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The Building Department provides courteous, professional and informative code enforcement with public cooperation and recognition of the importance of building codes to assure their safety, health and welfare.
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New Florida Building Codes Take Effect June 30
New codes include 5th Edition (2014)
Update Energy Provisions for Commercial Buildings
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The International Code Council and the Florida Building Commission, housed within the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) announced significant changes to the Florida Building Codes that will result in safer, sustainable buildings and homes. The updated Florida State Building Codes are mandatory for all new construction or rehabilitation projects with a permit application date of June 30, 2015 or later.
Hours of Construction
Sec. 13-93.- Construction or repairing of buildings.
The erection (including excavation), demolition, alteration or repair of any building other than between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on weekdays (Monday through Friday), and on Saturdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except in case of urgent necessity in the interest of public health and safety, is prohibited without specific permission from the Town Manager or designee. Permission may be granted for a period not to exceed three days while the emergency continues and may be renewed for periods of three days or less while the emergency continues. If the Town Manager determines that the public health and safety will not be impaired by the erection, demolition, alteration or repair of any building or the excavation of streets and highways within the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. and if he determines that loss or inconvenience would result to any party in interest, he may grant permission for such work to be done within the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Application for such permission shall be made to the Town Manager at the time the permit for the work is awarded or during the progress of the work.
(Ord. No. 12-02, § 2, 5-21-02)