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You need a building permit to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, remove, or demolish any building, structure, or any part thereof, or any equipment, device or facility therein or thereon and if the work entails changes in the use or occupancy of the building. A structure can be limited to a driveway, patio, deck, walkway, fence, retaining wall, shed, gazebo, trellis, antenna tower, fountain, spa or pool. If you are unsure if a permit is required, please contact the Building Division and direct your question to Chief Structural, Electrical, Mechanical, or Plumbing Inspector.
Contractors are required to fill out the Contractors Registration Form, signed and notarized, with a copy of the following: The qualifier’s driver’s license, an occupation license or business tax receipt, state certification or state registration, along with the Broward County Certificate of Competency, and certificates of insurance or exemption. The certificates of insurance must show the City of Dania Beach as the Certificate Holder.
Yes, as long as you own the one-family or two-family residence, and the residence is used for your own use or occupancy. You cannot sell your house or duplex for one year after having a final inspection on any owner builder permit. Additional restrictions may apply. Please review Florida Statutes 489.103(b) (7) for additional information.
It is recommended that you check with your homeowner’s association before beginning any renovation/construction project.
Yes, when doing an addition, the existing smoke alarm system must be upgraded to include one smoke detector in each bedroom and outside in the bedroom areas.
Yes, whether destroyed by an act of nature or just changing the type of fence.
Issued permits expire if work is not commenced within 180 days or if abandoned for a period of 90 days. When a permit expires, the permit holder is to submit the expired permit request, and pay a fee to reactivate the permit.
A permit application will become null and void 60 calendar days after the last notification that a review has been done, if no action is taken as in new documentation being submitted or having the permit issued. If the application does expire, the Process fee is non-refundable and would be required to be paid again.
Submit a letter of transmittal to the applicable disciplines with two sets of revisions and all supporting documents.
Yes. In most cases the plans are required to have the Engineer’s or Architect’s signature and seal.
All documents are required to be submitted in duplicate. After review and approval, one copy will be retained by the city and one copy returned to the applicant, when the permit is issued.
An approved tree removal permit from planning is required for all properties.
Documents for an addition are identical to the ones required for new construction. A Florida registered Architect/Engineer is required to sign and seal the drawings.
New construction requires a landscape sub-permit as an addendum to the building permit. The clearing of a lot for future construction requires an approved, tree removal permit from the Planning Department.
Yes, a permit card or a copy shall be displayed during the hours of work in progress and available to the inspector for all inspections
A certified copy of the recorded Notice of Commencement must be submitted to the Building Division prior to the first inspection for permitted work where the direct contract is greater than $2,500, or in the case of existing heating or A/C equipment replacement, greater than $7,500. For more information, please see the Overview of the Construction Lien Law Posted on this site.
The 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories.
The 2020 Census counts the population in the United States and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).
The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.
Census data is used to distribute more than $675 billion per year for 10 years in federal and state funding for health and human service programs that help local families and individuals in need, including seniors and young people.
An undercount in the 2010 Census cost Broward County approximately $21.1 million per year,
$210,970,000 over the last decade. According to the US Census Bureau, 14,600 residents were not counted. Unfortunately, in 2010, some Broward County communities who needed help the most, had the fewest number of people participate.
Businesses depend upon Census data to make decisions about where to locate, hire and invest.
The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.
Florida gained two congressional seats as a result of the 2010 Census. Undercounting results in under-representation.
Each home received an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail.
The quickest and easiest way is online! @ my2020census.gov Online is the easiest way to complete your Census. It’s safe and secure.
In addition to online, you can also respond to the Census by phone @ 844-330-2020 or to request a paper form to mail back.
Census forms are available in many languages. Be sure to fill out your Census form completely!
Participating in the census is required by law, even if you recently completed another survey from the Census Bureau. A complete and accurate count is critical for you and your community, because the results of the 2020 Census will affect community funding, congressional representation, and more.
Your privacy matters.
Every employee takes an oath to protect your personal information for life.
When you respond to the census, your answers are kept anonymous. They are used only to produce statistics.
The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. The law ensures that your private information is never published and that your answers cannot be used against you by any government agency or court.
Don’t be afraid to be counted, even if you are not a legal citizen of the U.S. No court or law enforcement agency – not even the President of the United States – can access your individual responses, which under Title 13 remain confidential for 72 years.
Census workers are subject to a $250,000 fine and/or a five-year sentence for disclosing any information that could identify an individual respondent or household.
We’re adapting or delaying some of our operations to protect the health and safety of our staff and the public and make sure we get the same population counted another way.
Status of Current OperationsSelf-Response Phase
The public is strongly encouraged to respond online. (Options for responding by phone or mail are also available.)
