When must I obtain a building permit?
As per Chapter 1 of the Florida Building Code, “Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any required impact-resistant coverings, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.”

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1. When must I obtain a building permit?
2. Why is Pinellas County doing City of Oldsmar inspections?
3. How do I apply for a building permit?
4. How do I schedule an inspection?
5. How long is a building permit good for?
6. Must I get a permit for a minor repair?
7. Do all building permit applications require submission of a set of plans?
8. How much does it cost for a building permit?
9. Can I do any construction work myself?
10. How do I select a contractor?
11. What happens if my project is in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)?
12. Why do I need a permit to install a fence?
13. How do I register with the city as a contractor?
14. How long does it take to get a permit?
15. Why do I have to fill out so many forms to pull a permit?
16. Can a homeowner pull their own permit?
17. Can a landlord pull his own permit?
18. What is a variance?
19. What is a setback?
20. What is an easement?
21. Do I need a permit to have a garage sale?