Notices

Posted on: April 19, 2021

Clarification of required 0.4' to BFE (Base Flood Elevation)

FEMA standards the City has adopted in Ordinance 2019-26 require addition of 0.4' to the BFE+freeboard

This notice is intended to provide clarification on the applicable Base Flood Elevation (BFE) for regulatory compliance within the City of Fernandina Beach.• Per Chapter 22, Article V of the Code of Ordinances, as amended by Ordinance 2019-26, th...

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Building Official Bulletins
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Sub Contractors

It is a current practice for some contractors to pull permits and perform work under their license and hire subcontractors for the work without notifying the Building Department. This happens in several different trades, but mostly

It is a current practice for some contractors to pull permits and perform work under their license and hire subcontractors for the work without notifying the Building Department. This happens in several different trades, but mostly with roofing work and g...

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Building Official Bulletins
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Standard Operating Procedure for a video tape inspection for HVAC change outs (Residential Only)

A high quality video file sent to the building department can be used for HVAC change-out inspections provided they are clear and provide sufficient detail an

Standard Operating Procedure for a video tape inspection for HVAC change outs (residential only)

    A high quality video file sent to the building department can be used for HVAC change-out inspections provided they ar...

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Building Official Bulletins
Posted on: January 4, 2021

General construction permits required

When more than one MEP permit is required, a general construction permit will also be required.

Projects involving more than one MEP permit will also require a general construction permit. Cabinet/countertop replacement work involving any MEP permit will require a general construction permit.

Individual permits for any MEP are intended to be used fo...

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Building Official Bulletins
Posted on: January 4, 2021

Furniture storage prior to TCO/CO not allowed

Furniture storage, furnishing of new buildings not allowed until TCO/CO

Early storage of furniture will not be allowed in new buildings prior to issuance of a TCO/CO. Florida Building Code states:

[A]111.1Use and occupancy.

A building or structure shall not be used or occupied, and a change in the existing use or occupancy clas...

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Building Official Bulletins
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Separate Permits Required

All General Construction Permits for residential and commercial, new structures and additions, require separate roof permits and separate trade permits.

All General Construction Permits for residential and commercial, new structures and additions, require separate roof permits and separate trade permits. The General Construction Permit only covers the structure, which includes windows and doors. A builder...

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Building Official Bulletins
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Generators

For all new generator permit applications, The City of Fernandina Beach will require the following items:

July 6, 2020

Bulletin B-02-2020

To:            All Contractors

From:        Stephen Beckman, CBO, CFM

Subject:    New Generators

For all new generator p...

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Building Official Bulletins
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Survey Requirements permit applications

Required items for a Planning and Conservation review include original, sealed and scaled surveys

May 11, 2020

Bulletin B-01-2020

To:            All Contractors

From:        Stephen Beckman, CBO, CFM

Subject:    Survey requirements

This notice is int...

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Building Official Bulletins
Posted on: January 2, 2020

Electrical Meter Cans

Stainless or Aluminum only. No corrosive steel allowed per ordinance.

January 2, 2020

Memorandum

To: All Contractors

From: Stephen Beckman, CBO, CFM

Subject: Electrical Services

This memorandum is to notify contractors that our current City ordinances require:

  • Electric meter sockets . All meter socket enclosures shall be aluminum...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

One Nassau Press Releases: Hurricane Ian

Press releases from the Emergency Management Center will be added to this folder as they are received.

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

LDC User Experience Survey

The City's Planning Department along with the Planning Advisory Board are working on a restructuring/reorganization of the Land Development Code in anticipation of the future integration of Muni Code. We have developed a survey to collect your fe...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Office Moves

The City's Code Enforcement and Human Resource (HR) offices have switched places. Code is now located on the second floor of City Hall (204 Ash Street). HR is on the second floor of the Peck Center (516 South 10th Street).

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Online Payment Portal

This Saturday, August 13, we will be upgrading our Tyler Identity Authentication process (affecting permitting and utility payments). The technician will start at 8:00 AM and the process can take up to 8 hours. Citizen Self Service (CSS) will be inaccessi...
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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Notice Regarding City of Fernandina Beach's Public Records Custodian

The Office of the City Clerk is the City of Fernandina Beach’s custodian of public records. Pursuant to Section 119.12, Florida Statutes, the contact information for the City of Fernandina Beach’s custodian of public records i...Read on...

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