fuel Gas shall apply to the installation of consumers' gas piping, gas appliances and related accessories as covered in this code. These requirements apply to gas piping systems extending from the point of delivery to the inlet connections of appliances, and the installation and operation of residential and commercial gas appliances and related accessories.
101.4.5 Mechanical. The provisions of the "Florida Building Code", Mechanical shall apply to the installation of mechanical systems, including alterations, repairs, replacement, equipment, appliances, fixtures, fittings and appurtenances, including ventilating, heating, cooling, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, incinerators and other energy-related devices.
101.4.6 Plumbing. The provisions of the "Florida Building Code", Plumbing shall apply to every plumbing installation, including alterations, repairs, replacement, equipment, appliances, fixtures, fittings and appurtenances and when connected to a water or sewerage system and all aspects of a medical gas system.
101.4.7 Federal and state authority. The provisions of this code shall not be held to deprive any Federal or State agency, or any applicable governing authority having jurisdiction, of any power or authority which it had on the effective date of the adoption of this code or of any remedy then existing for the enforcement of its orders, nor shall it deprive any individual or corporation of its legal rights as provided by law.
101.4.8 Appendices. To be enforced, the appendices included in the technical codes must be adopted by a local governmental jurisdiction for use in that jurisdiction.
101.4.9 Referenced standards. Standards referenced in the technical codes shall be considered an integral part of the codes without separate adoption. If specific portions of a standard are denoted by code text, only those portions of the standard shall be enforced. Where code provisions conflict with a standard, the code provisions shall be enforced. Permissive and advisory provisions in a standard shall not be construed as mandatory.
101.4.10 Units of measure. The inch-pound system of measurement is applicable to the provisions of this code. Metric units indicated in parenthesis following inch-pound units are approximate equivalents and are provided for informational purposes only.
101.4.11 Accessibility. For provisions related to accessibility, refer to Chapter 11 of the "Florida Building Code", Building.
101.4.12 Energy. For provisions related to energy, refer to Chapter 13 of the "Florida Building Code", Building.
101.4.13 Rules of Construction. The rules set out in this section shall be observed, unless such construction is inconsistent with the manifest intent of this chapter. The rules of construction and definitions set out here shall not be applied to any section of this chapter which contains any express provisions excluding such construction, or where the subject matter or content of such section would be inconsistent with this section.
188.8.131.52 Generally. All provisions, terms, phrases and expressions contained in this division shall be liberally construed in order that the true intent and meaning of the administration of the jurisdiction may be fully carried out. Terms used in this division, unless otherwise specifically provided, shall have the meanings prescribed by the statutes of this state for the same terms.
184.108.40.206 Text. In case of any difference of meaning or implication between the text of this division and any figure, the text shall control.
220.127.116.11 Delegation of authority. Whenever a provision appears requiring the building official or some other officer or employee to do some act or perform some duty, it is to be construed to authorize the building official or other officer to designate, delegate and authorize professional level subordinates to perform the required act or duty unless the terms of the provision or section specify otherwise.
18.104.22.168 Month. The word "month" shall mean a calendar month.
22.214.171.124 Shall, may. The word "shall" is mandatory; "may" is permissive. The word "shall"
takes precedence over "may."
126.96.36.199 Written or in writing. The term "written" or "in writing" shall be construed to include any representation of words, letters or figures whether by printing or otherwise.
188.8.131.52 Year. The word "year" shall mean a calendar year, unless a fiscal year is indicated.
184.108.40.206 Interpretation. Interpretations of this chapter shall be made by the building official.
101.4.14 Words not defined.
220.127.116.11 Words not defined herein shall have the meaning stated in the Florida Statutes; other nationally recognized codes; other Hernando County Ordinances; or other documents, manuals or standards adopted elsewhere in this Chapter. Words not defined in those documents shall have the meaning stated in the Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, as revised.
18.104.22.168 In case of a conflict in definitions or codes, the appropriate definition (or code) to be applied shall be the one applicable to the trade in question. In case of a conflict between different parts of this chapter; conflicts within the same code; or conflicts between code; the more stringent requirements shall be applicable.
101.4.15 Words Defined
Abandon or abandonment. (1) Termination of a construction project by a contractor without just cause or proper notification to the owner including the reason for termination. (2) Failure of a contractor to perform work without just cause for ninety (90) days. (3) Failure to obtain an approved inspection within one hundred eighty (180) days from the previous approved inspection.
Appraised value. For the purpose of this section, appraised value is defined as either (1) one hundred and twenty (120) percent of the assessed value of the structure as indicated by the County Property Appraiser's Office or (2) the value as indicated in a certified appraisal from a certified appraiser.
Assessed value. The value of real property and improvements thereon as established by the County Property Appraiser.
Authorized agent. A person specifically designated as set forth on an approved "Authorized Agent Affidavit" form. Such person will have authority as set forth by the affidavit.
Basic Wind Speed Line. The basic wind speed line for Hernando County shall be as described below and displayed by the "Hernando County Wind-Borne Debris Region & Basic Wind Speed Map" attached to, and made part of this chapter. Areas west of the wind speed contour line shall be designated as a 120 mph wind zone, and areas east of the wind speed contour line shall be designated as a 110 mph wind zone.
Hernando County Wind Speed Contour Line:
Starting at the Pasco-Hernando county line going north on Culbreath Rd (C.R. 581) to Powell Rd. (C.R. 572) east to Emerson Rd. (C.R. 581) north to Jefferson St. (S.R. 50A) west to Broad St. (S.R.41) north to Snow Memorial Hwy (C.R.481) and north to and ending at the Citrus-Hernando county line.
Board. The appropriate City or County Board of Adjustment and Appeals, unless otherwise specifically stated.
Building component. An element or assembly of elements integral to or part of a building.
Building shell. The structural components that completely enclose a building, including, but not limited to, the foundation, structural frame, floor slabs, exterior walls and roof system.
Building system. A functionally related group of elements, components and/or equipment, such as the electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems of a building.
Certificate of occupancy (C.O.). An official document evidencing that a building satisfies the requirements of the jurisdiction for the occupancy of a building.
Change of occupancy. A change from one Building Code occupancy classification or subclassification to another.
Commercial building. Any building, structure, improvement or accessory thereto, other than a one- or two-family dwelling.
Cumulative construction cost. The sum total of costs associated with any construction work done to a building or structure either at one (1) time or at different times within a specified period of time.
Demolition. The act of razing, dismantling or removal of a building or structure, or portion thereof, to the ground level.
Imminent danger. Structurally unsound conditions of a structure or portion thereof that is likely to cause physical injury to a person entering the structure; or due to structurally unsound conditions, any portion of the structure is likely to fall, be carried by the wind, or otherwise detach or move, and in doing so cause physical injury or damage to a person on the property or to a person or property nearby; or the condition of the property is such that it harbors or is inhabited by pests, vermin, or organisms injurious to human health, the presence of which constitutes an immediate hazard to people in the vicinity.
Inspection warrant. A court order authorizing the official or his designee to perform an inspection of a particular property named in the warrant.
Intensification of use. An increase in capacity or number of units of a residential or commercial building.
Interior finish. The preparation of interior spaces of a commercial building for the first occupancy thereof.
Market value. As defined in flood plain regulations of this code.
Permit. An official document authorizing performance of a specific activity regulated by this chapter.
Permit card or placard. A document issued by the jurisdiction evidencing the issuance of a permit and recording of inspections.
Remodeling. Work which changes the original size, configuration or material of the components of a building.
Residential building. Any one- or two-family building or accessory.
Roofing. The installation of roof coverings.
Spa. Any constructed or prefabricated pool containing water jets.
Start of construction.
Site: The physical clearing of the site in preparation for foundation work including, but not limited to, site clearing, excavation, de-watering, pilings and soil testing activities.
Building: The removal, disassembly, repair, replacement, installation or assembly of the building, structure, building system or building components in whole or parts thereof.
Stop work order. An order by the building official, or his designee, which requires the immediate cessation of all work and work activities described in the order.
Structural component. Any part of a system, building or structure, load bearing or non-load bearing, which is integral to the structural integrity thereof, including but not limited to walls, partitions, columns, beams and girders.
