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City of DeLand
120 S. Florida Avenue
DeLand, FL 32720
Phone: 386-626-7000
Residential Permit Documents Checklist
Permit Type (Residential)
Plans/Documents/Forms/Affidavits, etc. needed for PLAN SUBMITTAL
Zoning Approval
Above Ground Pool
2 sets of pool specifications and plans.  Pool Barrier Safety Information included with plans or included with application.  2 dimensional site plans showing setback requirements.  Septic location if applicable.
Yes
Addition (Aluminum)
2 sets of construction plans with the architect’s /engineer’s seal or 2 sets of current master plan engineering with Aluminum Framing Plan and copy of engineer’s authorization letter.  Contractor must provide proof of passing the Master Filed Aluminum Structure Course.  2 dimensional site plans showing setback requirements. Septic location if applicable
Yes
Addition (Frame/Masonry)
2 sets of construction plans with the architect’s / engineer’s seal; 2 truss packages and layout with the engineer’s seal; 2 sets of submittals. 2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements.  Septic location if applicable.
Yes
Alteration
2 sets of construction plans with the architect’s /engineer’s seal if change is structural or affects the building envelope… (Ex: convert garage to living area) or 2 copies scope of work list; 2 truss packets with the engineer’s seal if applicable; floor plan showing location of work and energy forms if change to habitable area. 2 sets of submittals.  
Yes
Alteration (Aluminum)
2 sets of construction plans with the architect’s / engineer’s seal or 2 sets of current master plan engineering with Aluminum Framing Plan and copy of engineer’s authorization letter if change is structural or affects the building envelope; 2 dimensional site plans showing setback requirements.  2 site plans if changing footprint of building; floor plan showing location of work; septic location; 2 sets of submittals.
Yes
Aluminum Structure with mobile home
2 sets of construction plans with architect’s /engineer’s seal or 2 sets of current master plan engineering with Aluminum Framing Plan (including 4th wall construction) and copy of engineer’s authorization letter; 2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements.
Yes
Antenna
2 sets of construction plans with the architect’s / engineer’s seal that will address wind load’ 1 survey with surveyor’s seal; 2 site plans if attached to a guy.
Yes
Barn/Storage Shed
2 sets of construction plans with the architect’s / engineer’s seal; 2 truss packets with the engineer’s seal (if applicable);  2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements.  If manufactured structure, DCA letter and 2 copies of approved DCA plans.
Yes
Building Moving
House Moving application (no owner builders) & Single Family Residential application for foundation (2 sets foundation plans with architect’s / engineer’s seal), but pick only 1 work type (Building Moving) with house mover as main contractor & owner can do the foundation portion (just list owner as a sub). 2 dimensional site plans showing setback requirements.  2 signed and sealed floor plan showing any improvements (**additional plans or scope of work list if alterations or repairs)
Yes
Burglar Alarm / Security
Low voltage alarms that can be plugged into an existing outlet, do not need a permit.  If a circuit needs to be run, pick “Electrical” instead of burglar alarm. *
Carport  (Aluminum)
2 sets of construction plans with the architect’s / engineer’s seal or 2 sets of current master plan engineering with Aluminum Framing Plan (including 4th wall construction) and copy of engineer’s authorization letter; 2 dimensional site plans showing setback requirements.
Yes
Carport (Frame/Masonry)
2 sets of construction plans with the architect’s /engineer’s seal; 2 truss packets with the engineer’s seal if applicable; 2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements.
Yes
Deck
2 sets of signed and sealed plans.  Include guardrail plans if height above grade is 30” or greater.  2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements.
Yes
Demolition (Entire Structure)
Square footage of building must be indicated; current use of building; well & septic status information (abandoned permits may be required).  City Commission approval is required for all structures 50 years and older.
Demolition (Partial)
Not related to future use: square footage of building must be indicated; current use of building; floor plan indicating area to be demolished; well & septic status information (abandonment permits may be required).  ***Demolition for purpose of addition or renovation must be submitted as part of the overall project.
Dock
2 sets of signed and sealed plans from an engineer or architect.  2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements.
Yes
Duplex (same parcel … 1 permit… no owner contractor since both would not be for personal use)
2 sets of construction plans with the architect’s / engineer’s seal; 2 truss packets with the engineer’s seal, 2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements’ site plans should show shape & dimension of lot with street location & name, footprint of duplex, and driveway dimensions at property line and flare (DOT permit if connecting to a state road); 2 sets of submittals for each side of residence.
Yes
Electrical for Generator/Transfer Switch
2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements.  Generator specifications must be submitted for permit approval.  Specifications on the transfer switch must be on the job site.
Fence (Non-Structural and structural without footers)(Owner/renter contractor)
2 dimensioned site plans showing property lines and location of fence.  Structural supports of fence must face inward of property line.  Height restrictions apply.
Yes
Fence (Non-Structural and structural without footers)(Licensed contractor)
2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements.  Structural components for fence must face inward toward property.  Height restrictions apply.
Yes
Fence for Pool (Owner contractor)
2 dimensioned site plans showing property lines and location of fence.  Structural supports of fence must face inward of property line Height restrictions apply.
Yes
Fence for Pool (Licensed Contractor)
2 dimensioned site plans showing property lines and location of fence.  Structural supports of fence must face inward of property line.  Height restrictions apply.
Yes
Fence (Structural, requiring footers) (Owner)
2 sets construction plans (if being used as a retaining wall, see that category for plan requirements); 2 dimensioned site plans showing property lines and location of fence.  Structural supports of fence must face inward of property line.  Height restrictions apply.
Yes
Fence (Structural, requiring footers) (Licensed Contractor)
2 sets construction plans (if being used as a retaining wall, see that category for plan requirements); 2 dimensioned site plans showing property lines and location of fence.  Structural supports of fence must face inward of property line.  Height restrictions apply.
Yes
Fire Alarm (Licensed contractor or Owner Contractor, must name fire alarm contractor as sub)
3 sets Fire Alarm specifications to see if hard wired or not; 3 copies of floor plan showing all windows and exit doors; provide wiring diagram and location of all devices; 3 copies of battery calculations.
Fire Sprinkler (Licensed contractor or if Owner Contractor, must name fire sprinkler contractor as sub)
3 sets of construction plans including cut sheets, hydraulic calculations & schematics; 3 copies of floor plan showing all windows and exit doors; provide piping diagram with location of piping, sprinkler heads and hangars; 3 site plans showing source of water supply and underground piping; 3 sets of specification sheets.
Fireplace/Chimney
2 sets of construction plans with the architect’s / engineer’s seal; 2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements.
Yes
Garage
2 sets of construction plans with the architect’s / engineer’s seal; 2 truss packets with the engineer’s seal; 2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements. 2 sets of all submittals.
Yes
Gas Connections
1 fixture only: Permit required, but no riser diagram needed. Multiple fixtures: 2 riser diagrams that include type of gas, pressure, piping material, pipe sizes, run lengths & BTU ratings of utilization equipment.
Generator
Specifications on generator & transfer switch must be on the jobsite for inspection; (if electric only for future generator, see the instructions for “electrical for generator/transfer switch” instead); 2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements.
Yes
Generator with transfer switch
Specifications on generator & transfer switch must be on the jobsite for inspection; (if electric only for future generator, see the instructions for “electrical for generator/transfer switch” instead); 2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements; name electric subcontractor, **if generator is existing and this is a change out, only an electrical permit is required.
Yes
Glass Room / Vinyl Room
2 sets of construction plans with the architect’s / engineer’s seal or 2 sets of current master plan engineered pages with copy of engineer’s authorization letter; Contractor must provide proof of passing the Master Filed Aluminum Structures Course.  2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements; Name electric sub for Glass Rooms; do not need energy forms if non-conditioned (aluminum construction) … Vinyl Rooms: if removable panels need to be used it must be noted on the submission.
HVAC (replacement)
Replacing existing Unit.  2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements show location of disconnect and service receptacle.
HVAC (Rooftop Equipment)
2 sets of engineered connection details for curbs/stands.  Show location of disconnecting means and service receptacle
Hangar
2 sets of construction plans with the architect’s / engineer’s seal; 2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements.  If there is an office in the hangar, see “Addition (Frame/Masonry)” work type.
Yes
Hot Tub
Portable hot tub/spa that is delivered and plugged into an existing outlet does not require a permit.  If portable hot tub/spa is hard wired, it requires just an electrical permit, without any specifications.  These hot tubs/spas generally come with a cover to secure the hot tub/spa when not in use.  Barrier requirements apply.

