DIVISION OF CONSTRUCTION SERVICES AND PERMITTING
ONE 4
TH
STREET NORTH ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA 33701
PHONE 727-893-7231 / FAX 727-892-5447
www.stpete.org
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City of St. Petersburg
Planning & Economic Development Department
Construction Services & Permitting
Revised October 1, 2017
Residential Plans Submittal Checklist
One or Two Family Residential Building Permit Application
New Construction new development and redevelopment
Additions, Alterations or Repairs addition or removal of floor area, alteration or
changes to a structure
The Plan Reviewers at the City of St. Petersburg strive to provide a thorough and timely plan review process
based on the current adopted Codes and Ordinances. In order for us to provide the most efficient service, it
is important that the applicant provide all the information necessary for the review. The following checklist
includes general items that are expected when submitting applications and plans for review. Each project is
unique and may require more information, however, the following list provides the minimum requirements.
Completed Permit Application
Address and/or Parcel Identification Number included
Owner/Contractor Disclosure Statement signature notarized (FBC-B 105.1), if applicable
Agency or Board approvals (DRC, CPC), if applicable
Minimum of two (2) complete sets of construction plans (minimum size of 11”x17”). Plans must be
scaled and legible. (FBC-B 107)
Two (2) copies of Cover Sheet
Two (2) copies of Site Plan (including legal survey, if available)
Two (2) sets of Building Plans
Two (2) sets of Signed and Sealed Structural Drawings
Two (2) sets of the Florida Energy Efficiency Code for Building Construction Forms
(if applicable)
Two (2) sets of the Product Approval Information Sheets
Windows, doors, garage doors, roof, soffit, fascia, siding, skylights, shutters
Residential Zoning Compliance Form or Information on Plans
(email devrev@stpete.org for interactive copy)
Residential Plans Submittal Checklist
One or Two Family Residential Building Permit Application
DIVISION OF CONSTRUCTION SERVICES AND PERMITTING
ONE 4
TH
STREET NORTH ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA 33701
PHONE 727-893-7231 / FAX 727-892-5447
www.stpete.org
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Cover Sheet
Property Address, Parcel # and legal description, and Lot number
Contact information: Owner, Contractor and Designer.
Building Code Editions
Occupancy group and use
Type of Construction
Number of stories
Square Footage
Flood Zone
Zoning District (lookup: www.stpete.org/LDR )
Site Plan (FBC-B 107.2.5) Plans must be to scale and show the scale utilized
Site Plan drawing’s dimensioned with North arrow indicated **
Locations of proposed additions/buildings/site utilities, dimensions of property lines, street in front of
property and easements **
Existing and proposed Grade Elevation and Finish Floor Elevation including the abutting properties and
right-of-ways (survey may be required). See Memo
Proposed drainage plan and cross section
Building footprint and orientation same on all floor plans **
Private well location (if applicable)
Site Plan Zoning Requirements (LDR Chapter 16)
Zoning District (lookup: www.stpete.org/LDR) and Historic Designation (if applicable) **
Residential Compliance Form (email DevRev@stpete.org for interactive calculator
Flood Zone - if in Special Flood Hazard Area, show design flood elevation
Wetlands, Preservation area boundaries (if applicable)
Dimensions from property lines to stoop, porch, and building on all sides **
Area of impervious surface in the front and street side yards (yard area is from property line to
required building setback line)
Location and dimensions of existing and proposed sidewalks, driveway(s), parking spaces, if
required spaces are not within garage & landscape structures **
Dimensions from property lines to A/C pad, pool, decks, fencing and ancillary equipment
locations **
Screening detail for any A/C ancillary equipment visible from the right-of-way **
Landscape plan showing required trees, shrubs and the method of irrigation (email
DevRev@stpete.org for standard notes and details)
Show grand and protected trees to remain on the subject parcel and on adjacent property within