Structural work or alteration. The installation or assembling of new structural components into a system, building or structure. Also, any change, repair or replacement of any existing structural component of a system, building or structure.
Substantial completion. Where the construction work has been sufficiently completed in accordance with the applicable city, state and federal codes, so that the owner can occupy or utilize the project for the use for which it is intended.
Value. Job cost, including but not limited to, materials and labor.
Wind Borne Debris Region. Wind borne debris region shall be those areas lying within the established Coastal High Hazard as designated on a FIRM as Zone V1-V30. This area is commonly referred to as the "V Zone".
102.1 Establishment. For the purposes of this code, there is hereby established a department to be called the Building Department and the person in charge shall be known as the Building Official.
102.2 Employee qualifications.
102.2.1 Building Official Qualifications. The Building Official shall be licensed as a Building Code Administrator by the State of Florida. The Building Official shall be appointed or hired by the applicable governing authority and shall not be removed from office except for cause after full opportunity has been given to be heard on specific charges before such applicable governing authority.
102.2.3 Employee Qualifications. The Building Official, with the approval of the applicable governing authority, may appoint or hire such number of officers, inspectors, plans examiners, assistants and other employees as shall be authorized from time to time. A person shall not be appointed or hired as inspector or plans examiner unless that person meets the qualifications for licensure as an inspector or plans examiner, in the appropriate trade as established by the State of Florida.
102.3 Restrictions on Employees. An officer or employee connected with the department, except one whose only connection is as a member of the board established by this
code, shall not be financially interested in the furnishing of labor, material, or appliances for the construction, alteration, or maintenance of a building, structure, service, system or in the making of plans or of specifications thereof, within the jurisdiction of the department, unless he is the owner of such. This officer or employee shall not engage in any other work which is inconsistent with his duties or conflict with the interest of the department.
102.4 Records. The Building Official shall keep, or cause to be kept, a record of the business of the department. The records of the department shall be open to public inspection.
102.5 Liability. Any officer or employee, or member of the Board of Adjustments and Appeals, charged with the enforcement of this code, acting for the applicable governing authority in the discharge of his duties, shall not thereby render himself personally liable, and is hereby relieved from all personal liability, for any damage that may occur to persons or property as a result of any act required or permitted in the discharge of his duties. Any suit brought against any officer or employee or member because of such act performed by him in the enforcement of any provisions of this code shall be defended by the department of law until the final termination of the proceedings, unless such person is found to have acted in bad faith or with malicious purpose or in a manner exhibiting wanton and willful disregard for the safety, health, and welfare of the public.
POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE
103.1 General. The building official is hereby authorized and directed to enforce the provisions of this code. The building official shall have the authority to render interpretations of this code and to adopt policies and procedures in order to clarify the application of its provisions. Such interpretations, policies and procedures shall be in compliance with the intent and purpose of this code, and shall not have the effect of waiving requirements specifically provided for in this code.
103.2 Right of Entry
103.2.1 Whenever necessary to make an inspection to enforce any of the provisions of this code, or whenever the building official has reasonable cause to believe that there exists in any building or upon any premises any condition or code violation which makes such building, structure, premises, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing systems unsafe, dangerous or hazardous, the building official may enter such building, structure or premises at all reasonable times to inspect the same or to perform any duty imposed upon the building official by this code. If such building or premises are occupied, he shall first present proper credentials and request entry. If such building, structure, or premises are unoccupied, he shall first make a reasonable effort to locate the owner or other persons having charge or control of such and request entry. If entry is refused, the building official shall have recourse to every remedy provided by law to secure entry.
103.2.2 When the building official shall have first obtained a proper inspection warrant or other remedy provided by law to secure entry, no owner or occupant or any other persons having charge, care or control of any building, structure, or premises shall fail or neglect, after proper request is made as herein provided, to promptly permit entry therein by the building official for the purpose of inspection and examination pursuant to this code.
103.3 Stop work orders. Upon notice from the building official, work on any building, structure, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system that is being done contrary to the provisions of this code or in a dangerous or unsafe manner, shall immediately cease. Such notice shall be in writing and shall be given to the owner of the property, or to his agent, or to the person doing the work, and shall state the conditions under which work may be resumed. Where an emergency exists, the building official shall not be required to give a written notice prior to stopping the work.
It shall be unlawful for any person to continue to work or perform acts for which a stop work order was issued. A person failing to comply with a stop work order or otherwise violate a stop work order shall be deemed to have violated this code and is subject to applicable disciplinary guidelines as provided in the Hernando County Construction Licensing Code.
103.4 Revocation of permits. The building official is authorized to suspend or revoke a permit issued under the provisions of this code wherever the permit is issued in error or on the basis of incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete information, or in violation of any ordinance or regulation or
any provisions of this code.
103.4.1 Misrepresentation of application. The building official may revoke a permit or approval, issued under the provisions of this code, in case there has been any false statement or misrepresentation as to the material fact in the application or plans on which the permit or approval was based.
103.4.2 Violation of code provisions. The building official may revoke a permit upon determination by the building official that the construction, erection, alteration, repair, moving, demolition, installation, or replacement of the building, structure, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing systems for which the permit was issued is in violation of, or not in conformity with, the provisions of this code.
103.5 Unsafe buildings or systems. All buildings, structures, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing systems which are unsafe, unsanitary, or do not provide adequate egress, or which constitute a fire hazard, or are otherwise dangerous to human life, or which in relation to existing use, constitute a hazard to safety or health, are considered unsafe buildings or service systems. All such unsafe buildings, structures or service systems are hereby declared illegal and shall be abated by repair and rehabilitation or by demolition in accordance with the provisions of the Standard Unsafe Building Abatement Code or other local ordinance.
103.6 Requirements not covered by code. Any requirements necessary for the strength, stability or proper operation of an existing or proposed building, structure, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, or for the public safety, health and general welfare, not specifically covered by this or the other technical codes, shall be determined by the building official.
103.7 Alternate materials and methods.
103.7.1 The provisions of the technical codes are not intended to prevent the use of any material or method of construction not specifically prescribed by them, provided any such alternate has been reviewed by the building official. The building official shall approve any such alternate, provided the building official finds that the alternate for the purpose intended is at least the equivalent of that prescribed in the technical codes in quality, strength, effectiveness, fire resistance, durability and safety. When alternate life safety systems are designed, the SFPE Engineering Guide to Performance-Based Fire Protection Analysis and Design of Buildings, or other methods approved by the building official may be used. The building official shall require that sufficient evidence or proof be submitted to substantiate any claim made regarding the alternate.
103.7.2 Accessibility. Alternate designs and technologies for providing access to and usability of a facility for persons with disabilities shall be in accordance with 11-2.2
104.1 Permit Application
104.1.1 When required. Any owner, authorized agent, or contractor who desires to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy or occupant content of a building or structure, or any outside area being used as part of the building's designated occupancy (single or mixed) or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by the technical codes, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit for the work.
1. Permits shall not be required for the following mechanical work.
1.1. Any portable heating appliance;
1.2. Any portable ventilation equipment;
1.3. Any portable cooling unit;
1.4. Any steam, hot or chilled water piping within any heating or cooling equipment regulated by this code.
1.5. Replacement of any part which does not alter its approval or make it unsafe, not including components of a central heating and air conditioning system;
1.6. Any portable evaporative cooler;
1.7 Any self-contained refrigeration system containing 10 lb (4.54 kg) or less of refrigerant and actuated by motors of 1 horsepower (746 W) or less;
1.8 The installation, replacement, removal, or metering of any load management control device; and
1.9 Other construction work deemed exempt by written policy of the building official.
104.1.2 Temporary structures. A special building permit for a limited time shall be obtained before the erection of temporary structures such as construction sheds, seats, canopies, tents and fences used in construction work or for temporary purposes such as reviewing stands. Such structures shall be completely removed upon the expiration of the time limit stated in the permit.
104.1.3 Work authorized. A building, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing permit shall carry with it the right to construct or install the work, provided the same is shown on the drawings and set forth in the specifications filed with the application for the permit. Where these are not shown on the drawings and covered by the specifications submitted with the application, separate permits shall be required.
104.1.4 Minor repairs. Ordinary minor repairs may be made with the approval of the building official without a permit, provided that such repairs shall not violate any of the provisions of the technical codes.
