Commercial Intake Minimum Requirements

All applications for Commercial Permits will only be accepted in the New Port Richey Office which became effective March 2, 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

New Code Requirements became effective December 31, 2020: The new 7th edition (2020) of the Florida Building Code, took effect December 31, 2020. Permit applications and construction plans submitted after the effective date must demonstrate compliance with the new code.

Can the owner of a commercial  property be the contractor?

Please view the questions below to find out if your property allows for this exemption. 

Question 1 

Is the property in the name of the individual applying for the permit? 

  • If yes, please move to question two. 
  • If no, the owner may not be the contractor.

Question 3

Is or will the structure be rented, leased or intended to be sold?

  • If no, please move to question four. 
  • If yes, the owner may not be the contractor.

Question 5 

Will unlicensed workers be supervised by the owner? 

  • If yes, the owner may be the contractor. 
  • If no, the owner may not be the contractor.

Question 2

Is the structure for use by only the owner?

  • If yes, please move to question three. 
  • If no, the owner may not be the contractor.

Question 4 

Does the value of all the work to complete the improvements exceed $75,000? 

  • If no, please move to question five. 
  • If yes, the owner may not be the contractor.

1.   New Construction/Building or Addition Requirements:

  • Permit application completed  
  • Include accurate detail of proposed project 
  • All documents must have project address 
  • 3 copies of civil site plan that were submitted to Site Development after the first round of comments 
  • 3 sets signed and sealed construction drawings meeting minimum plan review requirements Commercial new construction plan review checklist
  • 3 copies of energy calculations 
  • Applicant contact information including email address
  • Accurate job value per ICC Building Value Data Table 
  • Product approval information 
  • Temporary Commercial Power Request

All plans must have address printed (If no address has been assigned, plans must have parcel number)

2.   Tenant Build-Out or Remodel

  • Application fully completed 
  • All documents must have project address
  • 3 copies of site plan or key plan showing exact unit or work area 
  • 3 sets signed and sealed construction drawings 
  • Plans must cite compliance with current Florida Building Code Edition
  • Scope of work 
  • Data code analysis: Use group classification, Occupancy load, Type of construction, Space square footage 
  • 3 copies of energy calculations 
  • Application contact information including email address

3.   Restaurant

  • All requirements from Tenant Build-Out or Remodel 
  • Letter of plan approval from DBPR Hotels and Restaurants 
  • Health approval required