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Construction without a Permit

Has your residential or commercial project received a stop work order due to construction without a permit? can help.

Construction projects are typically ordered to stop construction because there is not a proper building permit. This type of stop work order can cause you to pay double the original permitting fees and incur daily fines until a proper permit is obtained.

The Florida Building Code and most municipalities require building permits for construction projects other than the removal and installation of flooring and cabinets. 

To apply for the proper building permit in Orlando, Orange County and most Central Florida municipalities the following items are required for building permits:

  1. A state licensed certified or registered contractor of Record
  2. Sign and Sealed architectural/ engineered drawings by a licensed architect or professional engineer
  3. Signed and notarized building permit by the owner and state licensed certified or registered contractor
  4. Signed and notarized Notice of commencement for projects valued over $2,500.00

Stop work order for licensed contractors

Typically, if you have a construction project and you hire a licensed contractor, they are required by law to pull the proper permits for their scope of work as outlined by Florida Statutes. For some reasons, your licensed contractor may start the work without the proper permits in place.

They may get caught by code enforcement working without a permit. This is relatively simple to correct if they are properly licensed. They should immediately follow the local building municipalities’ rules and apply for the proper permit before construction is resumed.

Stop work order for unlicensed contractors

In most cases stop work orders due to construction without a permit occur when property owners hire an unlicensed contractor for their construction project.

Unlicensed contractors do not have the ability to apply for and obtain building permits. Once a stop work has been placed on your property while working with an unlicensed contractor, a licensed contractor is required to obtain the proper building permits. 

Stop Work Orders for Home Owners

As a homeowner, you may obtain a building permit for certain types of projects done to your primary residence.

At times under a homeowner permit, you may go outside the scope of work. It is necessary to know what can be done under the scope of your permit otherwise you may receive a stop work order due to construction without a permit. 

The process we use to close an expired permit is owned by SL Builders & Associates, LLC, a certified general contracting company (CGC1516551).

As a certified general contracting company, we can perform an unlimited scope of work as well as obtain the necessary permits. We are licensed to handle construction projects throughout Central Florida.

Step 1. SL Builders & Associates, LLC engages in a contract with you, the owner to work on the project.

Step 2. Engage an architect/ engineer to create the proper engineering drawings for permitting

Step 3. Apply for the proper permits to restart construction project

It is always best to hire a Florida Licensed Certified General Contractor for your construction project(s).

Call 877-741-1506 for a free consultation or to remove your property’s stop-work order in Orlando, Orange County and all of Florida.  

Close your Expired Permit or Code Violation Now.

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