104. 1.5 Information required. Each application for a permit, with the required fee, shall be filed with the building official on a form furnished for that purpose and shall contain a general description of the proposed work and its location. The application shall be signed by the owner or his authorized agent. The building permit application shall indicate the proposed occupancy of all parts of the building and of that portion of the site or lot, if any, not covered by the building or structure and shall contain such other information as may be required by the building official.
Permit application forms shall be in the format prescribed by a local administrative board, if applicable, and must comply with the requirements of s. 713.135(6) & (7) Florida Statutes. Each application shall be inscribed with the date of application and the code in effect as of that date. For a building permit for which an application is submitted prior to the effective date of the "Florida Building Code", the state minimum building code in effect in the permitting jurisdiction of the date of the application governs the permitted work for the life of the permit and any extension granted to the permit.
104.1.6 Time Limitations. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, an application for a permit for any proposed work shall be deemed to have been abandoned, and shall expire by limitation and become null and void 6 months after the date of filing for the permit, or plan approval, whichever is later unless before then a permit has been issued. One or more extensions of time for periods of not more than 90 days each may be allowed by the building official for the application, provided the extension is requested in writing and justifiable cause is demonstrated.
104.1.7 Annual Facility Permit. In lieu of an individual permit for each alteration to an existing electrical gas, mechanical, plumbing or interior non-structural office system(s), the building official is authorized to issue an annual permit for Group F occupancies to facilitate routine
or emergency service, repair, refurbishing, minor renovations of service systems or manufacturing equipment installations/relocations. The building official shall be notified of major changes and shall retain the right to make inspections at the facility site as deemed necessary. A facility service permit shall be assessed an annual fee and shall be valid for one year from date of issuance. A separate permit shall be obtained for each facility and for each
construction trade, as applicable. The permit application shall contain a general description of the parameters of work intended to be performed during the year.
22.214.171.124 Annual Permit Records. The person to whom an annual permit is issued shall keep a detailed record of alterations made under such annual permit. The building official shall have reasonable access to such records upon request. The permit holder shall list/identify all work performed on a form approved by the building official. At the end of the permit validation period, a copy of the log shall be filed with the building official. The building official is authorized to revoke or withhold the issuance of the future permits if a pattern of code violations is found to exist.
104.1.8 Food Permit. As per s. 500.12, Florida Statutes, a food permit from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is required of any person who operates a food establishment or retail store.
104.1.9 Notice of Commencement. As per s. 713.135 Florida Statutes, when any person applies for a building permit, the authority issuing such permit shall print on the face of each permit card in no less than 18-point, capitalized, boldfaced type: WARNING TO OWNER: YOUR FAILURE TO RECORD A NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT MAY RESULT IN YOUR PAYING TWICE FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO YOUR PROPERTY. IF YOU INTEND TO OBTAIN FINANCING, CONSULT WITH YOUR LENDER OR AN ATTORNEY BEFORE RECORDING YOUR NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT.
104.1.10 Asbestos. The enforcing agency shall require each building permit for the demolition or renovation of an existing structure to contain an asbestos notification statement which indicates the owner's or operator's responsibility to comply with the provisions of s. 469.003 Florida Statutes and to notify the Department of Environmental Protection of her or his intentions to remove asbestos, when applicable, in accordance with state and federal law.
104.2 Drawings and specifications.
104.2.1 Requirements. As required by 126.96.36.199 of the code, two or more copies of specifications, and of drawings drawn to a minimum 1/4" scale with sufficient clarity and detail to indicate the nature and character of the work, shall accompany the application for a permit. Such drawings and specifications shall contain information, in the form of notes or otherwise, as to the quality of materials, where quality is essential to conformity with the technical codes. Such information shall be specific, and the technical codes shall not be cited as a whole or in part, nor shall the term "legal" or its equivalent be used as a substitute for specific information. All information, drawings, specifications and accompanying data shall bear the name and signature of the person responsible for the design.
188.8.131.52 For roof assemblies required by the code, the construction documents shall illustrate, describe, and delineate the type of roofing system, materials, fastening requirements, flashing requirements and wind resistance rating that are required to be installed. Product evaluation and installation shall indicate compliance with the wind criteria required for the specific site or a statement by an architect or engineer for the specific site must be submitted with the construction
184.108.40.206 Additional data. The building official shall be allowed to require details, computations, stress diagrams, and other data necessary to describe the construction or installation and the basis of calculations.
104.2.2 Design professional. If the design professional is an architect or engineer legally registered under the laws of this state regulating the practice of architecture or engineering, then he/she shall affix his official seal to said drawings, specifications and accompanying data, as required by Florida Statute.
220.127.116.11 Certification by contractors authorized under the provisions of s. 489.115(4)(b) Florida Statutes shall be considered to equivalent to sealed plans and specifications by a person licensed under Chapter 471 Florida Statutes or Chapter 481 Florida Statutes by local enforcement agencies for plans review for permitting purposes relating to compliance with the wind resistance provisions of the code or alternate methodologies approved by the Florida Building Commission for one- and two-family dwellings. Local enforcement agencies may rely upon such certification by contractors that the plans and specifications submitted conform to the requirements of the code for wind resistance. Upon good cause shown, local government code enforcement agencies may accept or reject plans sealed by persons licensed under Chapters 471, 481 or 489, Florida Statutes.
104.2.3 Structural and fire resistance integrity. Plans for all buildings shall indicate how required structural and fire resistance integrity will be maintained where a penetration of a required fire resistant wall, floor or partition will be made for electrical, gas, mechanical, plumbing and communication conduits, pipes and systems. Such plans shall also indicate in sufficient detail how the fire integrity will be maintained where required fire resistant floors intersect the exterior walls and where joints occur in required fire resistant construction assemblies.
104.2.4 Site drawings. Drawings shall show the location of the proposed building or structure and of every existing building or structure on the site or lot. The building official shall be permitted to require a boundary line survey prepared by a qualified surveyor whenever the boundary lines cannot be readily determined in the field.
104.2.6 Hazardous occupancies. The building official may require the following:
1. General site plan. A general site plan drawn at a legible scale which shall include, but not be limited to, the location of all buildings, exterior storage facilities, permanent access ways, evacuation routes, parking lots, internal roads, chemical loading areas, equipment cleaning areas, storm and sanitary sewer accesses, emergency equipment and adjacent property uses. The exterior storage areas shall be identified with the hazard classes and the maximum quantities per hazard class of hazardous materials stored.
2. Building floor plan. A building floor plan drawn to a legible scale, which shall include, but not be limited to, all hazardous materials storage facilities within the building and shall indicate rooms, doorways, corridors, exits, fire rated assemblies with their hourly rating, location of liquid tight rooms, and evacuation routes. Each hazardous materials storage facility shall be identified on the plan with the hazard classes and quantity range per hazard class of the hazardous materials stored.
104.2.7 Certificate of Protective Treatment for prevention of termites. A weather resistant job site posting board shall be provided to receive duplicate Treatment Certificates as each required protective treatment is completed, providing a copy for the person the permit is issued to and another copy for the building permit files. The Treatment Certificate shall provide the product used, identity of the applicator, time and date of the treatment, site location, area treated, chemical used, percent concentration and number of gallons used, to establish a verifiable record of protective treatment. If the soil chemical barrier method for termite prevention is used, final exterior treatment shall be completed prior to final building approval.
104.2.8 Notice of termite protection. A permanent sign which identifies the termite treatment provider and need for re-inspection and treatment contract renewal shall be provided. The sign shall be posted near the water heater or electric panel.
104.3 Examination of documents.
104.3.1 Plan Review. The building official shall examine or cause to be examined each application for a permit and the accompanying documents, consisting of drawings, specifications, computations and additional data, and shall ascertain by such examinations whether the construction indicated and described is in accordance with the requirements of the technical codes and all other pertinent laws or ordinances.
1. Building plans approved pursuant to s. 553.77(6) Florida Statutes and state-approved manufactured buildings are exempt from local codes enforcing agency plan reviews except for provisions of the code relating to erection, assembly or construction at the site. Erection, assembly and construction at the site are subject to local permitting and inspections.
