Whether or not you need a permit will depend on the county's requirements. Try calling one of the people in the Permitting Department for Lee County. I've included a link to their phone directory below:
Also, keep in mind that federal regulations regarding minimum energy efficiency for A/C units calls for a minimum of 13 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating), and that the inside and outside units must be compatible. Before buying a used unit, please check and make sure that it meets federal standards. Good luck.
Maggie Hawk, REALTOR
Watson Realty Corp.
Welcome to Lehigh Acres, great investment area congrats! As far as the permit to replace the A/C unit yes you will but as the other agents already indicated call Lee Cty (Maggie posted the link) and hear it from the horses mouth as to the proper course of action to take, surprises are not fun, they usually cost $$.
Best of luck to you!
V.P. Sales, Carney Properties and Investment Group
Cape Coral, FL.
Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
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I agree with Edyta. You will most likely need an A/C installation permit. You must have one in Jacksonville. The license installer will do that for you and its should be included in their bid.
I included the Building Services link for Lee County.
Usually this type of work requires permit. You should contact the local building and zoning department for the cities where your properties are located and check their requirements. Usually the contractor that replaces the unit will take care of the permits.
You may check this website www3.leegov.com
Mott Kornicki, Broker
Waterway Realty Company
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