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Orange County offers help to homeowners and contractors in securing permits

June 19, 2021

first_img Mama Mia Permit Fees for Storm-Damaged Properties Temporarily WaivedHomeowners and contractors need to be vigilant about getting repairs made quickly and correctly to storm-damaged properties in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Permit fees for storm damage caused by Hurricane Irma have been temporarily waived in Orange County. It is important for citizens to be aware that work done without a permit may not be covered by homeowners’ insurance.“We are glad to be able to waive fees during this difficult time of recovery,” said Alan Plante, Orange County’s manager of building safety. “The County also wants to ensure that our citizens’ assets are protected.”The following items will be required by homeowners in order to obtain hurricane repair permits:Valid form of identification or a recorded warranty deed to determine ownershipCompleted Permit application (Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Roof) based on scope of workCompleted Owner Builder Disclosure Statement(Florida Statute Section 489.103(7), requires all property owners acting as their own contractor to complete the following disclosure statement and personally appear to sign for the building permit. This is an affidavit for contractor exemption for an owner/builder applying for a building permit.)Signed and sealed construction plans (if required) for scope of workIf value of work exceeds $2,500, the following is also required:Notice of Commencement formPage 2 of the applicable applicationThe fee(s) to obtain permit(s) to make repair due to damage caused by Hurricane Irma are being waived.All forms and applications can be found online at www.ocfl.net.For the public, Fast Track online services allows the customer public access to browse and research permit activity. You can find current and historical data and other information to include checking the status of your permit, search permits by parcel or address, schedule inspections, and follow the status of your scheduled inspection. www.fasttrack.ocfl.netFor contractors, Fast Track Member Services is currently offered for sub-trades license holders for electrical, plumbing, irrigation, gas, roofing and HVAC/mechanical contractors. Permits that are created online can be paid for online. Building (Including Pool, and Specialty) contractors may only use Fast Track to pay for re-inspection and after-hours inspection fees. View Registration Information.The Division of Building Safety is located in the Orange County Administration Center at 201 S. Rosalind Ave., 1st Floor and are open 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. For more information, call 407-836-5550 or email [email protected] Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply Mama Mia Please enter your comment! I am seeing some people got sand bags, not to block incoming water into their homes, but to hold down the tarps upon the roofs all the way around the edges. I didn’t think of that, but is that a good idea putting all the extra weight on their roofs?????? Why not just nails to hold the tarps down? That must of been a chore lugging those heavy sand bags up to the roofs…..geesh! Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply September 14, 2017 at 1:06 pm The Anatomy of Fear Mama Mia Jacksonville mayor says this is not the time to decide to go to Jacksonville to sightsee. Don’t worry mayor, I won’t. Let’s see, the St. John’s River is the rare one, that flows north. The other Florida rivers flow south. It is amazing how fast the rivers are cresting and flooding everybody and closing down highways, and bridges. Hurricanes, wildfires, mudslides, sinkholes, tornados, Zika virus, blizzards, floods, droughts, earthquakes, toxic waters, rust belts with no employment, man- eating pythons, etc., I wonder where there is a safe place to relocate to in this country, if any??? TAGSContractorsHomeownersOrange CountyPermits Previous article FEMA advises disaster applicants to beware of rumors, misinformation, and fraudNext articleApopka Police Department keeps stability during state of emergency Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR September 14, 2017 at 5:29 pm Reply Mama Mia September 14, 2017 at 1:12 pm The situation of the eight people who died in the south Florida nursing facility is so sad. They truly do not know what killed them, but it is highly suspected that it was due to excess heat. The nursing home had power. They did lose the main central air conditioning somehow, but had power, and ran portable air conditioners, and fans throughout the home. They called the Florida Power and Light Company and reported it, and kept calling on status updates, as to when they were going to repair the line. They called the first responders, and reported everything that they were suppose to. I mean, to me, it is hard for me to believe that the facility acted in negligence. I could be wrong though. It is tragic. They had food, ice, and like I say, some air conditioning, and fans, but older ill people are susceptible to various elements. I feel for their loved ones. The medical examiner will conduct an investigation as to the cause of the deaths. Happy Birthday Mr. Bryan Nelson. You are still young, and you haven’t gotten to the over the hill sixty club…..YET!