How long is a building permit valid?

You have two years from date of issuance to complete a project as long as work is continuous. If the project is dormant for six months, the permit is void. Extensions may be granted for some circumstances provided they are requested in writing to the Building Official. 

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1. Are drawings required and do they need to be drawn by an architect or engineer?
2. Can I, as an owner, act as my own contractor?
3. How long is a building permit valid?
4. I have an Okaloosa County Business Tax Receipt; do I also need one for the City of Destin?
5. Is a permit required for a fence?
6. What building code are you currently under?
7. What is required to be shown on a site plan?
8. When are foundation and as-built surveys required?
9. When is a Notice of Commencement required and where does it get filed?
10. When is a permit required?
11. How do I permit waterfront modifications (docks/seawalls/etc)?
12. Why is a permit required for concrete and/or pavers?
13. Do I need a permit to change my floor coverings in my multi-family dwelling (i.e. condo, apartment, etc.)?