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Homeowners Guide to Building Codes and Permitting
The Purpose of Permits
In the State of Florida, the Legislature requires all cities and counties to adopt the Florida
Building Code. Local code officials and inspectors enforce codes through building
permits to keep your homes and businesses safe. Applying for a building permit notifies
the Building Official that you are constructing or remodeling a structure which will insure
the project meets code compliance standards for occupancy and use.