All You Need to Know About Marion County Building Permits

Planning Permissions All You Need to Know About Marion County Building Permits

How to Apply for Marion County Building Permits

In ten years' time, the population of Marion County has increased by nearly 15 percent. With population growth comes the need for new construction of residences, stores, and office buildings. Additionally, with more people spending time at home in the pandemic area, many individuals are planning remodels and add-ons. If you're going to build in Marion County, you will need to apply for . DoNotPay's Planning Permissions product can make easy work of building permit applications.

When Is a Building Permit Necessary in Marion County?

When construction occurs, building codes are in place to ensure that the work provided by contractors is properly inspected and built safely to avoid extreme safety issues such as building collapses that can result in injuries or deaths to residents. In Florida, building permits are required by anyone -- including individuals, businesses, or governmental entities -- who plans to do any of the three following activities:

  1. Construct a new building
  2. Alter or repair a building or structure
  3. Demolish a building or structure

How to Obtain a Marion County Building Permit

Marion County requires licensed contractors of construction projects to seek the appropriate permits for the project. Business owners can also seek permits for projects that are valued at less than $75,000. To secure a permit, the county only evaluates applications that are accompanied by the required plans and specifications and these documents are reviewed to ensure they meet Florida's building codes by a building code administrator or inspector.

Permit applications and supporting documentation can be submitted to the county's Building Safety department by e-plans, email, or in person.

What Are the Required Documents for Getting a Building Permit?

To apply for a , you must submit all plans and specifications. You must also submit a building permit application that requires information such as:

  • The address where the construction will be taking place
  • The name, contact information, and notarized signatures of the property owner and the contractor
  • A construction lien, granting the contractor the right to file a claim against the property for services that were performed and not paid for.
  • If required by your HOA, you must also obtain permission from neighbors if the project is changing the appearance of your property as seen from their properties.

What Fees Are Associated With Marion County Building Permits?

The minimum fees involved with obtaining a building permit in Marion County, FL are as follows:

  • $150 for new residential permits
  • $300 for commercial permits
  • $40 for limited energy system permits
  • $75 for all other building permits

All building permits require a non-refundable deposit of the minimum amount -- or 20 percent -- of the overall permit fee. Additionally, the state charges a $2 minimum surcharge as well as a permit penalty fee on some projects if work has already begun on the project before the permit is obtained.

Apply for Marion County Building Permits Easily Through DoNotPay

While a Marion County building permit will generally be issued in a matter of days for applications that are properly filled out and accompanied by the proper information to show that the proposed construction changes are in compliance with the state's building codes, knowing whether you have all the information needed for the permit can be difficult or even whether you need a permit at all.

Some of the types of projects that DoNotPay can help you obtain a building permit for include:

  • Building a new fence, deck, or porch
  • Remodeling the interior of the home
  • Changes to the structure's basement or roof
  • Installation of a pool or hot tub
  • Garage renovations
  • Installing, repairing, or replacing plumbing, electrical, or gas systems
  • Demolition

How to Apply for a Marion County Building Permit With DoNotPay

Want to apply for a Marion County building permit easily, but you're not sure where to start? DoNotPay has you covered in six easy steps:

  1. Go to the Planning Permissions product on DoNotPay.
  2. Choose one of the following options:
    1. Check whether your project needs a building permit or if it's exempt
    2. Generate a permission request letter to send to your HOA
    3. Generate a guide on how to complete the building permit application
  3. Choose the focus of your project (new ADU, pool, shed, fence, etc.) and answer a few questions about your plans, including the size of the structure and estimated cost.

  4. Indicate whether you're hiring a contractor and include the estimated start date and the timeline for the project.
  5. Indicate whether any public sidewalk/street space will be used during construction.
  6. And that's it! DoNotPay will help guide you through the building permit process by checking if your project needs a building permit, contacting any HOAs you're a part of to request building permission, or generating detailed instructions on how to start and complete your building permit application process.

Why Use DoNotPay to Obtain a Marion County Building Permit

There are a lot of reasons why you should choose DoNotPay:

It’s FastYou don't have to spend hours trying to obtain a building permit.
It’s EasyYou don't have to struggle to fill out tedious forms or keep track of all the steps involved in obtaining a permit.
It’s SuccessfulYou can rest assured knowing we'll make the best case for you.

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