2. Industrial construction on sites where design, construction and fire safety are supervised by appropriate design and inspection professionals and which contain adequate in-house fire departments and rescue squads is exempt, subject to local government option, from review of plans and inspections, providing owners certify that applicable codes and standards have been met and supply appropriate approved drawings to local building and fire-safety inspectors.
18.104.22.168 Minimum plan review criteria for buildings. The examination of the documents by the
building official shall include the following minimum criteria and documents: a floor plan, site plan, foundation plan, floor/roof framing plan or truss layout and all exterior elevations:
1. Site Requirements
Fire Hydrant/Water Supply/Post Indicator Valve (piv)
Set Back/Separation (Assumed Property Lines)
Location of Specific Tanks, Water Lines and Sewer Lines
2. Occupancy group and special occupancy requirements shall be determined.
3. Minimum type of construction shall be determined (Table 500)
4. Fire resistant construction requirements shall include the following components:
Fire Resistant Separations
Fire Resistant Protection for Type of Construction
Protection of Openings and Penetrations of Rated Walls
Fire Blocking and Draft-stopping
Calculated Fire Resistance
5. Fire suppression systems shall include:
Smoke Evacuation Systems Schematic
Occupant Load and Egress Capacities
7. Occupancy Load/Egress Requirements shall include:
Means of Egress
Stairs Construction/geometry and Protection
Emergency Lighting and Exit Signs
Specific Occupancy Requirements
Horizontal Exits/exit Passageways
8. Structural requirements shall include:
Structural Calculations (If Required)
Threshold Inspection Plan
9. Materials shall be reviewed and shall at a minimum include the following:
Gypsum Board and Plaster
10. Accessibility requirements shall include the following:
Toilet and Bathing Facilities
Special Occupancy Requirements
Fair Housing Requirements
11. Interior requirements shall include the following:
Interior Finishes (Flame Spread/Smoke Develop)
Light and Ventilation
12. Special Systems
13. Swimming Pools
Feeders and Branch Circuits
Wiring Methods and Materials
3. Special Occupancies
4. Emergency Systems
5. Communication Systems
7. Load Calculations
1. Minimum Plumbing Facilities
2. Fixture Requirements
3. Water Supply Piping
4. Sanitary Drainage
5. Water Heaters
7. Roof Drainage
8. Back Flow Prevention
10. Location of Water Supply Line
11. Grease Traps
12. Environmental Requirements
13. Plumbing Riser
1. Energy Calculations
2. Exhaust Systems
Clothes Dryer Exhaust
Kitchen Equipment Exhaust
Specialty Exhaust Systems
4. Equipment Location
5. Make-up Air
6. Roof-mounted Equipment
7. Duct Systems
9. Combustion Air
10. Chimneys, Fireplaces and Vents
14. Bathroom Ventilation
1. Gas Piping
3. Combustion Air
4. Chimneys and Vents
6. Type of Gas
8. Lp Tank Location
9. Riser Diagram/Shut-offs
1. Asbestos removal
Residential (One- and Two-Family):
1. Site Requirements
Setback/Separation (Assumed Property Lines)
Location of Septic Tanks
2. Fire Resistant Construction (If Required)
4. Smoke Detector Locations
Egress Window Size and Location
Stairs Construction Requirements
6. Structural Requirements Shall Include:
Wall Section from Foundation Through Roof, Including Assembly and Materials
Structural Calculations (If Required)
7. Accessibility Requirements:
Show/Identify Accessible Bath
Manufactured / Mobile Homes
1. Site Requirements
Setback/separation (Assumed Property Lines)
Location of Septic Tanks (If Applicable)
Clothes Dryer Exhaust
Kitchen Equipment Exhaust
Exterior Disconnect Location
22.214.171.124 Exemptions. Plans examination by the building official shall not be required for the following work:
1. Replacing existing equipment such as mechanical units, water heaters, etc.
3. Minor electrical, plumbing and mechanical repairs.
4. Annual maintenance permits
5. Prototype plans except for local site adaptations, siding, foundations and/or modifications
except for structures that require waiver
104.3.2 Affidavits. The building official may accept a sworn affidavit from a registered architect or engineer stating that the plans submitted conform to the technical codes. For buildings and structures, the affidavit shall state that the plans conform to the laws as to egress, type of construction and general arrangement and, if accompanied by drawings, show the structural design and that the plans and design conform to the requirements of the technical codes as to strength, stresses, strains, loads and stability. The building official may without any examination or inspection accept such affidavit, provided the architect or engineer who made such affidavit agrees to submit to the building official copies of inspection reports as inspections are performed and upon completion of the structure, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing systems a certification that the structure, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system has been erected in accordance with the requirements of the technical codes and other pertinent laws or ordinances. The building official shall ensure that any person conducting plans review is qualified as a plans examiner under Part XII of Chapter 468, Florida Statutes, and that any person conducting inspections is qualified as a building inspector under Part XII of Chapter 468, Florida
104.4 Issuing Permits
104.4.1 Action on Permits
126.96.36.199 The building official shall act upon an application for a permit without unreasonable or unnecessary delay. If the building official is satisfied that the work described in an application for a permit and the contract documents filed therewith conform to the requirements of the technical codes and other pertinent laws and ordinances, he shall issue a permit to the applicant. When authorized through contractual agreement with a school board, in acting on applications for permits, the building official shall give first priority to any applications for the construction of, or addition or renovation to, any school or educational facility.
188.8.131.52 If a state university, state community college, or public school district elects to use a local government's code enforcement offices, fees charged by counties and municipalities for enforcement of the "Florida Building Code" on buildings, structures, and facilities of state universities, state colleges, and public school districts shall not be more than the actual labor and administrative costs incurred for plans review and inspections to ensure compliance with the code.
184.108.40.206 No permit may be issued for any building construction, erection, alteration, modification, repair, or addition unless the applicant for such permit provides to the enforcing agency which issues the permit any of the following documents which apply to the construction for which the permit is to be issued and which shall be prepared by or under the direction of an engineer registered under Chapter 471 Florida Statutes:
1. Electrical documents for any new building or addition which requires an aggregate service capacity of 600 amperes (240 volts) or more on a residential electrical system or 800 amperes (240 volts) on a commercial or industrial electrical system and which costs more than $50,000.
2. Plumbing documents for any new building or addition which requires a plumbing system with more than 250 fixture units or which costs more than $50,000.
3. Fire sprinkler documents for any new building or addition which includes a fire sprinkler system which contains 50 or more sprinkler heads. A Contractor I, Contractor II, or Contractor IV, certified under s. 633.521, may design a fire sprinkler system of 49 or fewer heads and may design the alteration of an existing fire sprinkler system if the alteration consists of the relocation, addition or deletion of not more than 49 heads, notwithstanding the size of the existing fire sprinkler system.
4. Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning documents for any new building or addition which requires more than a 15-ton-per-system capacity which is designed to accommodate 100 or more persons or for which the system costs more than $50,000. This paragraph does not include any document for the replacement or repair of an existing system in which the work does not require altering a structural part of the building or for work on a residential one-family, two-family, three-family or four-family structure.
An air-conditioning system may be designed by an installing air conditioning contractor certified under Chapter 489, Florida Statutes to serve any building or addition which is designed to accommodate fewer than 100 persons and requires an air-conditioning system with value of $50,000 or less; and when a 15-ton-per-system or less is designed for a singular space of a building and each 15-ton system or less has an independent duct system. Systems not complying with the above require design documents that are to be sealed by a professional engineer.
Example 1: When a space has two 10-ton systems with each having an independent duct system, the contractor may design these two systems since each system is less than 15 tons.
Example 2: Consider a small single story office building which consists of 6 individual offices where each office has a single three-ton package air conditioning heat pump. The six heat pumps are connected to a single water cooling tower. The cost of the entire heating, ventilation and air conditioning work is $47,000 and the office building accommodates fewer than 100 persons.
Note: It was further clarified by the commission that the limiting criteria of 100 persons and $50,000 apply to the building occupancy load and the cost of the total air conditioning system of the building.
5. Any specialized mechanical, electrical, or plumbing document for any new building or addition which includes a medical gas, oxygen, steam, vacuum, toxic air filtration, halon, or fire detection and alarm system which costs more than $5,000.