In ground unit ( a package unit hot tub/spa).  This requires plans similar to fiberglass pool.  See “Swimming Pool”
Liquid Propane Gas Installation (above ground and in ground)
Tank installation and related gas connections.  If tank existing, use “gas connection” work type instead.  For generator being issued to another contractor, generator specifications are not required with this submittal.  2 copies of riser diagram for multiple connections; 2 site plans showing size of tank, location of tank and location of generator if applicable.
Yes
Mobile Home
Manufacturer’s installation manual (for new units only): 2 copies manufacturer’s blocking diagram; HSMV Approved Manufactured Home Installation Worksheet; 2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements .  2 sets of all submittals.
Yes
Mobile Home Replacement
Manufacturer’s installation manual (for new units only); 2 copies manufacturer’s blocking diagram; HSMV Approved Manufactured Home Installation Worksheet; 2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements.  Documentation to waive impact fees must be submitted. 2 sets of all submittals.
Yes
Mobile Home Roof over
2 sets of construction plans with the architect’s / engineer’s seal or 2 sets of current master plan engineering with roof layout plan and copy of engineer’s authorization letter.
Other
*** Requirements will vary… check for similarities with other work types.***
Possible
Park Model/RV Perm. Setup
Park Model: See “Mobile Home” requirements… RV Permanent Set Up (Zoning will only allow RVs in areas zoned for RV Parks) similar to “Mobile Home” requirements, but  no set up book (need 2 copies of manufacturer’s tie down information); 2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements.
Yes
Patio (covered) and Foundation
2 sets of construction plans with the architect’s/ engineer’s seal; 2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements
Yes

