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Building Permit Procedures
This is a general
guideline to assist you through the Town of Ocean Ridge’s building permit
procedures. Please be aware that there may be more information that is
required. New Residences/Renovations/Alterations follow different procedures.
Please download the Building Checklist
Building Checklist (for
new structures and additions) to view the checklist minus the zoning
information. Zoning information can be found here:
Town of Ocean
Ridge Code of Ordinances
Want to know if a particular job requires a permit?
Please read the
Information Form or call Town Hall at 561-732-2635.
The Town of Ocean Ridge handles Zoning
& Building Review through a contract with Hy-Byrd Inspection, Inc. This will include all aspects of the process
of inspections, final inspection, and issuance of certificate of occupancy when
Fill permit application
out completely including PCN (folio) and estimated cost of the job.
Owner & Qualifier’s signature
must be notarized.
Multi-family must have
unit number and building name on permit.
must be pulled by licensed contractor that is registered with the Town.
Cannot be pulled by owner or renter.
permits must be pulled by a contractor.
Folio (PCN number)
must be correct and filled out. Obtain from Property Appraiser’s Office.
Generator permits need
to fill out checklist.
New roofs or re-roofs
must fill out the roofing
New buildings and
first floor additions need to complete an
elevation certificate accurately and submit before a certificate of
occupancy/final building can be issued/scheduled.
Need Notice of
Commencement for permits over estimated cost of $2500.00 ($7500.00 for A/C).
Must be recorded and
copy given to Town Hall before picking up permit.
File NOC at Court
House, 205 N. Dixie Hwy. Room 4.2500, West Palm Beach. Phone: 561-355-2991.
Palm Beach County's NOC form!
Material for Permit
Two copies of
contract/proposal must be included.
Need to submit two
copies of back up material (survey, product approvals, plans, etc.)
Highlight product in product approvals.
If you have zoning
MuniCode to look at Town code online.
If you have other
questions, contact Town Hall at 561-732-2635.
and Business Registration (Business Tax Receipt)
All contractors and subcontractors must be
with the Town. Please have
copies available of your license and insurance when applying. You must submit one copy of the
registration form, license, general liability, and workman's compensation along
All companies doing
work in the Town of Ocean Ridge must be registered with the Town.
Submit Palm Beach
County Business Tax Receipt or FL State Certified License to Town Hall.
Palm Beach Competency,
Broward County Licenses, etc. are not accepted.
General liability and
workman’s compensation must be on file.
All work vehicles must
$2 per decal per work
vehicle or $20 for blanket coverage (no decals).
Pay fee at Town Hall. Cash or
check only - paid separately from permit fees during renewals.
Registration is for
one year, October 1 through September 31.
Renewals will be sent
out in August 2012 for the 2012/13 Fiscal Year.
Turnaround time is
generally 2-5 days.
Call the Town Hall to
check status of permit.
start work until permit is approved and permit posted on job.
If contractor begins
work without a permit additional fees will be imposed; see
Ordinance No. 585.
Inspections that are required are marked on
the permit card.
Call Town Hall between 8:30 am - 3:00 pm at
561-732-2635 to schedule inspections prior to 3 p.m. the day before requested
Inspections must be
called in within 6 months of the issue date/last inspection or the permit
will expire. Permits not under active construction expire after one
Inspections are from
8AM - 12pm only. On occasion, Inspectors may run late to inspection.
inform Town Hall of unit number, building name, and gate code.
If Inspector needs to
access home, someone must be present. They will not enter a home without
Please leave ladder
for inspections that requires a ladder to be there. (roofs, a/c units, etc.)
Permit must be posted
and visible to the inspector or it will fail.
inspections results in a $50 re-inspection fee to be paid before rescheduling
will be charged $150.00 each inspection after the first initial inspection.
Work hours are Monday through
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Work is not permitted on holidays. Holidays: New
Years, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.