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Fort Lauderdale Contractor Permitting

City Permits

To view license requirements, definition, exams, books, and classes, please visit theBroward County Licenses

Permits

Building

A permit is required for the following types of work:

  • Fence
  • Gate
  • Re-roof
  • Additions
  • Foundations
  • Garage
  • Swale
  • Driveway
  • Retaining Wall
  • Windows/Doors
  • Solar Panels
  • Sea Walls
  • Screen Enclosures
  • Dock
  • Spa
  • Pool

Electrical

A permit is required for the following types of work:

  • Fence
  • A/C
  • Gate
  • Additions
  • Foundations
  • Garage
  • Electrical Service
  • Solar Panels
  • Dock
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Basic Receptacle
  • Burglar Alarm Device/Panel
  • Data Outlook
  • Dock Pedestal
  • Fire Alarm Device/Panel
  • Fixture
  • Generator
  • Light/Outlets
  • Telephone Outlet

Mechanical

A permit is required for the following types of work:

  • A/C
  • Garage
  • Pool
  • Additions
  • Cooling Tower
  • Dampers
  • Dryer Vent
  • Duct Registers
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Fireplace
  • Fire Suppression
  • Fuel Tank
  • Heater
  • Piping Length Feet
  • Residential Hoods
  • Spray Booth
  • Smoke Detector
  • Supply Fan
  • Trash/ Linen Chute
  • VAV Box
  • Walk-in Cooler

Plumbing

A permit is required for the following types of work:

  • Additions
  • Garage
  • Irrigation
  • Dock
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Air Lines
  • Area Drains
  • BackFlow
  • Bath Tub
  • Bidet
  • Boiler
  • Can Watch
  • Coffee Urn
  • Condensate
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Drainfield
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Drywell
  • Dumpster Drain
  • Floor Drain

Engineering

A permit is required for the following types of work:

  • Foundation
  • Swale
  • Driveway
  • Landscaping
  • Sidewalk
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Tree

Landscaping

A permit is required for the following types of work:

  • Swale
  • Landscaping

Tree

A permit is required for the following types of work:

  • Tree
  • Department of Sustainable Development
    700 NW 19th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311

For more information on permitting please visit Building Permit Department