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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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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: June 25, 2020

Elevation Certificates required

New requirement for 500yr/0.2% flood zone per ordinance 2019-26

June 25, 2020

Bulletin F-01-2020

To:            All Contractors

From:        Stephen Beckman, CBO, CFM

Subject:    Elevation Certificate Reviews and re...

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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: February 6, 2020

Storm water guidance for permit applications new buildings.

Storm water management required in current Land Development Code.

Stormwater Guidelines

Building Official Bulletins
Posted on: February 6, 2020

New Submittal Requirements

This information will be to ensure compliance with local ordinances Land Development Code in effect. These requirements are to be effective immediately since these are all already part of the local requirements.

February 4, 2020

Bulletin B-01-2020

To:            All Contractors

From:        Stephen Beckman, CBO, CFM

Subject:    New submittal requirements

For all...

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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 14, 2021

Service Fee

The City of Fernandina Beach’s credit card payment processing company will begin charging a nonrefundable Service Fee for payments made to the City with a credit or debit card in person, online, or by phone beginning October 1, 2021. (The City w...

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Beach Access/Parking Survey

The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has commissioned Walker Associates, Inc. to develop a comprehensive plan for public beach access and parking on Amelia Island. The study area is inclusive of the beach access areas within the City of Fernandina Bea...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

FEMA Concedes to City Arbitration Request

FEMA Concedes to City Arbitration Request

The City of Fernandina Beach and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have resolved their dispute regarding the costs to replace portions of the City Marina destroyed by Hurricane Matthew. The City sought...

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Waste Management Contact

Waste Management now has a dedicated email address for City staff & residents to use: statelinefl@wm.com


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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Arbitration Documents

The City's request for Arbitration documentation has been added to the website. Since the related Exhibits are voluminous, these supplemental documents are available via a public records request.

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Parks and Recreation Survey

City of Fernandina Beach Parks and Recreation Advisory Board has been hard at work creating an all-encompassing survey regarding the parks, open spaces, and recreation facilities within the City limits. 

In 2015, with State funding assistance, the...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Fuel at the Marina

The Fernandina Harbor Marina fuel dock is officially OPEN! Now featuring Valvtect Marine Fuel: Ethanol Free 89 Midgrade AND Diesel.

www.fernandinaharbormarina.com/

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Beach Access Committee Final Reports

Beach Access Committee Final ReportBeach Access Committee Presentation

For additional information about the Beach Access Committee, please contact City Grants Administrator Lorelei Jacobs by e-mail at ljacobs@fbfl.org or by telephone at (813) 363-0375.Beac...

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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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