Building Inspections Division Definition

Building Inspections Division Definition

The following definitions shall apply:

Finished square footage:  Interior heated or air-conditioned space which is insulated and finished.  Examples are:  Florida rooms, closets, living areas, toilet rooms, etc.  Square footage shall be measured from the exterior walls of the structure.

Unfinished interior square footage:  Unfinished interior areas shall be that which have not been insulated and to which the wall and floor finish has not been applied.  Examples are:  garages, basements, and bonus rooms, which are neither finished nor heated.

Exterior square footage:  Exterior areas shall be those that do not have exterior walls and may or may not have roofs.  Examples are:  exterior porches, screened porches, carports, pole sheds, decks, and similar exterior structures.

Using or occupying structure prior to issuance of certificate:  In addition to other penalties, any person who uses or occupies a building or structure prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Use and Occupancy shall pay a penalty of one hundred dollars ($100.00).  Payment of such penalty shall be made to the Building Official before the Certificate of Use and Occupancy is issued.

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