Orlando, FL asked in Uncategorized for Florida

Q: Am I able as owner acting as contractor exempt from having contractor sign site plan that is accurate and correct?

Zoning states my site plan I submitted is accurate and correct but needs to be signed by either an architect, engineer, residential or mobile home contractor to move forward, I applied for owner as contractor permit and as homeowner I should be able to submit site plan that is to scale and accurate per Florida Statue 489.103.

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Erik A. Perez
Erik A. Perez
  • Coral Gables, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: That is an administrative issue that may be determined by the local design and review board and local regulations. Please provide further information regarding the jurisdiction and local rules. The Florida Statute you cited is primarily for the regulation of licensed contractors and prohibits unlicensed contracting. As is stated in the statute, there is an exemption when "[o]wners of property when acting as their own contractor and providing direct, onsite supervision themselves of all work not performed by licensed contractors." This appears to be separate from the issue you have described pertaining to approval for the site plan.

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