Building Official Bulletins

  1. 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 Read on...
  2. 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 Read on...
  3. 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 Read on...
  4. General construction permits required

    When more than one MEP permit is required, a general construction permit will also be required. Read on...
  5. Furniture storage prior to TCO/CO not allowed

    Furniture storage, furnishing of new buildings not allowed until TCO/CO Read on...
  6. Separate Permits Required

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

    For all new generator permit applications, The City of Fernandina Beach will require the following items: Read on...
  8. Elevation Certificates required

    New requirement for 500yr/0.2% flood zone per ordinance 2019-26 Read on...
  9. Survey Requirements permit applications

    Required items for a Planning and Conservation review include original, sealed and scaled surveys Read on...
  10. Storm water guidance for permit applications new buildings.

    Storm water management required in current Land Development Code. Read on...