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Pompano Beach is located north of Fort Lauderdale right along the eastern coast of Florida. The city has been working for several years to revitalize the downtown area. The goal is to bring new life to the city and increase the need for construction. If you’re heading to Pompano Beach to help with this effort, here’s some basic information that may help.
For minor building design changes, you can get a Minor Building Design for Permit application on the Pompano Beach website. Fill out the application and bring it into the Zoning Inquiries counter. Along with the paper application, you need to include paint samples that have the manufacturer’s name along with color name and color ID.
Once you’ve turned in this paper application, the Department of Development Services will email you a link to ePlan. Use ePlan to submit all digital documents listed on the application. These include floor plans and construction plans, as well as a completed plans checklist.
When you’re ready to schedule an inspection, go to the online scheduler. You can find the link by going to Development Services and then clicking on “Building Inspections.” The link is under the “Permitting” section on that page.
Once you reach the online scheduling page, click on “Schedule/Cancel Insp.” You can search for your permit with the application number, job address, parcel number, or name. Once you find your permit, click on Schedule on the right-hand side of the page.
You can get a certified contractor’s license, which certifies you to work anywhere in Florida. To get a certified license, you need to have experience in the field or a four-year degree and one year of experience. Once you have the required experience, the next step is to take the exam, which is divided into two sections. The test covers business and finance as well as trade information.
Along with getting a contractor’s license from the state, you will need to fill out a registration application with the city. All you need is your basic information and proof of your insurance and state certification.
If you choose to become a licensed, certified contractor, you need a specific level of general liability insurance. For general and building contractors, that amount is $300,000 for bodily injury and $50,000 for property damage. For other contractors, that amount is $100,000 for bodily injury and $25,000 for property damage.
As you work to get the proper licenses and permits in place, consider whether you have the equipment you need to make the job as easy and successful as possible. Renting is a great way to get what you need promptly. For example, if you need aerial equipment, you can rent manlifts, boom lifts, forklifts, and scissor lifts and have them delivered right to the job site. This makes things easier for you and saves money.
Pompano Beach has some exciting years ahead of it as the city revitalizes office space, retail areas, restaurants, and hotels. There’s a lot of potential for success here.