A Permit Expediter’s Guide to Florida Permits

A question we receive from clients frequently is, “how do I navigate Florida permits?” The permitting process in Florida is famously difficult. Long wait times, lack of communication from government officials, and a confusing over-all process results in many people frustrated with their experience. On average, it takes months for a permit to be approved, sometimes even years. At Permit Advisors, we understand that this is annoying to people who have never applied for a permit before. That is why we have started a series offering insider tips for different jurisdictions. Our last post was centered around Austin, Texas, but …

Jan 20, 2020 By Bridget Foley

Should You Pull Your Own Permit?

Here you are, the end of the road. You’ve gone through the process; the long nights of due diligence, the countless meetings with the city, the painful ups and downs of submitting your permit. But it is finally time, your permit has been approved! Now just one question remains: Should I pull my own permit? You may wish to pull your own permit for a number of reasons: to save money, your contractor is not licensed or is being paid under the table, they may not be certified to do the work, etc. However, for many reasons that we will …

Dec 27, 2019 By Bridget Foley

A Permit Expediter’s Guide to Austin, TX

Austin, Texas: a place you can find amazing barbeque, fantastic live bands, and a notoriously complicated permitting process. In 2015, Zucker Systems issued a report detailing Austin’s weaknesses in their planning and building department. They go into detail the exorbitantly high costs and wait time that Austin business owners must suffer through just to receive a building permit. For a commercial project, it is estimated that time to complete zoning and permitting could be 12 to 14 months. This puts a large strain, both in time and money, on potential businesses delayed in opening. While Austin has tried to offer …

Nov 7, 2019 By Bridget Foley

Private Clubs: A Growing Trend

“The people who run Los Angeles belongs to The Jonathan Club; the people who own Los Angeles belong to The California Club.” Members-Only clubs have always been prominent in Los Angeles. The California Club, the second-oldest club in Southern California has been around since 1888. These exclusive groups bring in the wealthiest and most powerful people that Los Angeles has to offer. People pay extravagant fees to belong to such clubs – if they can pass the intensive interviews and background checks first. Since The California Club, the trend of private clubs has only grown. More and more associations open …

Aug 23, 2019 By Bridget Foley