15-feet of all proposed construction, all trees to be removed marked with an X, separate tree
removal permit required
Show method of tree protection if grand or protected trees on site (email DevRev@stpete.org for
standard barricade detail)
For minor alterations and repairs, limited site plans required **
Residential Plans Submittal Checklist
One or Two Family Residential Building Permit Application
DIVISION OF CONSTRUCTION SERVICES AND PERMITTING
ONE 4
TH
STREET NORTH ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA 33701
PHONE 727-893-7231 / FAX 727-892-5447
www.stpete.org
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Building Plans (FBC-B 107)
Floor Plans
Area sq./ft. breakdown: enclosed conditioned/unconditioned space, unenclosed space
Size and arrangement of all rooms/spaces labeled with intended use
Room dimensions and ceiling heights
Location of all plumbing fixtures
Location of all required GFCI/AFI and waterproof receptacles (FBC-R E3901,E4002)
One Bath/Toilet room with a 29” minimum clear access, on the lower floor (FBC-R R320)
Dwelling egress: window and door size and proper location (FBC-R R310-11.2)
Window & Door Compliance Form
Stair construction details indicate proper tread/riser relationship, handrail location,
handrail/guardrail heights and maximum open rail spacing indicated (FBC-R R311.7, R312.1)
Hazardous glass locations indicated (FBC-R R807, R308.4)
Attic access located with opening dimensions (FBC-R R807)
75% High-Efficiency Lighting (FBC-EC R404)
Roof Ventilation Calculation (FBC-R R806)
Location of air handler
Location of exhaust fans (FBC-R R303.5)
Location of Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors (if applicable) (FBC-R R314-315)
Dwelling/garage opening/penetration protection and dwelling/garage separation (FBC R302.5-7)
Location of appliances, elevation above floor and impact protection (IRC M1307)
Exterior Elevations
Windows, doors, roof slopes, exterior materials, final grade line and chimneys
Exterior finish materials indicated on ALL sides
Zoning Requirements - LDR Chapter 16
Dimensions from grade to finished floor, and from grade to beginning of roofline and to
roof peak
If in Special Flood Hazard Area, dimension from required design flood elevation at
finished floor to beginning of roofline and to roof peak
Fenestration and glazing calculations for each elevation for structures in Neighborhood
Traditional (NT) zoning districts
Wall Section (FBC-B 107.2.4; FBC-R R702-703)
Wall section(s) from foundation through roof including wall assembly (ext & int) materials
including connectors’ manufacturer, model number and uplifts
Fire resistant construction materials indicated when applicable (FBC-R R302)
Insulation information indicated; R-Values must match energy forms
Projections 2 feet to < 5 feet: 1-hour rated underneath (FBC-R R302.1)
Fireblocking/Draftstopping locations identified, as applicable (FBC-R R302.11-12)
Residential Plans Submittal Checklist
One or Two Family Residential Building Permit Application
DIVISION OF CONSTRUCTION SERVICES AND PERMITTING
ONE 4
TH
STREET NORTH ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA 33701
PHONE 727-893-7231 / FAX 727-892-5447
www.stpete.org
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A section including a typical window on both floors, or a note as to the inches the windows are
recessed from the face of the building (Zoning Requirements LDR Ch. 16)
Structural Foundation Plans and Details (FBC-B 107)
Drawings signed and sealed by the Florida Engineer or Architect of Record or state approved design
manual
Wind zone location or wind speed indicated (FBC-R R301.2.1)
Exposure Category (FBC-R R301.2.1.4)
Building Risk Category (FBC-B Table 1604.5)
Design Loads (gravity and lateral) provided
Enclosure classification/internal pressure coefficient (FBC-R R301.2(7))
Foundation Plan’s footprint and orientation matches Floor Plan and Site Plan
Foundation details (FBC-R R401)
Slab thickness
Reinforcing Steel/mesh
Compaction
Dimensions
Shear walls indicated
Framing details and Gable end bracing details provided
Beams, lintels and headers are sized and indicated
Connectors or clips schedule provided
Wall and Roof sheathing nailing pattern indicated
Masonry construction details indicated when applicable (FBC-R R606-607)
Masonry filled cells with reinforcing bars indicated when applicable (FBC-R R606.9)
