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Plan Review Guidelines
The City of St. Augustine strives to assist the public in understanding the building plan review process by outlining the timelines for the different projects and offering some guidelines to assist in the types of information that is needed to conduct a plan review. The extent of the review required to issue permits for a project depends upon the use or occupancy of the structure as well as its location on the property and how the structure will interact with adjacent buildings or structures.
It is the objective of the Planning & Building Department to complete initial plan review within 10 to 15 working days and 5 to 7 working days for subsequent reviews. Minor residential additions, remodels and minor improvement to commercial tenant space may be reviewed in less than the time indicated here.
Wind Design Requirements
The City of St. Augustine is located in an area that is adjacent to open large bodies of water as well as forested areas. In instances where properties are adjacent to open water the design wind exposure would be category C, whereas, in areas located further away from open water and open spaces the wind design category would be B. In any event, the basic wind speed is 120mph. Wind borne debris protection is required for all new structures.
Minimum Requirements for Submittal of Building Plans
Construction projects, whether they are new buildings, additions, remodels or tenant improvements are required to submit two sets of construction drawings for review. Plan submittal requirements are organized into three categories:
1. New residential homes and residential additions and remodels.
2. New non-residential
3. Non-residential additions, remodels and tenant improvements
These plan review guidelines are provided to assist you with the basic understanding of the types of plans and drawings that are needed for and adequate plan review.
Two complete sets of 1/4" scale construction drawings including:
A. Site Plan
B. Foundation Plan
C. Floor Plan (including elect.)
D. Roof Framing Plan
E. Building Elevations (four sides)
F. Cross Sections
G. Structural Details
H. Site Drainage Plan
I. Exterior Finish Material
In addition to the above, the permit application packet must include the following documents:
1. Completed Application for Building Permit.
2. Completed Application for Determination of Availability of Utilities.
3. Completed (2 sets) Energy Efficiency Forms (Obtained from the Florida Building Commission, www.floridabuilding.org.)
4. A separate set of plans including Site Plan, Floor Plan and Elevations for the County Tax Assessor.
5. If project is located with the St. Johns River Water Management District, review and approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection must be obtained prior to submittal of building permit application.
6. If the project requires work to be done within the public right-of-way, a right-of-way permit must be obtained from the Department of Public Works.
7. If the project is located within a floodplain, an elevation certificate will be required.
A completed Product Approval List. (List is available at www.floridabuilding.org
8. Completed Application for Archeological Review.
Plans must be signed by the person who prepared the plans. If the project site is located within the Coastal Construction Zone, the plans must be signed and sealed by a licensed professional architect or engineer certifying that the building complies with the Wind Design provisions of Chapter 16 of the Florida Building Code.
A Florida licensed contractor certified by the Florida Building Commission to prepare design build plans may sign plans for design build projects.