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Does hurricane shutter installation require a building permit in Florida?

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Yes, a building permit is required for hurricane shutter installation in Florida. If you don’t have a permit and/or documentation from a licensed contractor of the Florida or Miami-Dade product approvals for your shutters, you may not be able to get the homeowner’s insurance discount allowed on the Florida wind mitigation form for impact-resistant protection on your home's envelope. To learn more about the wind mitigation inspection, see article links at WIND MITIGATION FORM.

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Here’s links to a collection of our blog posts about HURRICANE RESISTANCE:

Should I buy a house that has hurricane flood damage?

Should I buy a house with hurricane flood damage that has been repaired?

• What can I do right now to prepare my house for a hurricane? 

Why did so many concrete block homes collapse in Mexico Beach during Hurricane Michael? 

How can I tell if the concrete block walls of my house have vertical steel and concrete reinforcement?

How much hurricane wind speed can a mobile home survive?  

Can I do my own wind mitigation inspection?  

• What is the wind mitigation inspection for homeowner's insurance? 

What is the best emergency back-up generator for the power outage after a storm? 

Can I run a window air conditioner on a portable generator? 

What are the pros and cons of concrete block versus wood frame construction?  

Why do so many more sinkholes open up after a hurricane?  

    Visit our HURRICANE RESISTANCE pages for other related blog posts on this subject, or go to the INDEX for a complete listing of all our articles.

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