PERMIT APPLICATIONS AND INSPECTIONS


Permit Applications

Per Florida Building Code Section 105.1 Required. Any owner or authorized agent, who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any required impact-resistant coverings, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.

Should the Town discover a contractor has begun work without the proper permitting, the contractor will be charged a double permit fee and will be subject to a stop work order until the permitting has been brought current. If you are uncertain whether a permit is required for work, please contact Town Hall. 772-581-2770.


The following are needed to process a permit application in Town of Orchid:


  1. A completed Permit Application Form. Pick up at Town Hall or download below in Forms and Fee Schedules section 
  2. Notice of Commencement, if cost of project $2,500 and up (threshold is $7,500 and up for HVAC)
  3. Homeowner contract
  4. Scope of work description with drawing
  5. Affidavit, if applicable (Applicable to electrical, plumbing, re-roofing. HVAC, fuel/gas, waterproofing, pool), pick up at Town Hall or download below in Building Official and Inspections section
  6. Notice of Acceptance, if applicable (windows, doors, etc.)
  7. Permit fee


Building permit applications are processed through Town of Orchid Town Hall. Payment of permit fees may be made by Cash, Check or Money Order at Town Hall. You may submit your paperwork in-person, via email or via fax. Please feel free to contact Town Hall via telephone with any questions: 772-581-2770.


In-person: 7707 U.S. Highway 1, Suite 1, Vero Beach, FL 32967
Email:
buildingdept@townoforchid.com*
Fax: 772-581-2771


Forms and Fee Schedules for Permit Applications

Please click the below links to download necessary forms for your project:







The following fee schedules apply:







​Orchid Homeowner Information

Protect yourself and be aware that if work is done without the required permits and the required building inspector approvals, your home insurer is not required to cover any subsequent damage. Make sure that your contractor has the necessary permits for any work being done on your home. Under Florida Law, building permits are required for all electrical, water, gas, structural and roofing work. (this includes replacing items such as air conditioners). If you have any questions about permits and/or the need for permitting, call the Town Staff 772-581-2770, ext. 4. 


Building Official and Scheduling Inspections

​Please contact Town Hall at 772-581-2770 (ext. 4) to schedule your required inspections with Town Building Official, Danny Hawkins of M.T. Causley. Attention: You will need to provide your Company Name, Contact Name, Permit Number, Address of Project, Inspection Type and Job Description. 


NOTE: The Building Official requires, PRIOR to final inspection, affidavits to be completed for all work performed. Please click the below links to view and print the appropriate affidavit(s). You may also pick these up at Town Hall.


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​Other forms/guidelines that may be required by the Building Official for your project:







Solar Panel Installation

Florida State Law prohibits the denial of solar panel installation. Please be aware that solar systems mounted to the roof decking do not meet the Florida Building Code's structural requirements and this type of installation will negate homeowners insurance. Solar systems that are appropriately anchored to the trusses do meet these structural requirements. Homeowners, who install solar panels to generate electricity or to heat water for the home, are eligible for a Federal Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit: (more information: http://www.energystar.gov/taxcredits). ​​​

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THE TOWN OF ORCHID HAS ITS OWN BUILDING DEPARTMENT FROM WHICH ALL PERMITTING IS ISSUED.


THE TOWN IS NOT IN ANY WAY AFFILIATED WITH THE INDIAN RIVER COUNTY BUILDING DEPARTMENT.

​​Town of Orchid

located between the atlantic ocean and the intercoastal waterway in historic indian river county

*​Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not wish your email address to be released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to the Town Administration or its officials. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.