Documents requiring an engineer seal by this part shall not be valid unless a professional engineer who possesses a valid certificate of registration has signed, dated, and stamped such document as provided in s. 471.025, Florida Statutes.
220.127.116.11 An enforcing authority may not issue a building permit for any building construction, erection, alteration, modification, repair or addition unless the permit either includes on its face or there is attached to the permit the following statement: "NOTICE: In addition to the requirements of this permit, there may be additional restrictions applicable to this property that may be found in the public records of this county, and there may be additional permits required from other governmental entities such as water management districts, state agencies or federal agencies."
18.104.22.168 A building permit for a single-family residential dwelling must be issued within 30 working days of application therefor unless unusual circumstances require a longer time for processing the application or unless the permit application fails to satisfy the "Florida Building Code" or the enforcing agency's laws or ordinances.
104.4.2 Refusal to issue permit. If the application for a permit and the accompanying contract documents describing the work do not conform to the requirements of the technical codes or other pertinent laws or ordinances, the building official shall not issue a permit, but shall return the contract documents to the applicant with his refusal to issue such permit. Such refusal shall, when requested, be in writing and shall contain the reason for refusal.
104.4.3 Identification of minimum premium policy. Except as otherwise provided in Chapter 440, Workers Compensation, every employer shall, as a condition to receiving a building permit, show proof that it has secured compensation for its employees as provided in ss. 440.10 and 440.38, Florida Statutes.
104.4.4 Asbestos removal. Moving, removal or disposal of asbestos-containing materials on a residential building where the owner occupies the building, the building is not for sale or lease, and the work is performed according to the owner-builder limitations provided in this paragraph. To qualify for exemption under this paragraph, an owner must personally appear and sign the building permit application. The permitting agency shall provide the person with a disclosure statement in substantially the following form:
State law requires asbestos abatement to be done by licensed contractors. You have applied for a permit under an exemption to that law. The exemption allows you, as the owner of your property, to act as your own asbestos abatement contractor even though you do not have a license. You must supervise the construction yourself. You may move, remove or dispose of asbestos-containing materials on a residential building where you occupy the building and the building is not for sale or lease, or the building is a farm outbuilding on your property. If you sell or lease such building within 1 year after the asbestos abatement is complete, the law will presume that you intended to sell or lease the property at the time the work was done, which is a violation of this exemption. You may not hire an unlicensed person as your contractor. Your work must be done according to all local, state and federal laws and regulations which apply to asbestos abatement projects. It is your responsibility to make sure that people employed by you have licenses required by state law and by county or municipal licensing ordinances.
104.4.5 Special foundation permit. When application for permit to erect or enlarge a building has been filed and pending issuance of such permit, the building official may, at his discretion, issue a special permit for the foundation only. The holder of such a special permit is proceeding at their own risk and without assurance that a permit for the remainder of the work will be granted nor that corrections will not be required in order to meet provisions of the technical codes.
104.4.6 Public right of way. A permit shall not be given by the building official for the construction of any building, or for the alteration of any building where said building is to be changed and such change will affect the exterior walls, bays, balconies, or other appendages or projections fronting on any street, alley or public lane, or for the placing on any lot or premises of any building or structure removed from another lot or premises, unless the applicant has made application for right of way permits from the authority having jurisdiction over the street, alley or public lane.
104.5 Conditions of the permit
104.5.1 Permit intent. A permit issued shall be construed to be a license to proceed with the work and not as authority to violate, cancel, alter or set aside any of the provisions of the technical codes, nor shall issuance of a permit prevent the building official from thereafter requiring a correction of errors in plans, construction, or violations of this code. Every permit issued shall become invalid unless the work authorized by such permit is commenced within 6 months after its issuance, or if the work authorized by such permit is suspended or abandoned for a period of 6 months after the time the work is commenced. Failure to obtain an approved inspection within 180 days of the previous approved inspection shall constitute suspension or abandonment. One or more extensions of time, for periods not more than 90 days each, may be allowed by the building official for the permit, provided the extension is requested in writing and justifiable cause is demonstrated prior to the expiration date. The building official shall record the extension of time granted.
22.214.171.124 If work has commenced and the permit is revoked, becomes null and void, expires because of lack of progress or abandonment, or a change in the primary contractor is made, a new permit covering the proposed or remaining construction shall be obtained before proceeding with the work.
126.96.36.199 If a new permit is not obtained within 180 days from the date the initial permit became null and void, the building official is authorized to require that any work which has been commenced or completed be removed from the building site. Alternately, a new permit may be issued on application, providing the work in place and required to complete the structure meets all applicable regulations in effect at the time the initial permit became null and void and any regulations which may have become effective between the date of expiration and the date of issuance of the new permit.
188.8.131.52 Work shall be considered to be in active progress when the permit has received an approved inspection within 180 days. This provision shall not be applicable in case of civil commotion or strike or when the building work is halted due directly to judicial injunction, order or similar process.
184.108.40.206 The fee for renewal, re-issuance and extension of a permit shall be set forth by the administrative authority.
220.127.116.11 Permits issued for the demolition of a structure shall expire sixty (60) days from the date of issuance. For a justifiable cause, one (1) extension of time for a period not exceeding thirty (30) days may be allowed. Such request shall be in writing to the building official.
18.104.22.168 Unless otherwise stated in this code, a permit shall be valid for a period not exceeding two (2) years from date of issuance.
104.5.2 Permit issued on basis of an affidavit. Whenever a permit is issued in reliance upon an affidavit or whenever the work to be covered by a permit involves installation under conditions which, in the opinion of the building official, are hazardous or complex, the building official shall require that the architect or engineer who signed the affidavit or prepared the drawings or computations shall supervise such work. In addition, they shall be responsible for conformity to the permit, provide copies of inspection reports as inspections are performed, and upon completion make and file with the building official written affidavit that the work has been done in conformity to the reviewed plans and with the structural provisions of the technical codes. In the event such architect or engineer is not available, the owner shall employ in his stead a competent person or agency whose qualifications are reviewed by the building official. The building official shall ensure that any person conducting plans review is qualified as a plans examiner under part XII of chapter 468, Florida Statutes and that any person conducting
inspections is qualified as a building inspector under Part III of chapter 468, Florida Statutes.
104.5.3 Plans. When the building official issues a permit, the building official shall endorse, in writing or by stamp both sets of reviewed plans "Reviewed for Code Compliance". One set of reviewed drawings shall be retained by the building official and the other set shall be returned to
the applicant. The permit drawings shall be kept at the site of work and shall be open to inspection by the building official or his authorized representative.
104.5.4 Work starting before permit issuance. Upon approval of the building official, the scope of work delineated in the building permit application and plans may be started prior to the final approval and issuance of the permit provided any work completed is entirely at risk of the permit applicant and the work does not proceed past the first required inspection.
104.6.1 Prescribed fees. A permit shall not be issued until fees authorized under s. 553.80 Florida Statutes have been paid. Nor shall an amendment to a permit be released until the additional fee, if any, due to an increase in the estimated cost of the building, structure, electrical, plumbing, mechanical or gas systems, has been paid.
104.6.2 Work commencing before permit issuance. Any person who commences any work on a building, structure, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system before obtaining the building official's approval or the necessary permits shall be subject to a penalty of double (200%) the
usual permit fee in addition to the required permit fees or as provided by local resolution. This provision shall not apply to emergency work when delay would clearly have placed life or property in imminent danger, but in all such cases the required permit(s) must be obtained within three (3) business days and any unreasonable delay in obtaining those permit(s) shall result in the charge of a double fee in addition to the required permit fees. The payment of a double fee shall not preclude or be deemed a substitute for prosecution for commencing work without first obtaining a permit. The building official may grant extensions of time or waive fees when justifiable cause has been demonstrated in writing.
104.6.3 Accounting. The building official shall keep a permanent and accurate accounting of all permit fees and other monies collected, the names of all persons upon whose account the same was paid, along with the date and amount thereof.
104.6.4 Schedule of Permit Fees. On all buildings, structures, electrical, plumbing, mechanical and gas systems or alterations requiring a permit, a fee for each permit shall be paid as required at the time of filing application, in accordance with the schedule as established by the applicable governing authority.
