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City of South Pasadena Permits

To view license requirements, definition, exams, books, and classes, please visit Pinellas County.


For more information about the permitting fees, please visit the City of South Pasadena Permits Fees

Sub Contractor

The following are all trades you can apply for with this Permit:

  • Building
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Roofing
  • Gas

Tree Removal

The following is a check list for the permit:

  • A signed copy of the contract or proposal
  • A site plan or drawing indicating the tree(s) to be removed AND the location of the replacement tree(s)
  • Applicant must be a certified arborist or an authorized agent of a certified arborist
  • A filed copy of a Notice of Commencement

Notice Of Commencement

The following is a check list for Notice Of Commencement:

  • Description of property
  • General description of improvements
  • Owner Information or Lessee information if the Lessee contracted for the improvement
  • Contractor Information
  • Surety
  • Lender

Permit Checklist

The following is a check list for the Permit:

General Requirements

  • Current PCCLB License
  • Permit Application, signed and filled out completely
  • Copy of contract/proposal, including itemized cost breakdown of labor and materials
  • Notice of Commencement

Remodels, Including Exterior Windows and Doors

  • Asbestos Survey
  • Product Approval Specification Sheet completely filled out

Roof-over, Roof Repairs, Re-Roof

  • Two (2) copies of the Florida Product Approval Sheet(s) for each product used


  • Site plan or Survey
  • Pervious v. Impervious ratio for changing/adding driveway, increasing square footage of existing structure and any other accessory structures or patio coverage

Smoke Detectors

  • All new remodeling including changing cabinets, shall require the smoke detectors be upgraded to the new building and fire codes
  • Contractor shall show the location of the new smoke detectors on the required ¼ scaled plans

Required Permits

The following are some of the most common examples of where you will be required to obtain a permit

  • Additions to existing structures
  • Adding new or more circuits
  • Aluminum enclosures
  • Appliance/Equipment
  • Air handler replacement
  • Asphalt re-sealing & restriping
  • Awnings
  • Bathrooms
  • Bathroom cabinets
  • Bathtub installation
  • Balconies
  • Carports
  • Cabinets & Countertops
  • Concrete patios
  • Concrete sidewalks/steps
  • Concrete or asphalt driveway
  • Condenser replacement
  • Covered patios
  • Demolition
  • Doors – exterior
  • Drywall
  • Duct work replacement
  • Equipment hoods –
  • Electrical system
  • Exhaust fan
  • Exhaust vents
  • Fences
  • Flag poles
  • Fire system
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Garage doors
  • Hurricane shutters
  • Kitchen remodeling
  • Kitchen cabinets
  • New structures
  • Plumbing work
  • Pools and spas
  • Railings
  • Remodeling
  • Roofing
  • Sewer line
  • Screen rooms
  • Sheds
  • Shower pan
  • Shower installations
  • Shower and tub valves
  • Sink
  • Spas
  • Stairs
  • Signs
  • Tents
  • Tile replacement on bathroom walls
  • Tub
  • Walls
  • Wall siding
  • Water heater
  • Water lines
  • Water softener
  • Windows
  • Wood decks

Trades that DO NOT need a Permit

  • Doors – exterior (interior doors do not require a permit)
  • Flooring DOES NOT require a permit and may be replaced or changed without a permit, provided it is not part of a larger project that requires permitting
  • Painting DOES NOT require a permit
  • Screen doors leading to the front door DO NOT require a permit but a contractor must install
  • Screen walls – installing vinyl or glass in existing screen area (NO PERMIT is required to replace just screens)
  • Toilet – if being relocated or replacing the wax ring (NO PERMIT if replacing a toilet at the same location where one already exists using the existing water supply and drain)