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The Florida Building Code was adopted by the City and identifies what work requires permits.

Homeowner permits only apply to single family residences and not to condominiums, multifamily or commercial properties. A homeowner seeking to obtain an owner/builder permit needs the following: Permit application; proof of residence (phone or utility bill); current Florida driver's license or state ID; owner/builder affidavit and plans or documents identifying the work to be completed. Surveys, floor plans, product approvals or Notice of Agreements (NOA's) are just some examples of documents.

Visit ePermits for fee structures for all types of permits. You can also submit an application, pay permit fees and track the progress of building permits. Tamarac's building permit process usually takes approximately 5 -10 business days for minor projects and up to 30 days for larger projects.

Customers may use the interactive IVR (Integrated Voice Response) system to schedule inspections, check inspection results, and check the status of a permit by calling: (954) 597-3420. Please note that you will be required to have your pin number/phone access code available to use the IVR system.

Please contact the Building Department at (954) 597-3420 if you have questions when considering a construction project.

(Also see Inspections)

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