Warning: Unlicensed Contractors and Unpermitted Work
Homeowners and contractors need to be vigilant about getting repairs made quickly and correctly to storm-damaged properties in the aftermath of a natural disaster. It's important for citizens to be aware that work done without a permit may not be covered by homeowners’ insurance.
The Importance of Hiring a Licensed Contractor
Report Unlicensed Activity
Contractor License Verification
Use either of these tools to verify your contractor's license:
Fast Track Online Services provides access to browse and research permitting and inspections activity. You can find current and historical data, check the status of your permit, search permits by parcel or address, schedule inspections and follow the status of your scheduled inspection.
How to Obtain Hurricane Repair Permits as Homeowners
The following items will be required by homeowners in order to obtain hurricane repair permits:
- Valid form of identification or a recorded warranty deed to determine ownership
- Submit a completed Permit application (Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Roof) based on scope of work. Apply for permits on FastTrack.ocfl.net.
- Upload electronically signed and sealed construction plans (if required) with supporting documentation to Fast Track as part of your permit applications
- Completed Owner Builder Disclosure Statement. Please click for instructions.
Florida Statute Section 489.103(7) requires all property owners acting as their own contractor to complete the following disclosure statement and personally appear to sign for the building permit. This is an affidavit for contractor exemption for an owner/builder applying for a building permit.
If value of work exceeds $2,500, the following is also required:
Fast Track Member Services offers permit applications, inspection scheduling for building and sub-trades permits such as electrical, plumbing, irrigation, gas, roofing and HVAC/mechanical contractors.
How to Obtain Hurricane Repair Permits For Licensed Contractors
The Division of Building Safety is located in the Orange County Administration Center at 201 S. Rosalind Ave., 1st Floor and is open 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.
For more information, please call 407-836-5550