The owner or owners authorized agent. An owner may apply for a building permit in accordance with F.S. 489.103(7) if the requirements for an Owner/Builder Exemption are met. The owners authorized agent must be a state registered, state certified or specialty contractor and must be registered with the City of Venice. Where the aggregate contract for labor, materials and all other items is less than $5000, any person licensed under Part I of Chapter 475 F.S. may act as the owners agent when contracting for repair, maintenance, remodeling or improvement pursuant to that license.
You can apply for your permit using the City's 'Online Permitting' service. For online permits that reguire plan review, please refer to the ePlan Review Applicant User Guide. Or, you can apply for your permit in person at the permit service counter in the Building Department at City Hall, located at 401 W. Venice Ave., Venice, Florida 34285.
Impact fees are required as a one time charge on new development to pay its proportionate share of the cost of infrastructure needed to service it. Please refer to the Sarasota County Impact Fee Schedule for more detail.
Processing time will vary depending on the scope of work and the clarity and accuracy of the drawings and/or construction documents. Most minor reviews for applications such as window replacement will be processed in one or two days, a single family residence will normally be processed in ten to fifteen days and a commercial building will normally be processed in thirty days.
Every permit issued shall become invalid unless the work authorized by such permit is commenced within six months after its issuance, or if the work authorized by such permit is suspended or abandoned for a period of six months after the time the work is commenced. If work has commenced and the permit is revoked, becomes null and void, or expires because of lack of progress or abandonment, a new permit covering the proposed construction shall be obtained before proceeding with the work. Work shall be considered to be in active progress when the permit has received an approved inspection within 180 days.
A plan review is required anytime construction drawings, specifications and/or other documents are needed to show that the location, nature and extent of the work proposed will conform to the provisions the Florida Building codes and all other relevant laws, ordinances, rules and regulations. A plan review is NOT required for the replacement of existing mechanical units or water heaters, re-roofs (except for residential properties with a valuation of $300,000 or more) and minor electrical, plumbing and mechanical repairs.
Generally, for commercial and multi-family construction, all plans must be signed and sealed. However, a licensed P.E. is not required for mechanical, electrical and plumbing drawings if the value of the system is less than $125,000 and the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system does not exceed a 15 ton per system capacity or is designed to accommodate 100 or fewer people; an aggregate service capacity of 600 amps or less for residential and 800 amps or less for commercial is proposed; the plumbing system is design with fewer than 250 fixtures. For detached one- and two-family residential construction, owner-occupied structures will need a licensed design professional or contractor to sign plans for wind load calculations.
Plan review time will vary depending on the scope of work and the clarity and accuracy of the drawings and/or construction documents. Most minor plan reviews can be processed in one or two days, most single family residence plan reviews can be processed in ten to fifteen days and most commercial plan reviews can be processed in thirty days.
Yes, plan review fees are required. However, plan review fees are paid at the time of permit issuance unless a preliminary plan review is requested before a contractor is hired. In this case, plans may be submitted by the owner, the owners agent or architect and the plan review fees will be required at time of submittal.
You can schedule your inspectioin using the City's 'Online Permitting' service or the Direct Talk Telephone Access system. If you use the telephone access system you will need your 'Pin' number located on the front side of your permit and the inspection VRU number listed on the the Inspection Request Form.
You will need to have your permit with any 'approved for compliance' drawings or construction documents posted in a conspicuous place. Also, you will need to make sure access to the work area is provided and any animals are restrained.
Neither our 'Online Permitting' service or the Direct Talk Telephone Access system will allow you to schedule AM or PM inspections. However, the 'Online Permitting' service will allow you to enter notes or requests for the inspectors. If you schedule your inspection as directed on the Direct Talk Telephone Access Information Request Form, you may contact the building, plumbing, electrical or mechanical inspector directly to establish an estimated time frame for the inspection.
Yes, you may check the results of your inspection by using the City's'Online Permitting' service or the Direct Talk Telephone Access system. For the telephone access system, see the Inspection Request Form for further instruction.
When a code violation is reported, a complaint is opened and inspectors try to resolve the violation through a process of education, inspection and notices. Continued violations are followed by progressive enforcement. Situations that appear to pose a serious risk to health and safety are given a top priority.
To register with the City you must complete the Contractor Registration Form, provide a copy of your contractors license, a copy of your workers compensation insurance with the City of Venice as a certificate holder or proof of your exemption, a copy of your liability insurance with the City of Venice as a certificate holder and pay any applicable fee as shown on the registration form.
Yes there is a registration fee for state registered contractors and specialty contractors. However, there is NO registration fee for state certified contractors. Please refer to the Contractor Registration Form for applicable registration fees.
A "certified" contractor is any contractor that possesses a certificate of competency issued by the Department of Business and Professional Regulations and is allowed to contract in any jurisdiction in the state of Florida without having to fulfill the competency application requirements of that jurisdiction. A "registered" contractor is any contractor who has registered with the Department of Business and Professional Regulations and is allowed to contract within the jurisdiction where fulfillment of the competency application requirements were met. A "specialty" contractor is any contractor who is allowed to contract within the jurisdiction where a certificate of competency was issued. For more information on certified and registered contractor licensing see DBPR Construction Industry Licensing Board FAQ.
For information on qualification requirements and where to apply for a certified contractor license visit contractors-license.org. For information on qualification requirements and where to apply for a registered and/or specialty contractor license visit Sarasota County - Licensing Hub.
All new construction and exterior alterations within the Historic or Venetian Theme districts must comply with the architectural review district regulations and any and all color changes must comply with the color requirements.
The Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals hears appeals of decisions and interpretations of the building official, considers variances of the technical codes and conducts hearings regarding certificates of competency and/or licensing.
The Board is composed of seven members and three alternates. The members consist of individuals with knowledge and experience in the technical codes, such as design professionals, contractors or building industry representatives.
The owner of a building, structure or service system, or his duly authorized agent, may appeal a decision of the building official to the construction board of adjustment and appeals whenever the building official rejected or refused to approve the mode or manner of construction proposed to be followed or materials to be used in the installation or alteration of a building, structure or service system, when an equally good or more desirable form of installation can be employed in any specific case or when the true intent and meaning of Chapter 90, City of Venice Ordinance or any of the regulations thereunder have been misconstrued or incorrectly interpreted.