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Permit Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions concerning the permitting process. For additional information, please contact Building Inspections by email or by phone at (850) 595-3550.

Permitting Services

Notice to Permit Applicants - Escambia County is required to comply with Florida Construction Lien Laws and all applicable state laws concerning construction permit applications and permit issuance. A completed application is required before we can assign you a permit number. A completed application requires the notarized signature of the contractor making application. If you need notary assistance, we will be happy to provide this when a technician is available.

A recorded Notice of Commencement is required for any work with costs of $2,500 or more. A certified copy must be provided. HVAC Changeouts require a recorded Notice of Commencement when costs are $7,500 and above.

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