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Here is what our client wrote us once the code violation was closed...
Our client received a code violation for not having a permit for a new wood fence, an interior renovation, a carport which was built
into a living space and a ducted central A/C unit was intalled.
So you are told one thing by a municipality only to discover what you were told was not correct and now you have to resubmit documents.
This Permit Success report explains how a series of events involving multiple permits can become tedious to handle and how a
professional permit consultant can help you resolve the obstacles which seem to crop up, even when the process seems simple at
To resolve the code violation several permits were necessary. There was a wood fence which needed to be permitted. Some utility cabinets
needed to be demolished, which required a permit and some kitchen cabinets installed also required a permit. The kitchen cabinets and the
demo on the utility cabinets could be performed under a structural permit, and a plumbing permit was necessary to complete the kitchen.
1 permit, 2 permit, 3 permit and more!
The building department indicated to our permit coordinator the wood fence could be included in the structural permit. However, when the permit
was submitted, the building department required the wood fence be a separate permit, which required a property survey. One thing can lead to
another, and navigating all the permit requirements can be tedious.
The rough inspections pass, but...
Permit must meet the NEC 210
And the wheels start to grind slower
Of course, the building department puts the structural and plumbing permits on hold until we submit the permit for the fence.
Since the permit for the fence will require a property survey, the timeline for closing the originating code violation is delayed.
This is an example of how one thing leads to another, which in turn leads to a delay in closing a permit. Once the survey was completed
and the permit submitted, the structural and plumbing permits were put back into plan review.
Because the alteration of the kitchen cabinets included changing the counter top, the structural permit must meet the NEC 210
section of the Florida Building code. Complying with the building code required, a separate electrical permit to confirm the
receptacles are in compliance with NEC 210.
Once all the permits were approved the necessary work began. One of the many advantages of using a seasoned permit consultant
is to handle the management and timing of all the work and inspections, which if not done propertly can cause delays and even additional
fees for rescheduled inspections. Having a professional manage all those inspections and contractors will save you money.
If your property has several permits or more, structuring those permits is no easy task. While there were multiple permits,
there was 1 Master Structural Permit. The plumbing, fence and electrical permits were sub permits under the master permit.
Another example of how one thing can lead to another, when the plumbing demolition was being performed the plumbing contractor
found CPVC in a wall. Since CPVC was not legal and would not pass a building inspection, the CPVC was removed. This incurred an additional fee.
As the work progressed, the rough inspections passed. Several issues, such as adding an additional outlet next to the right of the stove and changing a double outlet to a single were just some of those tedious issues to deal with.
The plumbing, electrical and structural work was finished. With all the work having been completed, each of the interrelated permits were ready for their final inspections. The final inspections were scheduled.
The building department rescheduled all of the final inspections, which
were completed and all inspections passed.
Keeping track can be tedious
Keeping track of the order in which the inspections take place is vital to managing the timeline in closing permits and code violations. In this case, because there was a master permit, all the sub permits have to have passed their individual final inspections before the master permit’s final inspection could be scheduled.
With all the sub permits and master permit having passed their final inspection all the permits were resolved and the code violation case was closed. To avoid dealing with the stress of one thing leading to another, an Aruba Permit Services Professional Permit Consultant can save you time, money and aggravation.