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Posted on: October 13, 2022

Local Building Permit Fees Temporarily Waived

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The City of Daytona Beach Shores is temporarily waiving local building permit fees for reconstruction or repairs needed because of damage caused by Hurricane Ian.

The Daytona Beach Shores City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution authorizing the temporary fee waiver for storm-related damage. The waiver will be in place through Nov. 10 but may be extended for major reconstruction or repair projects.

The fee waiver applies only to reconstruction or repair of the structure to its previously permitted condition. The property owner or contractor will be required to provide proof of storm damage. Such proof shall be photos, written verification by an insurance adjuster, written verification by an architect, engineer or contractor, or written verification by a city official. Contractors are required to pass the savings from the fee waivers along to the property owner.

Impacts of the storm in Daytona Beach Shores range from minor to major, with damage to air conditioning units, windows, siding, roofs, fences, seawalls and pool decks. A number of businesses and homes were damaged by water intrusion.

The city requires a building permit for projects including sign replacement, decks and patios, air conditioner replacement, fences, re-roofing and roof repairs, shed replacement, swimming pool restoration, balcony enclosures, hurricane shutters, interior remodeling including cabinet replacement, window replacement or alteration, door replacement or alteration, plumbing, electrical, siding replacement, soffit, fascia, and gutters, balcony railing restoration, stucco or exterior finishing, retaining wall replacement, awning replacement and more.

More information about the requirements is available on the city Building Division website. Property owners and contractors may also call the Building Division at 386-763-5377 with specific questions regarding permit requirements.

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