104.6.5 Types of Fees Enumerated. Fees may be charged for but not limited to the following:
Certificates of Competency (Including Fees for Applications, Examinations, Renewal, Late Renewal, and Reciprocity)
Administrative Fees (Including Fees for Investigative and Legal Costs Incurred in the Context of Certain Disciplinary Cases Heard by the Board)
Other Fees as Established by Local Resolution.
104.6.6 Building permit valuations. If, in the opinion of the building official, the valuation of building, alteration, structure, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing systems appears to be underestimated on the application, permit shall be denied, unless the applicant can show detailed
estimates to meet the approval of the building official. Permit valuations shall include total cost, such as electrical, gas, mechanical, plumbing equipment and other systems, including materials and labor. The permit valuation may be calculated using the latest Building Valuation Data published by the Southern Building Code Congress International or other applicable model code organization, at the option of the building official.
105.1 Existing building inspections. Before issuing a permit, the building official may examine or cause to be examined any building, electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing systems for which an application has been received for a permit to enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, install, or change the occupancy. He shall inspect all buildings, structures, electrical, gas, mechanical and plumbing systems, from time to time, during and upon completion of the work for which a permit was issued. He shall make a record of every such examination and inspection and of all violations of the technical codes.
105.2 Manufacturers and fabricators. When deemed necessary by the building official, he shall make, or cause to be made, an inspection of materials or assemblies at the point of manufacture or fabrication. A record shall be made of every such examination and inspection and of all violations of the technical codes.
105.3 Inspection service. The building official may make, or cause to be made, the inspections required by 105. He or she may accept reports of department inspectors, independent inspectors or of recognized inspection services, provided that after investigation he/she is satisfied as to their licensure, qualifications and reliability. A certificate required by any provision of this code shall not be based on such reports unless the same are recorded by the building code inspector or the architect or engineer performing building code inspections in a manner specified by the building official. The building official shall ensure that all persons making such inspections shall be certified in accordance to Chapter 468 Florida Statues.
105.4 Inspections prior to issuance of Certificate of Occupancy or Completion. The building official shall inspect or cause to be inspected, at various intervals, all construction or work for which a permit is required, and a final inspection shall be made of every building, structure, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system upon completion, prior to the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy or Certificate of Completion. In performing inspections, the building official shall give first priority to inspections of the construction, addition, or renovation to, any facilities owned or controlled by a state university, state community college or public school district.
105.5 Posting of permit. Work requiring a permit shall not commence until the permit holder or his agent posts the permit card in a conspicuous place on the premises. The permit shall be protected from the weather and located in such position as to permit the building official or representative to conveniently make the required entries thereon. This permit card shall be maintained in such position by the permit holder until the Certificate of Occupancy or Completion is issued by the building official.
105.6 Inspection Requests. A permit holder (owner/contractor) is responsible for requesting a final inspection within ten (10) calendar days of the completion of permitted work, and if applicable, a reinspection within seven (7) days of the issuance of a red-tag. A person failing to request an inspection as described in this section is deemed to have violated this code, including but not limited to, Hernando County Code of Ordinances Section 8-47 & 8-62 (d), (j), (n) & (p), and is subject to applicable disciplinary guidelines/penalties as provided for in the Hernando County Code of Ordinances, Chapter 8.
105.6.1 Required inspections. The building official upon notification from the permit holder or his agent shall make the following inspections, and shall either release that portion of the construction or shall notify the permit holder or his agent of any violations which must be corrected in order to comply with the technical codes. The building official shall determine the timing and sequencing of when inspections occur and what elements are inspected at each inspection.
1. Grade Inspection: To be made prior to the installation and inspection of the first rough plumbing inspection to verify the elevation of slab and surrounding areas. Additional inspection of the final grade may be required prior to the final building inspection.
2.1 Foundation inspection(s): To be made after trenches are excavated and forms erected and may at a minimum include the following building components:
(To be made after the reinforcement is in place, all concealed conduit, piping, ducts and vents are installed and the electrical, plumbing and mechanical work is complete. Slab shall not be poured until all required inspections have been made and passed.)
2.2 Masonry Bond Beam Inspection: To be made after steel is placed and before concrete is poured and includes but is not limited to:
Foundation Survey: A foundation survey prepared and certified by a registered surveyor shall be required for all new construction prior to approval of the framing inspection. The survey shall certify placement of the building on the site, illustrate all surrounding setback dimensions and shall be available at the job site for review by the building inspector. In lieu of providing a survey, the contractor may elect to uncover all property line markers and string-up all property lines in preparation for inspection.
3.1 Sheathing inspection: To be made either as part of a dry-in inspection or done separately at the request of the contractor after all roof and wall sheathing and fasteners are complete and shall at a minimum include the following building components:
NOTE Sheathing fasteners installed and found to be missing the structural member (shiners) shall be removed and properly reinstalled prior to installation of the dry-in material.
3.1.1 Pre-Radiant Barrier: To be made prior to installation of barrier to ensure that all metal mechanical connections that are to be concealed are installed properly.
3.2 Framing inspection(s): To be made after the roof, all framing, fire blocking and bracing is in place, all concealing wiring, all pipes, chimneys, ducts and vents are complete and may at a minimum include the following building components:
Window/Door Framing and Installation
Curtain Wall Framing
4. Firewall inspection(s): To be made prior to the insulation inspection, including but not limited to the following:
Residential Firewall, 2nd Layer
Commercial Firewall, 2nd Layer
5. Insulation Inspection: To be made after the framing inspection is approved and the insulation is in place.
6. Roofing inspection: To be made as two inspections on tile, slate or similar roof coverings or as one inspection on all other roof coverings, and may at a minimum include the following building components:
6.1 Top Ply (cap sheet) Inspection: For cement applied tile roofs only. To be made after the top ply (cap sheet) is installed and back-nailed, and before roof covering is applied.
7. Ceiling Diaphragm Inspection: To be made after drywall is installed, but before any seams or screws are covered. If a ceiling diaphragm is not incorporated into the building design, this inspection is not required.
8. Final inspection: To be made after the building is completed and ready for occupancy.
1. Initial and interim inspections shall include but not be limited to the following:
Pool 1st Pluming
Excavation/Hole (Fiberglass shell)
2. Final inspection to be made when the swimming pool is complete and all required enclosure requirements are in place and shall include but not be limited to the following:
Pool Final Plumbing
Pool Final Electric
Pool Final Building
NOTE: In order to pass the pool final building inspection and receive a certificate of completion, a residential swimming pool must meet the requirements relating to pool safety features as described in Section 424.2.17
1. First inspection to be made after all utility connections have been disconnected and secured in such manner that no unsafe or unsanitary conditions shall exist during or after demolition operations. This includes but is not limited to: sewer, water, well, septic tank, electric and any other applicable utility disconnection.
2. Final inspection to be made after all demolition work is completed.
1. Underground inspection: To be made after trenches or ditches are excavated, conduit or cable installed, and before any backfill is put in place.
2. Rough-In inspection: To be made after the roof, framing, fire-blocking and bracing is in place and prior to the installation of wall or ceiling membranes.
3. Final inspection: To be made after the building is complete, all required electrical fixtures are in place and properly connected or protected, and the structure is ready for occupancy.
4. Temporary Pole inspection: To be made after temporary service is installed..
1. Underground inspection/1st Rough: To be made after trenches or ditches are excavated, piping installed, and before any backfill is put in place.
2. 2nd Rough-In inspection: To be made after the roof, framing, fire-blocking and bracing is in place and all soil, waste and vent piping is complete, and prior to the installation of wall or ceiling membranes. Separate inspections for sewer, grease trap and sprinklers may be applicable and in addition to a 2nd rough.
3. Final inspection: To be made after the building is complete, all required plumbing fixtures are in place and properly connected, and the structure is ready for occupancy.
1. Underground inspection: To be made after trenches or ditches are excavated, underground duct and fuel piping installed, and before any backfill is put in place.
2. Rough-In inspection: To be made after the roof, framing, fire-blocking and bracing is in place and all ducting and other concealed components are complete, and prior to the installation of wall or ceiling membranes. Separate inspections for hood, hood suppression and solar may be applicable and in addition to a 2nd rough.
3. Final inspection: To be made after the building is complete, the mechanical system is in place and properly connected, and the structure is ready for occupancy.
