The Permit Process
1.) Sign our contract & the permit pack (Building Application, Drainage/Easement Agreements, Notice of Commencement)
2.) Accounts Recievable: To be entered into our computer system.
3.) Back to the Salesman to draw on copy of survey, proposed installation areas, and then given to our.....
4.) Permit Dept: Here we will look over your survey to ensure we are not installing in an drainage/utility easement. If we are, notification (Easement Agreement Form) must & can only be faxed- to the six (6) Utlilty Depts of our intensions to construct a fence and await a return of approval; this generally takes up to a full week. Only after this; can your application be submitted to the building department...
5.) Submitted to your local building department, this typically takes about a week for residential and as much as two weeks for commercial, depending on the municipality you are located in or their current work load.
*****PVC & Aluminum Materials are NOT ordered until the permit is APPROVED! This can take 2 - 3 weeks for manufacturing & delivery.
6.) The very last step in the administrative red tape, is called Sunshine Locates! This is mandatory by the state of FL and digging may only commence 48 hours after the dig number has been obtained. Please Note- You will have persons on your property unannounced from the individual utility companies to mark the areas with flags & spray paint. Please Do Not Remove these markers until after installation is complete.
7.) A member of our customer service team will call you and let you know the installation date. Installation generally takes two days to complete. Afterwards you will have a bag hanging on your fence, please Do Not Remove Until After Inspection!
8.) Final Inspection: You will recieve either a phone call or email, which ever you prefer; informing you of the results. Now the bag can be removed and maintained for your records. All outstanding balances are requested upon completion of installation.
Home Owners' Association (HOA's): Should you reside in an HOA community, it is the responsibility of the homeowner to obtain prior approval, on Association Letterhead, required as apart of the permit before submitting the building application. Depending on their regulations, this too could take up to a month for them to review & approve your request.