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Post-Hurricane Permitting Process & Important Contractor Information

Post Date:09/15/2017 3:45 PM

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TOWN OF CUTLER BAY
POST-HURRICANE PERMITTING PROCESS &
IMPORTANT CONTRACTOR INFORMATION

Dear Cutler Bay Residents,

Town Staff is committed to assisting residents and business owners during the recovery and restoration of their homes and businesses following the events of Hurricane Irma. In an effort to keep our residential and business communities informed, below please find pertinent information regarding the Town's permitting process and the hiring of contractors.

EXPEDITED PERMITTING PROCESS

In order to fast-track the processing of building permits due to Hurricane Irma, the Town has simplified the permit application approval process. For more information, please click here.

RESIDENTS WITH SWIMMING POOLS

Residents with swimming pools are being advised that a safety barrier surrounding their pool, must be replaced or repaired as soon as possible. Swimming pools without safety barriers pose a life safety threat, even if the pool is empty. For more information, please click here.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU HIRE A CONTRACTOR

Home and business structural repairs and replacement construction are occurring throughout the state of Florida due to the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Cutler Bay is a prime location for out-of-Town and local businesses to flock to seeking work. Residents are reminded to keep in mind that although they may be persuaded by these businesses to perform construction repair services to their homes or businesses, many of these contractors may be unlicensed or uninsured. These individuals cannot legally secure permits that are required to document repairs for entities and often do not fulfill agreements or contracts. The best way to safeguard against faulty and hazardous construction work is to make sure the contractor you hire has a valid contractor license. Obtain more than one estimate and investigate the contractor’s qualifications. For important information you should know prior to hiring a contractor, please click here.

The safety and welfare of our residents is of utmost importance. Please continue to monitor Town eNotifications and the Latest News section of our Town website. The Town Council Hotline remains open to address your questions or concerns (305) 234-3525.

Thank you.

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