Our permit processes are turning over a new leaf . . .
It’s now easier than ever to do business with Broward County through the new ePermits Website, a centralized source of online information on permits, licenses and approvals. Contractors, businesses, design professionals and residents can visit broward.org/epermits to identify their project type and obtain information on required permits.
ePermits features a database of more than 100 online environmental, building, engineering and water and wastewater services permit applications. The Development and Environmental Review Approval is the first ePermit option available that will go exclusively electronic as of January 2013. Customers are able to access their Development and Environmental Review application anytime, upload design plans and receive electronic approvals, ultimately saving time and money.
In the future, ePermits will enable users to apply for and obtain permits, licenses and approvals online from anywhere using a new web-based application. The website currently is organized in five categories:
Permits A to Z - Useful for those with existing knowledge of permit names. Lists all activities in alphabetical order. Use the search function by entering a word related to your activity. For example, enter "addition" and a list of related permits will display.
Homeowner - Useful for homeowners unfamiliar with the permitting process. Categories include Permits for "Single Family or Mobile Home" and "Condo Owner or Multi Family." Some permit applications are required to be submitted by a licensed contractor or a design professional. The search results may not be a complete listing of the permits required for your project. Please refer to the Contractor or Design Professional page for additional permits that may be required.
Contractors - Useful for contractors. Categories include permits for Environmental, Structural, Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical.
Design Professional - Useful for professional designers. Categories include permits for Environmental, Building Construction, and Site Preparation and Land Development.
Small Business - Useful for existing or new businesses. Categories include permits that small businesses often seeks on their own. Some permits are required to be submitted by a licensed contractor or design professional. The search results may not be a complete listing of the permits required for your project. Please refer to the Contractor or Design Professional page for additional permits that may be required.