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    Your Building Permit will expire six months from issuance if the work authorized by the permit has not commenced, or if the work authorized by the permit is suspended or abandoned for a period of six months after the time the work commenced. If you feel your permitted work will be delayed please contact our office: 352-392-1591.
    Work shall not start until the permit holder posts the building permit in a conspicuous place on the premises or in the job site trailer. The Building Permit card shall be protected from the weather and located to allow access by inspectors. The permit card shall be maintained by the permit holder until the Certificate of Occupancy or Certificate of Completion is issued by the Building Code Administrator.
    The permit and construction documents shall be kept at the site of work and shall be available for review by EH&S inspection personnel. Deviations from the permitted documents will not be allowed unless the design professional of record and the EH&S Building Code Administrator have given approval. Manufacturer’s installation instructions, Florida Product approvals, and other associated documents required to verify code compliance shall be kept on site and made available for review. If work has been added or is not covered by the permit documents, you will need to amend your permit with our office prior to subsequent inspections.
    It is the responsibility of the permit holder to ensure that all contractors performing work on the project comply with applicable contractor licensing for the State of Florida through the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Contractor/subcontractor information for your project shall be on file in our office and have up-to-date workers comp insurance or have a current valid exemption certificate. Inspections will not be made unless subs are on file. The contractor of record is responsible for all work covered under the permit documents and shall request required inspections.
    This building permit implies that the permit holder grants right of entry to the building, structure, or premises to inspect or perform any duty imposed upon the Building Code Administrator or his representative by the building codes.
    Upon notice from the Building Code Administrator, work that is done contrary to the provisions of the codes or in a dangerous or unsafe manner shall immediately cease. Such notice shall be in writing and shall be given to the permit holder, his agent, or the person doing the work, and shall state the conditions under which work may be resumed. Where an emergency exists, the Building Code Administrator shall not be required to give a written notice prior to stopping the work.
    If the Building Code Administrator has determined that there has been a false statement or misrepresentation as to the material fact in the application or plans on which the permit or approval was based, he may revoke a building permit or code review approval.

    The Building Code Administrator may revoke the building permit upon determination that the contractor has proceeded with work that is in violation of, or not in conformity with, the provisions of the building or life safety codes, or is unsafe for use.