Flood Zone Requirements (if applicable)
Indicate flood zone, elevation and compliance with FBC-R R322
Base flood Elevation + 2’ (FEMA)
Show flood vents and sq. inch flow through calculation
Flood resistant materials
Appraisal in last six months
Substantial Improvement Package (if project is greater than 25% of the structure value)
Energy Efficiency Forms
Form R402
REScheck Printout
Form 405
Load Calculations
Based on the ACCA Manual J 2003, 8
th
Edition minimum (FBC-EC R403.6.1)
The equipment’s Total Cooling should be within 100-115% of the project’s required
cooling load. If the Manual J does not contain the equipment information, provide two
(2) copies of an Equipment Summary Sheet: manufacturer, tonnage, model no., total
cooling, SEER, and HSPF/AFUE (FBC-EC R403.6.1)
Residential Plans Submittal Checklist
One or Two Family Residential Building Permit Application
DIVISION OF CONSTRUCTION SERVICES AND PERMITTING
ONE 4
TH
STREET NORTH ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA 33701
PHONE 727-893-7231 / FAX 727-892-5447
www.stpete.org
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Prefabricated Roof and Floor Trusses
Truss engineering signed/raised-sealed by a Florida engineer (FBC-R R802.1.7.2)
Engineer of Record’s (EOR) name and address information indicated on the cover sheet.
The EOR has approved the truss package. The shop drawing review disposition stamp has been applied
onto the truss profiles package & truss layout plans.
Truss layout plan has same footprint and orientation as the foundation and floor plan. Confirm roof lines
with Exterior Elevations (gable, hip).
Truss bearing points match the Foundation Plan footing locations (FBC-R 802.1.6.5)
Uplifts shown on plan
Revisions If plans returned for corrections
Submit only the sheets (signed and sealed) that are being revised (2 sets) and one set of the original sheets
removed
Provide application number and address of project
Identify clearly all revisions on the drawings (cloud)
Comments attach written response to all comments, include narrative that lists and explains all
revisions.
Contractor Requirements
Active State of Florida Contractors License
Active Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board (PCCLB) License
Notice of Commencement (NOC)
Before first inspection can be scheduled, a Notice of Commencement must be received. The purpose of recording
a Notice of Commencement (NOC) is to protect the owner from liens being placed on the property without the
knowledge of the property owner.
According to Florida Statutes:
Section 713.13, before starting any improvement to real property for which the direct contract price is
greater than $2,500, the owner or owner’s agent (contractor) must:
o Step 1 RECORD
A Notice of Commencement may be recorded in the Pinellas County Clerk of Court’s
office at any of their branch locations. Their closest branch to our office is located at
545 First Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701 727-464-7000
o Step 2 File a certified copy of the Recorded Notice of Commencement with the Construction
Services and Permitting office PRIOR to requesting the first inspection.
By mail, fax, email or hand deliver to the Permitting office
The Construction Services and Permitting Division may not perform inspections until step 2 has been
completed by the owner or owner’s agent.
The recording of the Notice of Commencement is not required prior to the issuance of a permit.
Residential Plans Submittal Checklist
One or Two Family Residential Building Permit Application
DIVISION OF CONSTRUCTION SERVICES AND PERMITTING
ONE 4
TH
STREET NORTH ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA 33701
PHONE 727-893-7231 / FAX 727-892-5447
www.stpete.org
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Most Common Reasons for Disapprovals
1. Site plan/survey not included
2. Site plan/survey not dimensioned
3. No landscape plan submitted
4. Building permit application not signed
5. Location of AC unit not shown on site plan/survey
6. Submittal does not include 2 sets of plans
7. Plans are not signed and sealed
8. Contractor’s information is not current in system
9. Application missing complete owner information
10. At revision status disapproval is common as a result of a lack of narrative submittal and
delineation of changes
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