General submissions requirement guide for all residential alterations, renovations, and interior remodel construction projects

Following these guidelines will help ensure the application, plans and supporting documentation are complete and sufficient for permit submittal which will ensure a timely review and response.

General intake requirements

Building plan review requirements

  • Building plans designed in accordance with the current Florida Building Code (FBC) and digitally signed and sealed by a State of Florida Registered Architect or Engineer; to include the design professionals name, registration number, complete address and phone number
  • If structural work is not being completed, provide a floor plan indicating existing and proposed scope of work
  • If mechanical equipment is being retrofitted, provide a digital set of R402 or R405. Front sheet shall contain the digital signature of the person who performed the calculations and the digital signature of the owner/agent. Provide one digital set of load calculations Manual “J” obtained from Mechanical Contractor.

Floor plan requirements (if applicable)

  • Drawn to scale (min. 1/8”), providing sufficient clarity and detail to indicate nature and scope of work
  • Size and arrangement of all rooms with intended use for each room
  • All plumbing fixture locations
  • Room dimensions and ceiling heights
  • Location of fireplace(s)
  • All hazardous glazing locations identified or hazardous glazing notation per FBC Residential Code
  • Structural details are required for any modifications to interior bearing walls, beams and columns
  • All header/lintel sizes, types, and locations
  • Provide door and window schedule
  • Total square footage of each floor, living area, covered porch, entry, lanai, garage
  • Egress: emergency window size/location and stair details
  • Electrical: smoke alarms/carbon monoxide detector locations
  • Product approval table to include product manufacturer, category, subcategory, approval number and expiration date

Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)

All properties located within the SFHA shall have full compliance with the requirements of the Hillsborough County Construction and Land Development Code, ASCE 24, the Florida Building Code and all other applicable local, State and Federal regulations that govern the standards set forth within the National Flood Insurance Program; most restrictive shall apply. 

For a complete and detailed technical guide please view the sufficiency guideline for all construction located within the SFHA.

Additional resources

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Last Modified: 3/8/2024, 12:39:59 PM

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