So, you’ve chosen the perfect metal carport, barn, workshop, or other metal building for your property. Now what? Whether you have purchased a metal carport kit or are having a custom building installed by a professional team, it is important to do a bit of 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 Florida county has their own requirements, so depending on the county you build in, you may need an “As Built,” “Generic,” or “Wet Stamped” set of drawings. “As Built” drawings can cost around $125.00 to $200.00, and they are site-specific to what you have ordered. The building will be assembled to the exact specification of the drawings; the engineer will then mail the drawings to you so that you can pull the permit. However, 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 may pull the permit. Then there are some counties that may ask for “Wet Stamped” drawings, or those that are stamped or signed with a rubber stamp or ink pen by the engineer after being printed out.
If your area requires a building permit and you install without one, these are some possible issues you could face down the road:
By following the proper steps, you can ensure the successful installation and enjoyment of your new metal building without any worries down the road.
At Carport Central, we specialize in the installation of customized steel structures such as garages, carports, workshops and other metal buildings, and we work with manufacturers across the country. If you have any questions or need assistance, please give one of our friendly building specialists a call at 888-573-1771.
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