Notice of Commencement

When do I need a Notice of Commencement?

In accordance with Section 713.13 of the Florida Statutes, a Notice of Commencement is required for the construction of, improvements to, alteration of or repair of real property. The Notice of Commencement must be recorded with Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury Division, or in the office of the clerk where the real property is located.

  • A Notice of Commence is required to be submitted when the total contract price is greater than $5,000. A recorded copy of the N.O.C. can be submitted with the permit application, or made available on the job site during your first inspection.
  • A Notice of Commencement is not required for the repair or replacement of an existing heating or air-conditioning system in an amount less than $15,000.
  • A Notice of Commencement is not required on properties owned by Broward County.​
Visit Broward County’s Notice of Commencement website for more information.

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