1. Underground piping inspection: To be made after all new piping authorized by the permit has been installed, and before any such piping has been covered or concealed or any fixtures or gas appliances have been connected.
2. Rough piping inspection: To be made after all piping authorized by the permit has been installed and not concealed and before any fixtures or gas appliances have been connected. This inspection shall include a pressure test.
3. Final inspection: To be made on all new gas work authorized by the permit and such portions of existing systems as may be affected by new work or any changes, to insure compliance with all the requirements of this code and to assure that the installation and construction of the gas system is in accordance with reviewed plans.
105.7 Site Debris
1. The contractor and/or owner of any active or inactive construction project shall be responsible for the clean-up and removal of all construction debris or any other miscellaneous discarded articles prior to receiving final inspection approval. Construction job sites must be kept clean, such that accumulation of construction debris must not remain on the property for a period of time exceeding 14 days.
2. All debris shall be kept in such a manner as to prevent it from being spread by any means.
105.8 Written release. Work shall not be done on any part of a building, structure, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system beyond the point indicated in each successive inspection without first obtaining a written release from the building official. Such written release shall be given only after an inspection has been made of each successive step in the construction or installation as indicated by each of the foregoing three inspections.
105.9 Reinforcing steel and structural frames. Reinforcing steel or structural framework of any part of any building or structure shall not be covered or concealed without first obtaining a release from the building official.
105.10 Plaster fire protection. In all buildings where plaster is used for fire protection purposes, the permit holder or his agent shall notify the building official after all lathing and backing is in place. Plaster shall not be covered or concealed from view without first obtaining a release from the building official.
105.11 Fire resistant joints and penetrations. The protection of joints and penetrations in required fire resistant construction assemblies shall not be covered or concealed from view without first obtaining a release from the building official.
105.12 Termites. Building components and building surroundings required to be protected from termite damage in accordance with 1503.4.4, 1804.6.2.7, 1916.7.5, 2303, 2304, or 2603.3, specifically required to be inspected for termites in accordance with 2116, or required to have chemical soil treatment in accordance with 1816 shall not be covered or concealed until the release from the building official has been received.
105.13 Shoring. For threshold buildings, shoring and associated form work or false work shall be designed and inspected by a Florida Licensed Professional Engineer, employed by the permit holder or subcontractor, prior to any required mandatory inspections by the Threshold Building
105.14 Threshold Building
105.14.1 The enforcing agency shall require a special inspector to perform structural inspections on a threshold building pursuant to a structural inspection plan prepared by the engineer or architect of record. The structural inspection plan must be submitted to the enforcing agency
prior to the issuance of a building permit for the construction of a threshold building. The purpose of the structural inspection plan is to provide specific inspection procedures and schedules so that the building can be adequately inspected for compliance with the permitted documents.
105.14.2 The special inspector shall inspect the shoring and reshoring for conformance to the shoring and reshoring plans submitted to the enforcing agency. A fee simple title owner of a building which does not meet the minimum size, height, occupancy, occupancy classification or number of stories criteria which would result in classification as a threshold building under 553.71(7) Florida Statutes, may designate such building as a threshold building, subject to more than the minimum number of inspections required by the "Florida Building Code", Building.
105.14.3 The fee owner of a threshold building shall select and pay all costs of employing a special inspector, but the special inspector shall be responsible to the enforcement agency. The inspector shall be a person certified, licensed, or registered under chapter 471 Florida Statutes as an engineer or under chapter 481 Florida Statutes as an architect.
105.14.4 Each enforcement agency shall require that, on every threshold building:
22.214.171.124 The special inspector, upon completion of the building and prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy, file a signed and sealed statement with the enforcement agency in substantially the following form: "To the best of my knowledge and belief, the above-described construction of all structural load-bearing components complies with the permitted documents, and the shoring and reshoring conforms to the shoring and reshoring plans submitted to the enforcement agency."
126.96.36.199 Any proposal to install an alternate structural product or system to which building codes apply be submitted to the enforcement agency for review for compliance with the codes and made part of the enforcement agency's recorded set of permit documents.
188.8.131.52 All shoring and reshoring procedures, plans and details be submitted to the enforcement agency for record keeping. Each shoring and reshoring installation shall be supervised, inspected and certified to be in compliance with the shoring documents by the contractor.
184.108.40.206 All plans for the building which are required to be signed and sealed by the architect or engineer of record contain a statement that, to the best of the architect's or engineer's knowledge, the plans and specifications comply with the applicable minimum building codes and the applicable fire-safety standards as determined by the local authority in accordance with this section and 633 Florida Statutes.
105.14.5 No enforcing agency may issue a building permit for construction of any threshold building except to a licensed general contractor, as defined in s. 489.105(3)(a) Florida Statutes, or to a licensed building contractor, as defined in s. 489.105(3)(b) Florida Statutes, within the scope of his or her license.
105.14.6 The building department may allow a special inspector to conduct the minimum structural inspection of threshold buildings required by this code, s.553.73 Florida Statutes, without duplicative inspection by the building department. The building official is responsible for ensuring that any person conducting inspections is qualified as a building inspector under part XII of Chapter 468, Florida Statutes, or certified as a special inspector under Chapter 471 or Chapter 481, Florida Statutes. Inspections of threshold buildings required by s. 553.79(5), Florida Statutes, are in addition to the minimum inspections required by this code.
106.1 Certificate of Occupancy
106.1.1 Building Occupancy. A new building shall not be occupied or a change made in the occupancy, nature or use of a building or part of a building until after the building official has issued a Certificate of Occupancy. Said certificate shall not be issued until all required electrical, gas, mechanical, plumbing and fire protection systems have been inspected for compliance with the technical codes and other applicable laws and ordinances and released by the building official.
106.1.2 Issuing Certificate of Occupancy. Upon completion of construction of a building or structure and installation of electrical, gas, mechanical and plumbing systems in accordance with the technical codes, reviewed plans and specifications, and after the final inspection, and after verification that all septic system permits have received an approved final inspection where applicable, the building official shall issue a Certificate of Occupancy stating the nature of the occupancy permitted, the number of persons for each floor when limited by law, and the allowable load per square foot for each floor in accordance with the provisions of this code.
106.1.3 Temporary/Partial occupancy. A temporary/partial Certificate of Occupancy may be issued for a portion or portions of a building which may safely be occupied prior to final completion of the building.
106.2 Certificate of Completion. A certificate of completion is proof that a structure or system is complete and for certain types of permits is released for use and may be connected to a utility system. This certificate does not grant authority to occupy or connect a building, such as a shell
building, prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy.
106.3 Service utilities
106.3.1 Connection of service utilities. No person shall make connections from a utility source of energy, fuel or power to any building or system which is regulated by the technical codes for which a permit is required, until released by the building official and a Certificate of Occupancy or Completion is issued.
106.3.2 Temporary connection. The building official may authorize the temporary connection of the building or system to the utility source of energy, fuel or power for the purpose of testing building service systems or for use under a temporary Certificate of Occupancy.
106.3.3 Authority to disconnect service utilities. The building official shall have the authority to authorize disconnection of utility service to the building, structure or system regulated by the technical codes in case of emergency where necessary to eliminate an immediate hazard to life or property. The building official shall notify the serving utility, and whenever possible the owner and occupant of the building, structure or service system of the decision to disconnect prior to taking such action. If not notified prior to disconnecting, the owner or occupant of the building, structure or service system shall be notified in writing, as soon as practical thereafter.
106.4 Posting floor loads
106.4.1 Occupancy. An existing or new building shall not be occupied for any purpose which will cause the floors thereof to be loaded beyond their safe capacity.
106.4.2 Storage and Factory-Industrial Occupancies. It shall be the responsibility of the owner, agent, proprietor or occupant of Group S and Group F occupancies, or any occupancy where excessive floor loading is likely to occur, to employ a competent architect or engineer in computing the safe load capacity. All such computations shall be accompanied by an affidavit from the architect or engineer stating the safe allowable floor load on each floor in pounds per square foot uniformly distributed. The computations and affidavit shall be filed as a permanent record of the building department.
