Carport Permit Application Checklist

Carport, R

esidential - Attached or Freestanding, Aluminum

A carport is an attached or freestanding structure primarily used to shelter motor vehicles, having a roof structure supported by two or four posts or a combination of posts and wall structure, provided that no elevation shall be enclosed in any manner above three feet above the finished floor elevation of the structure.

  • Carport Permit Application Form – All relevant information must be provided. This includes, but may not be limited to, customer/contractor information, square feet, and estimated costs. If subcontractor work (electrical) will be attached to building permit, appropriate information related to subcontractor, estimated cost, etc. must be provided on permit application. INCOMPLETE APPLICATION WILL BE RETURNED.
  • (2) Surveys – Customer/Contractor may provide 1 original survey and 1 photocopy. Documents shall not be reduced or enlarged. Proposed screen room or porch must be drawn to same scale as surveys with all dimensions clearly indicated.
  • (2) Copies of applicable drawings, data and details from Aluminum Structures Design Manual – Submittal shall also include two copies (1 original, 1 photocopy) of the Design Checklist.
  • (2) Copies of applicable drawings, data, and details for aluminum construction – that are signed and sealed by a licensed architect or engineer in accordance to Chapter 481 or 471, respectively, of the Florida Statutes.
  • Tree Permit Application – If construction requires removal of trees.
  • Carport setback requirements – 15 feet from rear property line; 5 feet from side property line
  • Notice of Commencement Form  – Form must be completed for all permits with value of $2,500.