For emergency repairs related to Hurricane
Irma, contractors and businesses must appear at the City’s Planning/Building
permit counter, 22 S. Beach Street, to provide their license to prove they are
eligible to do the work intended as well as to receive a “no fee permit.”
The permit fees will be waived for hurricane
damage repairs only; however, the contractor and businesses must have their
license and the “no fee permit” to do the work.
“No fee permits” for hurricane damage related
work will be waived for 60 days from Friday, September 8, 2017, through
Tuesday, November 7, 2017. (City Ordinance 2017-26.) The public is
cautioned to hire Florida licensed contractors only and to be wary of
door-to-door solicitors asking for large deposits or who promise to speed up
the permit process.
The Neighborhood Improvement Division (NID)
will expedite tree permits and waive any permit fees for the removal of trees
threatening the life, safety or welfare of City residents and businesses.
The removal of trees must be related to damages resulting from Hurricane Irma.