Apply for a POS Backflow Assembly Permit

Only licensed plumbing contractors or underground utility contractors (if applicable) can apply for a backflow assembly permit
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Overview

This is a stand-alone permit, also known as a sub-trade permit.

Fees

General Fees

  • State surcharge for building permits: 3% or $4 min.

Permit Fees

  • Backflow (general) $77 per backflow

Things To Consider

  • Licensed contractors can submit applications electronically
    • Homeowners cannot apply for backflow permits
  • Permits are valid for 180 days after we issue them
  • The permit will extend for an additional 180 days when you request an inspection and it passes
  • If this is not at point of service (POS) you must apply for a plumbing permit
  • Submitted documents must meet the following requirements
    • All files must be in PDF format. Every plan and document file must be named based on what is contained within. For example, mechanical plan set, energy calculations, etc.
    • Plan sets that include multiple pages must be submitted as a single, combined, multi-page PDF file, per trade. For example, if a mechanical plan set includes five (5) pages, then all five (5) pages must be submitted as a combined PDF file and not uploaded as five (5) individual pages.
    • Supporting documents that consist of multiple sheets must be submitted as a combined pdf and labeled accordingly. For example, Energy Calculations, FEMA Substantial Improvement Documents, Threshold Reports, Private Provider Packet, etc.
    • Plan files must be submitted with a cover page including index of sheets.
    • All plans to be digitally signed and sealed. We cannot accept scanned copies of wet seal and signatures.
    • Plans and documents prepared by design professionals must adhere to the following guidelines:
      • Signatures must follow Florida Statues Chapter 668 – Electronic Commerce and Florida Administrative Code for Engineers and Architect
      • Signatures must come from a trusted Certificate Authority
      • Digital signed plans need to allow for annotations and comments by Hillsborough County
      • Florida Statutes 471, 472 and 481 and Fl. Administrative Rules 61G15-23, 61G1-16 and 5J-17.062 outline acceptable methods for design professionals to digitally sign and seal plans and documents.

How To

  1. Download the application
  2. Submit the application
  • Ensure that you have all the required plans and documents necessary per the appropriate checklist. Also, ensure that all documents meet the requirements listed above.
  • Please ensure all files are in .pdf format and contained within a single .zip file.
    NOTE: If your total file size is less than 25 MB, you may email them to PlanReview@HCFLGov.net. Please do not send payment information via email.

1. Highlight all files to be submitted and compress them into a single .zip file. Please ensure you label this file with the address of the property that corresponds to your submittal. If you need assistance creating a .zip file, a visual guide is available.

2. Upload your documentsA visual guide on creating a zip file and uploading your documents is available.

  • If you have questions regarding your file upload, please email permitting@hcflgov.net or call (813) 272-5600.
  • As an alternative to this process, you may also email files under 25 MB to PlanReview@HCFLGov.net or mail a thumb drive containing all necessary files to:
    Hillsborough County Development Services
    Building Services Division
    601 E Kennedy Blvd
    19th Floor
    Tampa, FL 33602

*Fillable forms may not work with many browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, etc.) - if you have issues with the form, do one of the following:

  • Download the form to your computer and open it up with a PDF viewer, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Download the printable version of the form
  • Try using the Internet Explorer browser to open the PDF

What's Next

1. Staff will review the application, plans and any accompanying documentation. You can check the status of your permit online.

2. You will receive an email if any corrections are required

  • If corrections are required:
    • All sheets in trade must be resubmitted.
    • The combined trade pdf to be resubmitted with changes clouded.
    • Provide narrative indicating sheet number and changes associated.
    • Corrections must adhere to the requirements outlined in this document.
    • Corrections can be submitted.

3. If no corrections, or corrections are completed satisfactorily, you will receive an email when the permit is ready

4. Placard and approved plans will be made available online at the PGM store when payment has been made.

5. Email your notice of commencement (NOC) (if applicable) to PlanReview@HCFLGov.net.

  • You can't schedule an inspection unless a recorded and certified NOC is submitted to Building Services

6. Schedule inspections


Resources

Forms and links

*Fillable forms may not work with many browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, etc.) - if you have issues with the form, do one of the following:

  • Download the form to your computer and open it up with a PDF viewer, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Download the printable version of the form and fill it out by hand
  • Try using the Internet Explorer browser to open the PDF

General permit resources

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(813) 272-5600

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