How do I select a contractor?

We cannot recommend contractors. You should talk to other property owners for whom the contractor has completed work. You may want to ask about the quality and timeliness of the work completed or if problems occurred after completion, did the contractor respond to their calls.

Be sure the contractor has a permanent business location (which may be their own home), is a licensed contractor, and has a telephone. After you have narrowed your list, you may want to check with your local Better Business Bureau. Obtain at least three estimates. Remember that the lowest bid may not always be the best choice. You can verify if a contractor is licensed and find out if any complaints have been filed against them by contacting the Department of Business and Professional Regulation at 850-487-1395.

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1. Why do I need a building permit?
2. How do I apply for a permit?
3. How long will it take to review my application?
4. What type of work will I not need a permit for?
5. How much will my permit cost and what forms of payment are accepted?
6. When am I allowed to work on my building project?
7. What does the permit fee cover?
8. Can a homeowner pull a permit?
9. Where can I obtain a copy of my current boundary survey?
10. Is an as-built (final) boundary survey required for my building project and what information should be included on the survey?
11. How do I select a contractor?