Gov. Rick Scott Proposes Cut to Building Permit Fees

Gov. Rick Scott is planning to ask the Legislature to cut $2.6 million in fees charged to homebuilders when they file building permits.

The fee cut is part of a $8 million package of fees Scott said he wants to cut that affect businesses, veterans and seniors. The building permit cut is the largest of the nine fee reductions Scott rolled out Monday. The building permit cut would reduce funding for enforcing state building codes, but Scott’s office said there would still be “sufficient funds” to do enforcement activities if the Legislature agreed to the cut…read more