General Information


For efficiency and for a smoother application process, please provide legible applications. All property, owner, and contractor information must be filled out as well as the job value per application. Assure the notary stamps are legible. 

Change of Contractor or Architect

For a change of contractor, architect/engineer, provide the following: 

Contractor Registration

To register as a contractor with the Town of Davie Building Division provide the following:

You may email these items to [email protected] or fax to 954-797-1086

  • State License or Broward County Certificate of Competency
  • Occupational License (Business Tax Receipt)
  • General Liability
  • Workman’s Compensation

Walk-through Permitting

Walk-through Permits will be accepted on Wednesdays 8am-11am. Please see here Walk-through Permitting Walk-through Permitting Walk-through Permitting Walk-through Permitting Walk-through Permitting for the requirements and permits allowed. 

Signing and Sealing Plans Guidelines

Please see Signing and Sealing Plans Guidelines for Information on Digital or Electronic signatures required on plans. 

BSIP Program (Previously 40/50 year Certification)

The State of Florida and the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals have changed the name and requirements for the formerly named 40/50 Year Safety Inspection Program.

The program is now called Broward Safety Inspection Program (BSIP) and requires commercial buildings over 3,500 sq ft to have their first BSIP inspection once the building reaches its 25th year and every ten years after that. If your building is older than 25 years and you have completed your BSIP inspection, this notice may not apply to you.

In an effort to communicate these new requirements, the Town's Building Division will be disseminating notices via registered mail to the owners of commercial buildings who meet the following criteria:

  • The building is over 3,500 sq ft and
  • The building will be 25-40 years old within the next three months (August-October).

Please see BSIP Notice Form for further information.

Escrow Account

An escrow account can be set up with a signed and notarized letter of withdrawal authorization from the general contractor or project manager and check for the deposit.

State of Florida DBPR Contractor Complaint

File a complaint with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation here.

Private Provider

If applying for a private provider for plan review or inspections, please see here.

Permitting Information

Florida Building Code 104.1 General

It shall be unlawful to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move or demolish any building, structure, or any part thereof; or any equipment, device or facility therein or thereon; or the change the Occupancy of a building from one use Group to another requiring greater strength, means of egress, fire and sanitary provisions; or to change to an unauthorized or prohibited use; or to install or alter any equipment for which provision is made or the installation of which is regulated by this Code; without first having filed application and obtained a permit therefore from the Building Official. A permit shall be deemed issued when signed by the Building Official and impressed with the seal of the governmental agency issuing said permit. 

Why permits are necessary

You as a citizen will need assurance that your addition or alteration does comply with the Florida Building Code. Through the permitting process the Town completes routine inspections on your job.

When permits are necessary

If in doubt please contact your local Building Department. In general permits shall be required for: construction, alterations, repair, moving or the demolishing of any building or structure. 

How long is a permit valid for

A permit is valid for 60 days after notification is sent that it is ready for pick up (per FBC Once a permit is printed, it remains valid as long as work begins within 180 days from the date issued and continues in a substantial manner until completion of the job (per FBC A permit will expire if work does not start within 180 days or if work starts and then stops or is abandoned for 90 days, or no inspection is called within 90 days from the last inspection (per FBC

Expired Permits

If a permit is renewed within 90 days of expiration you will be assessed a fee of 50% of the original permit fee. If the permit is renewed after 90 days of expiration you will be assessed 100% of the original permit fee.

Voiding an Application/Permit

To void an application/permit a letter must be e-mailed to the Building Official stating the reason for voidance. Letter must include the company letterhead, signature by the general contractor and notarization. Contact Info

Notice of Commencement (N.O.C)

As a condition to the issuance of a building permit with an estimated value exceeding $2,500, the applicant must promise in good faith that a copy of the Notice of Commencement and construction lien law brochure will be delivered to the person whose property is subject to attachment. Also, a certified copy of the recorded notice of commencement must be posted at the job site for the first inspection which occurs seven (7) days after the building permit is issued. In the absence of such posted notice, the inspection will not be approved and a re-inspection fee will be charged.

Instructions to record N.O.C

Notice of Commencement Form