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To promote the improvement and beautification of the neighborhood, as well as to stimulate private investment in the heart of the city, building permit and inspection fees are waived for commercial and residential properties located within the boundaries of Mason Avenue to Shady Place and from Nova Road to Ridgewood Avenue starting Thursday October 21.

Approved by the commissioners at their meeting on August 18, 2021, the action aims to encourage landowners to repair and improve their homes and buildings in the regions. The fee waiver will be in effect for two years, until October 20, 2023. Fees charged by the state are not included in the waiver.

Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, interior renovations, replacing or repairing a roof, adding fencing, improving or adding a driveway, and adding windows or windows. doors. Ineligible projects include, but are not limited to, the construction of a new structure separate from an existing building or any new single-family home.

Completed permit applications are available online and can also be picked up at the City Hall Permits and Licensing office located at 301 S. Ridgewood Avenue. Completed applications can be submitted to Permits and Licenses from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, by fax to (386) 671-8149 or by email to [email protected]

For more information, call Permits and Licenses at (386) 671-8163.