Review Process

Florida Statute 166.033 dictates review procedures and timelines, as follows:

Within 30 days after receiving a permit application, Public Works will review the application for completeness.

If the application is deemed deficient, Public Works will respond with a letter describing the application completeness review (ACR), specifying with particularity the deficient items.  Applicant will have 30 days to resubmit.

If the application is deemed complete, Public Works will issue permit determination, or, request for additional information (RAI), as necessary, to continue review of the project.  Applicant will have 30 days to resubmit.

Within 120 days after the application is deemed complete, or 180 days if final action is required through a board or public hearing, Public Works will approve, approve with conditions, or deny the permit.

Review will follow City policies and other applicable codes, rules and regulations. Unless construction phasing is clearly delineated on the plans, the City will review the project to be constructed as a whole, following a diligent work schedule.

Applications submitted to Public Works are reviewed by these departments/divisions of City government:

  • Engineering
  • Utility Operations
  • Right-of-Way
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Planning & Building
  • Fire Department
  • Solid Waste

Construction Phasing

Infrastructure shall be designed for proper sequencing of construction so that facilities do not rely on a future phase. Phases or portions must function wholly independent of future construction. Design shall follow plat boundaries or other means of conveying ownership and maintenance responsibilities shown on the plans. Should phases or construction sequence change at any time, a permit modification will be required to meet these objectives.