Can a property owner get a permit without a contractor?

  • 20 July 2023

Most construction projects require comprehensive planning, technical knowledge and multiple trade skills to be successful. Property owners that choose to apply for a building permit must comply with Florida Statute 489.103, chapter 7 and all other applicable laws.

Review the Building Codes & Standards links to ensure that the proposed design and construction details meet the current requirements. The St. Johns County Development Review Manual describes additional rules and procedures that must be followed, and the Permit Information page describes how to begin the permit process.

If you choose to hire a contractor to perform some or all of the work, check Contractor Search to verify the current status of their license.