Can a homeowner/building owner pull their own permit?

Yes. However, we strongly recommend that a licensed contractor perform the work. If a homeowner/building owner is going to pull their own permit, they must be the sole occupant of the building and meet numerous criteria contained in the Owner/Builder Statement Affidavit Owner/Builder Statement Affidavit mandated by the Florida Legislature. Homeowners are advised against pulling permits for a contractor because the homeowner then becomes the legally responsible party for all work. This includes all Florida Building Code requirements, any legal obligations involving OSHA regulations, IRS tax implications (FICA withholding), liability insurance and any and all other regulation related to the building industry.

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1. Do I need a permit for any type of building construction?
2. Do I need a permit to install a new fence?
3. Do I need a permit to replace a fence?
4. Do I need a permit to paint?
5. Can a homeowner/building owner pull their own permit?
6. How long is a permit valid for?
7. How much does a building permit cost?
8. What happens if I don’t get a permit for work requiring a permit?
9. What codes have been adopted by the City?
10. Are the Florida Building Code and Florida Fire Prevention Code online?
11. Has the City of Altamonte Springs adopted any technical amendments to the Florida Building/Fire Prevention Codes?
12. How long does it take for a plan review?
13. Can I start work on a project before my plan is reviewed?
14. Can a homeowner submit their own hand drawn plans for a residential project?
15. Is an architect or engineer required?
16. Do I need to provide a letter of approval from my Homeowner’s or Condominium Association with my building permit application?
17. What is the minimum wind speed design in the City of Altamonte Springs?
18. Are the wind-borne debris provisions of the Florida Building Code applicable in the City of Altamonte Springs?
19. What does a contractor need to do in order to pull a permit in Altamonte Springs?
20. Who do I call to schedule an inspection?
21. Can I pull a permit online?
22. What should I be aware of if I am hiring a contractor?
23. How do I file a complaint against a contractor?
24. Does the City of Altamonte Springs have a property maintenance code or have a process for handling landlord tenant disputes?