Please Be Advised!
The Florida Building Code FIFTH (2014) Edition becomes effective on July 1, 2015. All permit applications and plans submitted on/or after that date must comply with this edition. To view the code online, visit www.floridabuilding.org.
Due to the increase in permitting processing needs, the following changes took place as of April 15, 2013:
* Walk-Thru hours are Monday-Thursday, excluding legal holidays, from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m.
* Plans Drop-Off hours are Monday-Friday, excluding legal holidays, from 7:00 - 1:00 p.m. (Sign-In List will be closed at 1:00 p.m.)
* A limit of 5 Walk-Thru permit applications allowed per project.
*Walk-Thru Criteria List is available.
* Pre-Construction and Design Professional Day meetings take place on Friday's between the hours of 7:00 a.m. - Noon.
*Permit Applications must be complete and contractors active and registered with the City of Doral before meeting with Permit Clerk for processing.
LEAD HAZARD INFORMATION
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), lead-based paint was used in more than 38 million homes in the United States until this practice was banned for residential use in 1978. The usage of lead in paint, gasoline, water pipes, and many other products was very common until it was discovered how harmful lead was to human beings. Lead comes primarily from deteriorating lead-based paint and lead-contaminated soil. Common renovations to a home that include sanding, grinding, cutting, demolishing, burning, or blasting can create hazardous lead dust and chips for homes built before 1978.
Airborne lead enters the human body when an individual breathes or swallows lead particles or dust after it has settled. Lead in the human body can pose many dangers to the brain, the central nervous system, blood cells, and kidneys. Because of these serious health hazards, it is important to reduce or eliminate contact with lead as much as possible.
Renovating, Repairing, and Painting Practices – It’s the Law!
Beginning April 2010, federal law will require contractors that perform renovations, repairs, paint, or disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, or schools built before 1978 to provide information about lead to the owners. Most importantly, the contractor will need to be certified and follow specific work practices to minimize lead dust and prevent lead contamination. Please click on the links below for more information from the Environmental Protection Agency about lead.
• Renovate Right: Important Lead Hazard Information for Families, Child Care Providers and Schools
• Lead Safety During Renovation (Important Information for Contractors)
For more information about the health effects of exposure to lead, how to check your family and home for lead, lead-safe work practices, and more, please visit the EPA lead website at www.epa.gov/lead or call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (5323).
NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE CHANGE
The 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC) went into effect July 1, 2015. This code includes the latest rules for electrical installations in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies. Keep in mind that the new code will have a significant impact on job costs.
Permit applications submitted before this date will be reviewed under the 2008 NEC if the application remains active. Expired applications and applications submitted on or after this date will need to comply with the new code.