106.4.3 Signs required. In every building or part of a building used for storage, industrial or hazardous purposes, the safe floor loads, as reviewed by the building official on the plan, shall be marked on plates of approved design which shall be supplied and securely affixed by the owner
of the building in a conspicuous place in each story to which they relate. Such plates shall not be removed or defaced, and if lost, removed or defaced, shall be replaced by the owner of the building.
107.1 For products not covered under the statewide product evaluation and approval system, the building official may require tests or test reports as proof of compliance. Required tests are to be made at the expense of the owner, or his agent, by an approved testing laboratory or other approved agency.
CONSTRUCTION BOARD OF
ADJUSTMENT AND APPEALS
108.1 Appointment. There may be established a board to be called the Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals, which should consist of nine members but not less than seven. The board shall be appointed by the applicable governing body.
108.2 Membership and terms
108.2.1 Membership. The Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals should be composed of two (2) division I contractors, one(1) electrical contractor, one (1) mechanical contractor, one(1) plumbing contractor, (1) architect, (1) engineer and two(2) members of the general public whenever possible. A board member shall not act in a case in which he has a personal or financial interest.
108.2.2 Terms. The terms of office of the board members shall be staggered so no more than 1/3 of the board is appointed or replaced in any 12 month period. Vacancies shall be filled for an un-expired term in the manner in which original appointments are required to be made. Continued absence of any member from required meetings of the board shall, at the discretion of the applicable governing body, render any such member subject to immediate removal from office.
108.2.3 Quorum and Voting. A simple majority of the board shall constitute a quorum. In varying any provision of this code, the affirmative votes of the majority present, but not less than three affirmative votes, shall be required. In modifying a decision of the building official, not less than four affirmative votes, but not less than a majority of the board, shall be required.
108.2.4 Secretary of Board. A person shall be appointed by the local jurisdiction, to act as secretary of the board and shall make a detailed record of all of its proceedings, which shall set forth the reasons for its decision, the vote of each member, the absence of a member and any failure of a member to vote.
108.3 Powers. The Construction Board Adjustments and Appeals shall have the power, further defined in 108.4, to hear appeals of decisions and interpretations of the building official and consider variances of the technical codes.
108.4.1 Decision of the building official. The owner of a building, structure or service system, or his duly authorized agent, may appeal a decision of the building official to the Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals whenever any one of the following conditions are claimed to exist:
1. The building official rejected or refused to approve the mode or manner of construction proposed to be followed or materials to be used in the installation or alteration of a building, structure or service system.
2. The provisions of this code do not apply to this specific case.
3. That an equally good or more desirable form of installation can be employed in any specific case.
4. The true intent and meaning of this code or any of the regulations there under have been misconstrued or incorrectly interpreted.
108.4.2 Variances. The Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals, when so appealed to and after a hearing, may vary the application of any provision of this code to any particular case when, in its opinion, the enforcement thereof would do manifest injustice and would be contrary to the spirit and purpose of this or the technical codes or public interest, and also finds all of the following:
1. That special conditions and circumstances exist which are peculiar to the building, structure or service system involved and which are not applicable to others.
2. That the special conditions and circumstances do not result from the action or inaction of the applicant.
3. That granting the variance requested will not confer on the applicant any special privilege that is denied by this code to other buildings, structures or service system.
4. That the variance granted is the minimum variance that will make possible the reasonable use of the building, structure or service system.
5. That the granting of the variance will be in harmony with the general intent and purpose of this code and will not be detrimental to the public health, safety and general welfare.
220.127.116.11 Conditions of the variance. In granting the variance, the board may prescribe a reasonable time limit within which the action for which the variance is required shall be commenced or completed or both. In addition, the board may prescribe appropriate conditions and safeguards in conformity with this code. Violation of the conditions of a variance shall be deemed a violation of this code.
108.4.3 Notice of appeal. Notice of appeal shall be in writing and filed within 30 calendar days after the decision is rendered by the building official. Appeals shall be in a form acceptable to the building official. Appeals relating to provisions of the "Florida Building Code", other than local amendments, may be appealed to the Florida Building Commission, pursuant to section 120.569 Florida Statutes, regarding the local government's action. Notice of Administrative Rights may be obtained from the local building department.
108.4.4 Unsafe or dangerous buildings or service systems. In the case of a building, structure or service system which, in the opinion of the building official, is unsafe, unsanitary or dangerous, the building official may, in his order, limit the time for such appeals to a shorter period.
108.5 Procedures of the Board
108.5.1 Rules and regulations. The board shall establish rules and regulations for its own procedure not inconsistent with the provisions of this code. The board shall meet on call of the chairman. The board shall meet within 30 calendar days after notice of appeal has been received.
108.5.2 Decisions. The Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals shall, in every case, reach a decision without unreasonable or unnecessary delay. Each decision of the board shall also include the reasons for the decision. If a decision of the board reverses or modifies a refusal, order, or disallowance of the building official or varies the application of any provision of this code, the building official shall immediately take action in accordance with such decision. Every decision shall be promptly filed in writing in the office of the building official and shall be open to public inspection. A certified copy of the decision shall be sent by mail or otherwise to the appellant and a copy shall be kept publicly posted in the office of the building official for two weeks after filing. Every decision of the board shall be final, subject however to such remedy as any aggrieved party might have at law or in equity.
SECTION 2. SEVERANCE OF PARTS
Should any section, paragraph, sentence, phrase, clause or other part or provision of this ordinance be declared by any court to be invalid, the same shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole, or any part thereof, other than the part declared to be invalid.
SECTION 3. REPEALER CLAUSE
On March 1, 2002, those previously enacted ordinances and amendments thereto which regulate the construction activities addressed by this ordinance, namely Hernando County Ordinance No. 98-7, 98-8, 98-9, 98-12, 98-13, 98-15, 99-23, and 99-24 are hereby repealed.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the adoption of this ordinance shall not be construed or held to repeal the above-referenced ordinances or the code provisions in effect prior to the adoption of this ordinance as to any violation occurring, pending, or committed in violation of any of the stated ordinances or the prior code provisions. Such pending, occurring, or committed violations will be prosecuted under the applicable ordinance or the prior code provisions under the procedures and penalties of the applicable ordinance or the prior code provisions. No violation of the provisions of the applicable ordinance or the prior code provisions shall be prosecuted two (2) years from the effective date of this ordinance.
SECTION 4. VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES
Any person, firm, corporation or agent who shall violate a provision of this code, or fail to comply therewith, or with any of the requirements thereof, or who shall erect, construct, alter, install, demolish or move any structure, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, or has erected, constructed, altered, repaired, moved or demolished a building, structure, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, in violation of a detailed statement or drawing submitted and permitted there under, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree. Each such person shall be considered guilty of a separate offense for each and every day or portion thereof during which any violation of any of the provisions of this code is committed or continued. Upon conviction of any such violation such person shall be punished within the limits as provided by law and local ordinance.
SECTION 5. INCLUSION IN THE CODE
It is the intention of the Board of County Commissioners of Hernando County, Florida, and it is hereby provided that the provisions of this Ordinance shall become and be made a part of the Code of Ordinances of Hernando County, Florida. To this end, the sections of this Ordinance may be renumbered or re-lettered to accomplish such intention, and that the word "ordinance" may be changed to "section", "article", or other appropriate designation.
SECTION 6. EFFECTIVE DATE
Notwithstanding any other provision of Law, Section 424.2, Residential Pool Barrier Code, of the Florida Building Code and the designation of wind lines contained herein shall be effective January 1, 2002. All other provisions of this ordinance shall be effective March 1, 2002.
Between January 1, 2002, and March 1, 2002, the newly adopted Florida Building Code and all previously enacted construction ordinances and amendments thereto, namely Hernando County Ordinance No. 98-7, 98-8, 98-9,98-12, 98-13, 98-15, 99-23, 99-24 shall be in effect.
Between January 1, 2002 and March 1, 2002 design professionals who have been preparing construction documents in anticipation of the current Florida Law stipulating the implementation date of January 1, 2002, for the Florida Building Code, may at their option, have their projects governed by the Florida Building Code that would have been in effect in the permitting jurisdiction, after January 1, 2002.
ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS IN REGULAR SESSION THIS 18TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2001.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HERNANDO COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: _________________________________ Attest: ______________________________
CHRISTOPHER KINGSLEY, Chairman KAREN NICOLAI, Clerk