Patio (covered) on Existing Foundation
2 sets of construction plans with the architect’s/engineer’s seal; 2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements
Yes

Pool Enclosure
2 sets of construction plans with the architect’s / engineer’s seal or 2 sets of current master plan engineering with Aluminum Framing Plan and copy of engineer’s authorization letter; 2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements.  Contractor must proof of passing the Master Filed Aluminum Structures Course.
Yes

Renovation
2 copies scope of work list; 2 copies floor plan (Existing and proposed)… if part or all of  project more closely resembles “Alteration” or “Addition”, see those work types for possible requirement of engineered plans, etc.
Repair
2 sets of construction plans with the architect’s / engineer’s seal for all structural repairs; 2 copies scope of work list for non-structural repairs… if part or all of project more closely resembles a different work type, see that work type for requirements.
Yes
Reroof Metal or Tile
2 copies of Sloped Roof Form and or Low Sloped Roof Form as appropriate (must include information on pitch and mean height to determine pressures); 2 copies manufacturer’s data for reroof material.  Skylights (replacement): 2 sets of specifications and 2 footprint drawings of skylight location.
Reroof/No Structural Change (Owner contractor)
2 copies Sloped Roof Form and or Low Sloped Roof Form as appropriate; 2 copies manufacturer’s data for reroof material (not required for shingle roof).  Skylights (replacement): 2 sets of specifications and 2 footprint drawings of skylight location.
Reroof/ No Structural Change (Licensed contractor)
2 copies Sloped Roof Form and or Low Sloped Roof Form as appropriate; 2 copies manufacturer’s data for reroof material (not required for shingle roof).  Skylights (replacement): 2 sets of specifications and 2 footprint drawings of skylight location.
Retaining Wall
2 sets construction plans (may need to be engineered if construction plans don’t show standard engineering practices or if angle of repose is an issue); 2 dimensional site plans showing setback requirements
Yes
Screened Porch/Patio
2 sets of construction plans with the architect’s / engineer’s seal; 2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements if aluminum construction, see “Addition(Alum)”.
Yes
Shed (Premanufactured) –
10 x12 or smaller
Set-up booklet with wind load info; 2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements.  Most Rubbermaid storage bins are exempt unless they have walk in doors & are very large
Yes

