DATE: November 15, 2012
CONTACT: Armando Linares
Environmental Protection and Growth Management Division
It’s now easier than ever to do business with Broward County through the new ePermits Website, a centralized source of online information on permits, licenses and approvals. Contractors, businesses, design professionals and residents can visit broward.org/epermits to identify their project type and obtain information on required permits.
ePermits features a database of more than 100 online environmental, building, engineering and water and wastewater services permit applications. The Development and Environmental Review Approval is the first ePermit option available that will go exclusively electronic as of January 2013. Customers are able to access their Development and Environmental Review application anytime, upload design plans and receive electronic approvals, ultimately saving time and money.
In the future, ePermits will enable users to apply for and obtain permits, licenses and approvals online from anywhere using a new web-based application. The website currently is organized in five categories:
Permits A to Z – A useful guide on the various permits issued by Broward County. Users can also search permits simply entering key words in the “Search” function.
Homeowner – The section allows for homeowners unfamiliar with the permitting process to research permit information by topics including, single family, multifamily, mobile home or condo owner.
Contractors - Contractors can search permit information by use, which include environmental, structural, electrical, plumbing and mechanical.
Design Professional – Includes permit information for environmental, building construction and site preparation and land development.
Small Business - Useful for existing or new businesses and features information on permits sought after by small businesses, which may require a licensed contractor or design professional.
For more information on ePermits, visit broward.org/epermits.