The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners has temporarily waived permitting and inspection fees for damages to plumbing piping related to the recent hard freezes in the area.
Fees will be waived for 14 days beginning Thursday, Jan. 4 and ending at close of business Thursday, Jan. 18. The waiver is not retroactive, and refunds will not be issued for fees incurred prior to Jan. 4.
Please note that this waiver only applies to permit and inspection fees. Permits are still required as usual.
The waived fees were proposed by the Escambia County Building Services Department and the Building Services Inspection Fund Advisory Board in an effort to lessen the hardship or cost to the consumer for freeze-related pipe damages. Once the consumer obtains a plumbing contractor to make the appropriate repairs, they will obtain the permitting with the waived fees reflected.
For more information, please contact Building Services at 850-595-3550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.