Lots of rumors and questions are flying around Nassau County regarding the requirements of permits as we all try to recover from Hurricane Matthew by cleaning up and making necessary repairs to our homes and properties.

The following are the permitting requirements for Nassau County as recently sent out in a memorandum from the Nassau County Building/Code Enforcement Department. These regulations are, and have always been, enforced throughout the County, however, due to Hurricane Matthew this memorandum was sent out to help clarify whether or not a permit is required.

Fences
-Fences under 6 feet in height do not require a permit. Fences exceeding 6 feet require a permit and solid fencing exceeding 6 feet requires engineering.
-Permits are not required for fence repair.

Sheds
-Shed replacement will require a permit prior to installation.
-Shed repairs will not require a permit.

Soffit/fascia/siding repairs
-A permit is not required.

A/C equipment change outs
-A permit will be required for change outs.

Roofing
-Re-roof will require a permit prior to starting work.
-Replacement roofing up to 3 bundles of shingles will require a permit (100 sq. ft.)
-Repairs may be may using less than 3 bundles of shingles.

Screen enclosure
-Screen enclosure replacement will require a permit prior to starting work.
-Screen repairs will not require a permit.
-Swimming pools must meet barrier requirements.

All contractors must be licensed with Nassau County or the State of Florida Building Department.

For more information, please call the Building Department at 904-530-6250.