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Electrical Meter Releases
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Per the Emergency Order 20-01 issued by the County Administrator and effective, March 23, 2020, our agency has suspended the receipt of NEW permits and corrections to drawings for permits that have not been issued yet. Architects, Engineers, or Surveyors cannot submit and our agency cannot process permits for new projects which have not yet commenced construction, unless the drawings were completed, and signed and sealed by all engineers, architects or surveyors prior to the date the Emergency Order became effective.

Notwithstanding the above mentioned, our agency will continue to accept new ePermit applications for Residential re-roofs, windows/doors replacements, Residential A/C Changeouts, standard wood or chain link fences or vinyl fencing with an NOA and any other permit our applications that do not require a Licensed Architect, Professional Engineer or Surveyor. i.e electrical service changes drafted and notarized by a certified electrical contractor.

Once normal business operations have resumed, or once the Executive Ordered is amended or terminated, new permit applications will be accepted.

Broward County Building Code Services Division's Building Permitting office has jurisdiction for properties in Unincorporated Broward County. Prior to submitting an Electrical  Meter Release application to our office, please confirm jurisdiction of the property with the Broward County Property Appraiser's Office.

When electricity is turned off at a property for various reasons that includes, but limited to, fire, construction, non-payment, etc., Florida Power and Light (FPL) requires an inspection before the electricity is restored.

Our jurisdiction requires the Electrical Meter Release application to be submitted to our permitting office by the Property Owner. If the Applicant is not the Property Owner, the Applicant will be required to provide written consent, notarized letter of authorization, or signed lease from the Property Owner authorizing the third-party (Applicant) to request the electrical meter release.

Broward County Building Code Services Division's Building Permitting office conducts the following:

  • Collects $66.00 Electric Meter Release application fee. A Payment Voucher will be issued which is required to schedule an inspection.
  • performs an inspection
  • verbally communicates the inspection results to both the Property Owner/Applicant and FPL

Inspections must be scheduled with the Broward County Call Center by calling (954) 831-4000.  Please provide the Call Center Representative with the Job Number and Phone Access Code referenced on the Payment Voucher.

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