The table on the link below summarizes the adjustments to operations. https://2020census.gov/en/news-events/operational-adjustments-covid-19.html
Here is Broward County’s Facial Coverings Frequently Asked Questions. Please contact 954-924-6800 for any further information.
The City of Dania Beach has created one central number for all to call with any questions related to city operations at 954-924-6800. A customer service representative will be able to assist you from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Yes. Plans’ review, permit applications and construction inspections will continue as scheduled.Please visit daniabeachfl.gov/building for all building forms and applications.Send the Building Department a Permit Information Request Form.The Online Building Permit Service now accepts permit fee payments and inspection requests at daniabeachfl.gov/permitContact the Building Department at 954-924-6805.
Yes. Police and Fire rescue are working diligently during this time of crisis.
Please be vigilant during this time.
COVID-19 TESTING SCAM ACTIVITYBeware of scammers pretending to be testing for COVID-19!If someone calls or knocks on your door saying they are providing COVID-19 testing or test kits, they have no good intentions. Contact BSO immediately. This has not occurred in Dania Beach, but during times like this, criminals do take advantage of others. Please be vigilant and report all suspicious activity to BSO. 954-764-4357 | daniabeachfl.gov/police
Contact 911 in case of an emergency.
Yes. Use the Public Services Issues Notification Form for issues relating to garbage, bulk pickup, overgrown vegetation, potholes, solar lights, sewer overflows and watermain breaks or call 954-924-6800.
The City of Dania Beach is committed to the safety of its employees, residents, and those doing business at City facilities.
PAY ONLINEPay your bills from home at daniabeachfl.gov/payPay your permit fees and inspections requests online at daniabeachfl.gov/permit
DROPBOX PAYMENTDrop your payment in a sealed envelope in the drop box located outside the entrance of City Hall.100 W. Dania Beach Blvd.Dania Beach, FL 33004
Thank you for your understanding.For more information, please call 954-924-6800.
How To Open A New Utility / Water Account:To manage Residential and Commercial Utility Accounts, please fill up the appropriate forms available at: daniabeachfl.gov/utility.Please email email@example.com or call 954-924-6800 Ext 3747
* For Dania Beach residents located west of I-95, water service is provided by Broward County. Please contact Broward County Water and Wastewater Services at 954-831-3250 to set up water service.
Beware of fraudulent and criminal activities such as: • Scammers pretending to be testing for COVID-19 • Robocalls making fraudulent offers to sell respirator masks • Fake Covid-19 apps and websites that install malware/ransomware • Phishing emails asking for money or installing malware • Fake social media scams asking for donations • Fraudulent offers for free testing to obtain Medicare information • Prescription drug schemes • Calls or emails requesting personal identifying information to obtain stimulus payments • Receiving fraudulent checks in the mail which, when deposited, instruct to send money to another account or purchase gift cards • Calls or phishing emails requesting banking information to deposit the stimulus payment • Fake websites that state they will assist in obtaining the stimulus payment
Call The National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline at 1-866-720-5721 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Report all suspicious activity to Dania Beach Police at 954-764-4357 | daniabeachfl.gov/police
Stay informed @ daniabeachfl.gov/coronavirus
For questions regarding single family homes (including sheds, additions, fences, swimming pools, patios, etc) please contact Planning and Zoning at 954-924-6800 x3793For questions regarding all other development (apartments, commercial, industrial, and vacant land) please contact the Planning and Zoning Manager at 954-924-6800 x3640
Please contact the Planning and Zoning Manager at 954-924-6800 x3640
All water main breaks and sewer backups are considered an emergency situation. If seen, please use the form: http://daniabeachfl.gov/FormCenter/Public-Services-4/Public-Services-Issues-Notification-Form-38 or call Public Services during work hours at 954-924-6808 or the Water Plant Office during non-working hours at 954-924-6808 x3747 or 954-924-3747. A repair crew will be dispatched. The plant operator will contact the employee on-call to check the site, confirm a main break, service leak or back up. Once this has been determined, a water or sewer crew will be dispatched. If it is a water main break or leak, the time the water is off will be affected by many factors, including weather conditions, location of main break, size of main, type of main break, depth of main, etc.. The crew will attempt to notify all affected customers and businesses. If necessary, we will issue a “Precautionary Boil Water Notice.” It is a notification that advises customers to boil tap water used for drinking, cooking, and ice-making until tests verify the water is safe to drink by the Broward County Health Department. You will be notified again when the “Boil Water Notice” is lifted. It is not necessary to boil water for showering or other external uses. This notice will outline the necessary steps to ensure safe water consumption. In addition, The City of Dania Beach will work to have services restored as soon as possible.