1 and 2 Family Residential Renovation and Addition Checklist


  • All permit applications, two paper copies, and one digital copy of permit documentation should be submitted to the Development Services Department.
  • Please note at this time we accept cash or check payments (due at submittal).
  • Please email buildingpermit@lantana.org with any questions regarding your submittal.

Please check to confirm submittal of the following:

  • Completed Permit Application, including a clear description of work (note if interior only in description)
  • Contractor Registration Details (State License/Competency, County BTR, Liability Insurance, Worker’s Compensation) or Owner Builder Affidavit 
  • A recent survey of the property (including all improvements and easements)
  • 2 copies of the proposed plans designed in accordance with Town Code requirements, including:
    1. All property lines, lot coverage (percent under roof) and setbacks of all improvements to property lines
    2. If improvements are being made to an existing condition, clearly label existing vs. proposed
    3. Plans for any mechanical, electrical, roofing, gas, plumbing, etc.
    4. Finished floor elevation
    5. Energy Calculations and Soil Evaluation Report
    6. Wall/roof section typical, elevations showing height, floor plans, and foundation/construction plans
    7. Any other relevant details related to construction or permitting on the property
  • 2 copies of all applicable product approvals (windows, roofing, doors, garage doors, shutters, etc.)
  • Asbestos Notification Statement

If applicable:

  • For properties in the SFHA, submit a copy of a drainage permit and approval letter from the Town Engineer
  • For properties in the SFHA, submit an Elevation Certificate showing compliance with FEMA Requirements if the renovation value exceeds 50% of the value of the structure.
  • For building footprint changes involving placement of fill in the SFHA, submit Lantana Fill Information Form.
  • For all building footprint changes, a copy of an approved landscape permit from Planning and Zoning (submit Town of Lantana Landscape application, $375 fee, and landscape plans prior to building permit approval)
  • If demolition is occurring, apply for a separate demolition permit.



  1. New construction is required to meet all Town of Lantana Code Requirements. For additional info on Code Requirements, visit https://library.municode.com/fl/lantana/codes/code_of_ordinances.
  2. Cabinets, painting, and flooring do not require a building permit and should not be included in valuation.
  3. For substantial renovation properties in the flood zone, a during construction elevation certificate must be submitted to the Building Division prior to requesting form/slab inspections AND a final elevation certificate must be submitted prior to Certificate of Occupancy.
  4. A certified NOC is required on permits with a value of greater than $2,500 prior to scheduling an inspection. 
  5. Please note this checklist is not intended to be all-inclusive. Additional documents may be requested.