So you’ve chosen the perfect metal carport, barn, workshop, or other metal building for your property. Now what? Whether you have purchased a do-it-yourself metal carport kit or are having a custom building, such as a metal garage, installed by a professional team, it is important to do the proper research beforehand so that you don’t run into zoning headaches with your new structure.
Florida Customers are unique in that every building we sell in Florida requires a building permit. Each of Florida’s counties has their own requirements, so depending on the county you build in, you may need an “As Build,” “Generic,” or “Wet Stamped” set of drawings. “As Build” drawings can cost around $125.00 to $200.00 and are drawings site specific to what you have ordered. The building will be engineered to the exact specification of the drawings. The engineer will mail the drawing directly to you, the customer, so that you can pull the permit. Some Florida counties require that the manufacturing company pull the permit. If this is the case, Carport Central has people in place to help you with this process. Most counties ask for “Generic” drawings, which are immediately available upon deposit so that you can pull the permit. Some counties may ask for “Wet Stamped” drawings, or those stamped or signed with a rubber stamp or ink pen by the engineer after the drawing is printed out rather than being done electronically.
If your area requires a building permit and you install without one, there are some possible issues you could face down the road, including:
By following the proper steps, you can ensure the successful installation and enjoyment of your new metal building without worries or headaches down the road.
At Carport Central, we specialize in installation of Prefabricated Steel Structures such as Horse barns, Metal garages, carports, workshops and other custom metal buildings across the country. If you have any questions or need assistance, please give one of our friendly customer service representatives a call at 844-860-4950.