… Just don’t put that many candles on your cake, as we don’t want you to have to huff and puff and blow yourself out. LOL People are getting back to their normal grouchy selves. No more Mr. Nice Guy, like right before the storm hit. I knew it was too good to be true. Mama Mia September 14, 2017 at 1:17 pm Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply September 14, 2017 at 1:22 pm I bragged on the Orlando Sentinel delivery people. I should of knocked on wood. We didn’t get a newspaper delivered today. I called the automated line and I should get one delivered tomorrow. See it doesn’t pay to brag on anyone….LOL I suppose Trump is on his way to Florida. Naples, I think. Mama Mia Mama Mia Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Okay Kim Jong Un, I am getting REALLY tired of your threats to demolish the US into a pile of ashes. Keep on little kim, and I will be forced to deal with you in my own way. I will go get 99 red balloons and I’ll send them up into the atmosphere, and if you have ever heard the song, “99 Red Balloons” and watched the video of that song, on You Tube (the video, the one that shows the army tanks on the railroad trains, the warships, and the fighter jets, the nuclear missiles going up, and the Russian flag to the left and the US flag to the right) then you know what that means! But this video meaning has been updated and now it means North Korea, and the US, little kim….. The government radar watchers see the 99 balloons on radar, and they declare that there is something out there, and they launch the nuclear missiles to North Korea, and start the war ……..I warned you little kIm…..LOL BITCHING IS THERAPY ON A BUDGET, got it??? I saw the film from the nursing home where 8 people died. The inside, the floor area was covered in flood water. I did not know that. They should have evacuated those people to somewhere. It makes me think maybe there was some negligence on someone’s part possibly, don’t know however. Mama Mia Mama Mia Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img Mama Mia Reply September 14, 2017 at 1:38 pm Mama Mia Reply September 14, 2017 at 2:48 pm September 14, 2017 at 5:25 pm This hurricane has turned into a nightmare for so many people. Extra expenses they didn’t count on and a real hardship. It is going to take a long time to get this entire area back to normal. I know it takes time, but nothing is going to get back to normal until power is restored for everyone. The whole situation is aggravating even though there are people who are way worse off than Apopka people. I am seeing some huge cranes around in town removing trees from house tops. I understand they cost about $ 600 dollars per hour, plus all the other labor costs. September 14, 2017 at 1:45 pm Reply Reply September 14, 2017 at 1:09 pm Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The garbage truck just came and took away the garbage. The street stinks to high heaven. It is sickening the smell that is in the air, and also the leakage from the truck, the stink! The city should furnish us residents nose clips or come around and spray deodorant, Phew U !!! Can smell the garbage truck a mile away, thanks a lot for the weak stomach I have now, as I feel like puking……… 16 COMMENTS Reply I heard the loud chopper up in the air over Park Avenue in Apopka today. Didn’t know if they were surveying the damage or if something else was going on. Jose supposedly is moving on north, possibly going to Cape Cod. Let’s hope so, but there is another potential hurricane down below the Caribbean Islands currently that we will need to watch mid week next week toward the weekend. Also another system forming off Africa that is too early to predict. September 14, 2017 at 5:23 pm Reply September 14, 2017 at 6:11 pm Reply Reply We were out riding around and turned off of Rock Springs Road onto Poncan Road, and I saw a grassy yard with a patch of sand and all of sudden I saw sand flying up in the air. My immediate thought was uh oh, that might be a broken natural gas line with sand blowing in the air. Then I saw what it was. It was a big old gopher turtle digging and kicking sand into the air as he was digging down. September 14, 2017 at 12:57 pm Mama Mia Please enter your name here Mama Mia Reply September 14, 2017 at 5:37 pm Reply September 14, 2017 at 1:31 pm September 14, 2017 at 5:42 pm Saw some really nice wild turkeys strutting around playing follow the leader near Poncan Road too. They better hope the grocery stores get some meat supply in, or Thanksgiving is going to come early for them….LOL We did have a lady in a car flag us down, and ask us did we need any water or any supplies as she had extra and offered them to us. That was nice. We told her that we are okay, but thanks very much anyway. There are still some nice people around. Reply last_img

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