Shed (Premanufactured) – larger than 10 x 12
2 sets of plans with the architect’s / engineer’s seal or 2 copies of full size copies DCA approved plans; if anchoring is not shown on plans need engineered anchoring plan; 2 dimensioned site plan showing setback requirements
Yes

Shed (Wood/Masonry) – 10 x 12 or smaller
2 sets of construction plans that include wind load info; 2 dimensional site plans showing setback requirements.
Yes

Shed (Wood/Masonry) – larger than 10 x 12
2 sets of plans with the architect’s / engineer’s seal; 2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements
Yes
Functional Shutters
**ALL engineered shutter systems require a permit ** (ex. engineered corrugated shutter) Condominium shutters (even if on an individual unit) are commercial and have different permitting requirements.  Residential permits: 2 copies of footprint drawing showing location and sizes of windows; 2 sets of specifications; 2 copies of shutter schedule if applicable (usually for roll down or accordion shutters); name of electrical subcontractor if motorized.  Master plans are not accepted in place of these requirements.
Siding/Soffit/Fascia (no tear off)
Manufacturer’s specifications to be posted at site for inspection.
Siding/Soffit/Fascia (tear off and install)
No structural change.  Wall section (not required to have engineer’s seal) that show size/type of structural sheathing; manufacturer’s specifications to be posted on site for inspection.
Single Family Residence (SFR)
2 sets of construction plans with the architect’s / engineer’s seal; 2 truss packets with the engineer’s seal, 2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements; 2 sets of all submittal are required
Yes
Slab Foundation
2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements. For slab only, a description of slab is required on permit application. For all other work where there will be vertical construction, a footing detail and signed and sealed plans will be required.
Yes
Solar
2 sets plans with the architect’s / engineer’s seal for the fastening system or 2 copies master plan engineering pages; 2 copies of Testing Specification.
Spa/Whirlpool/Pool Heater
Refer to “Swimming Pool” requirements… if more than 1 gas outlet, needs 2 copies of the gas riser. 2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements
Yes

Stucco
Installing stucco over block does not require a permit.  Stucco over frame: 2 copies of wall section from an engineer or architect is required
Swimming Pool (Owner contractor)
2 sets of construction plans with the architect’s / engineer’s seal or 2 sets master plan engineering for pool; 2 sets of construction plans with architect’s / engineer’s seal or 2 sets of current master plan engineering pages with copy of engineer’s authorization letter for screen enclosure or fence information on application & site plans; 2 copies of Chapter 41 from (Pool Safety Requirements); 2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements. ***NO POOL SUBMITTALS ALLOWED WITHOUT SAFETY FEATURE***
Yes
Swimming Pool (Licensed contractor)
2 sets of construction plans with the architect’s /engineer’s seal or 2 sets master plan engineering for pool; 2 sets of construction plans with the architect’s / engineer’s seal or  2 sets of current master plan engineering pages with copy of engineer’s authorization letter for screen enclosure or fence information on application & site plans; 1 copy of Chapter 41 form (Pool Safety Requirements); 2 dimensioned site plans showing setback requirements.  *** NO POOL SUBMITTALS ALLOWED WITHOUT SAFETY FEATURE***
Yes
Townhouse (separate parcels… separate permits… owner contractor allowed for the parcel where he/she reside.)
** THESE PERMITS NEED TO GO THROUGH THE PLANNING DIVISION PRIOR TO SUBMITTAL FOR BUILDING PERMITS** Refer to “Single Family Residence” requirements.
Yes
Window/Door Replacement (same size/no structural change)
2 copies of footprint drawing for window/doors to be replaced.  2 sets of the manufacturer’s specifications and installation instructions.
Window/Door Replacement (different size/structural change)
2 sets of plans with the architect’s / engineer’s seal; 2 copies of footprint drawing for window/doors to be replaced. 2 sets of the manufacturer’s specifications and installation instructions.

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