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Permitting

Am I required to get a permit?

Almost always. You do need a permit even if you are only replacing an existing fence. If your project is small, some repairs may not require permitting.

Can I get my own permit?

Yes, but it probably won’t be any faster than if we get it for you. We have a dedicated permit clerk on staff for immediate handling of any and all permits.

Will I save money by getting the permits on my own, instead of having Action Fence FL do the work?

You will pay more for the convenience for the licensed contractor to pull your permit. You will be charged for the permit cost, the notary fees, and the handling & processing.

What else should I know about permitting?

There are some prerequisites for submitting for a permit. A Notice of Commencement must be filed for any job with a value of $2,500 or more. Some cities require a notarized affidavit from the HOA providing permission to install a fence on your property. If any part of your fence will be built in an easement, a notarized easement agreement must be obtained from all easement holders before a permit can be applied for. The business or homeowner must also provide a current, signed, and sealed copy of the property survey, along with the specification and plans for the intended fence.

What happens if I do not have a survey?

A permit cannot be pulled without a survey. You must contact a professional survey company and arrange to have one made.

Are there landscaping requirements?

Some cities have landscaping requirements when the fence faces the street. Landscaping plans must be included with the permit application. If this is a requirement in your city our fencing specialist will discuss your options when you meet for your free customized quote.

Can we build the fence before we get the permit?

No

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