Below is a letter from the US Army Corps of Engineers regarding the current status of the Eastpoint Channel & Two-Mile Channel dredging (maintenance) projects.
AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROHIBITING AND MAKING UNLAWFUL THE DISOBEDIENCE OF A LAWFUL ORDER OF THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT TO LEAVE THE GULF OF MEXICO OR ST. GEORGE SOUND WHEN DOUBLE RED FLAGS ARE DISPLAYED; PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES AND ENFORCEMENT; REPEALING ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF OTHER ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
AUTHORIZATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION ON RE-OPENING OF SHORT TERM VACATION RENTALS
IF YOU FEEL A VACATION RENTAL PROPERTY IS NOT FOLLOWING PROPER CDC GUIDELINES OR GUIDELINES EXPRESSED IN THE VACATION RENTAL REQUEST ABOVE, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS PROCESS FOR SUBMITTING A COMPLAINT http://www.myfloridalicense.com/contactus/ OR CALL (850) 487-1395
EMERGENCY ORDINANCE 2020-14 (PUBLIC BOAT RAMPS)
AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, SUNSETTING ORDINANCE 2020-09; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE
EMERGENCY ORDINANCE 2020-13 (PUBLIC BEACHES)
AN EMERGENY ORDINANCE OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, SUNSETTING ORDINANCE 2020-12; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE
EMERGENCY ORDINANCE 2020-11 (PUBLIC PARKS)
AN ORDINANCE OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROHIBITING CAMPING OR LIVING AT ANY TIME IN PUBLIC PARKS, FISHING PIERS AND BOAT RAMPS IN UNINCORPORATED FRANKLIN COUNTY; PROVIDING FOR TOWING AT OWNER’S EXPENSE; PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT BY THE SHERIFF; PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES, PROVIDING FOR REPEAL;PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Choosing a Contractor
- Ask to see his/her license and call Franklin County Planning & Building at (850) 653-9783 to verify the status and insurance.
- Verify references from past customers.
- Check with Contractor Licensing, local Chamber of Commerce, the Better Business Bureau, and Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations for any complaints.
- An occupational license is not enough in the construction trades.
- Beware of alleged contractors who ask to be paid in cash or ask for large payments up front.
After You Choose A Contractor
- Make sure your contractor obtains a permit and posts it on the front of the property.
- Do not make final payment until all “job finals” are signed off on the permit placard.
- Make sure your contractor provides you with copies of lien waivers from his subcontractors and suppliers.
Beware of Unlicensed Contractors
- If you are planning to build a room addition, add on a second story, begin remodeling on your home, or have work done that requires a building permit, take care to select a qualified person to perform the work. Under state and local ordinances, any person you hire under contract (verbal or written) to perform construction on your property must be a licensed contractor. The contractor must be state certified or registered. All printed advertising material such as business cards, newspaper ads and telephone book ads must show his or her state license number.
- Beware of anyone that asks you to obtain the building permit as an “owner/builder,” this may indicate that they themselves are not properly licensed to obtain the permit.
- Also, beware of people that claim that you will save quite a bit of money by not obtaining a permit. A permit will only lead to compliance with the appropriate building codes, these are only minimum requirements.
- Unlicensed contractors may not have insurance coverage. Any injury that occurs on your property may be a claim against your insurance.
- If you wish to check on the license of an individual, you can call Franklin County Planning & Building at (850) 653-9783.