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Joe, Home Owner in Maravilla, Fort Myers,...

Do I need a permit to make a den a living area, i.e just add a bed? It's attached to the back of the garage and was built originally with the

Asked by Joe, Maravilla, Fort Myers, FL Fri May 11, 2012

property If so, what type of permit would that be? Thank you.

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Hello Joe,

If your den is attached to the back of your garage, it sounds like this may be an unpermitted addition. To be on the safe side, I would contact the local building code enforcement office.
You will want to be certain what ever you do is in compliance with all local laws.

Best of luck to you,

Kawain Payne, Realtor
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri May 11, 2012
Contact your city Building and Safety Department. They can answer your questions.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri May 11, 2012
Request an inspection from the local building jurisdiction. If it was an unpermitted structure ask for an "As Is" permit. That may help you as long as the structure was built to the local code requirements.
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