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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 15, 2021

Automatic transfer switches

Automatic Transfer switches can only be installed with a permit for a generator at the time the generator is installed. They cannot be prewired separately in advance for a future generator.

It is becoming a regular practice to install automatic transfer switches when wiring a new home without a generator permit and installation of a generator. This equipment is part of a backup power system and needs to be designed and installed with conside...

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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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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: 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: March 4, 2021

Residential Yard Waste Services

The City Commission approved Resolution 2021-30 authorizing the City of Fernandina Beach to assume responsibility of residential yard waste services. This transition will officially take place on April 7, 2021. 

Grapple trucks will be used to pick...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

Wind Signs

Effective January 1, 2021, the City of Fernandina Beach will enhance enforcement of prohibited Wind Signs defined as any device, including but not limited to, one or more banners, flags, pennants, ribbons, spinners, streamers or captive balloons, or other...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

FEMA Update

The Florida Department of Emergency Management recommends that FEMA grant the City’s appeal in regards to the Marina. The official letter has been uploaded to the document center of the City website.

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Utilities Assistance

A news release from Chesapeake Utilities Corporation: 

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Urges Customers, if Needed, to Establish Payment Plans and Secure Energy Assistance

DOVER, DE – Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) recognize...

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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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