City of Venice to Begin Mailing Building Permit Fee Refunds Next Week


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Sep 5, 2023
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Dear residents and builders who have made building permit fee payments to the City of Venice during the fiscal years 2019, 2020, 2021, or 2022, we have some great news to share. Thanks to an unexpected surge in construction activity in recent years, the city has collected more in permit fees than originally projected. In response to recent changes in the Florida Statutes, the city has decided to not only reduce future fees but also provide partial refunds to those who paid fees in the mentioned years.

Your refund will be calculated based on the amount you contributed to the surplus during a specific fiscal year. For example, if you paid $1,000 in permit fees in 2022, you can expect to receive approximately $139 as a refund. Please be aware that refunds totaling less than $10 will not be processed.

The city has already notified eligible applicants and plans to begin mailing out refunds starting September 20th. For more detailed information, please visit the Venice Refunds website. We kindly request that you avoid contacting the city directly with questions to streamline the process. You can also find further details about this development on the My Sun Coast website.
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More governments should be following this lead of giving refunds like this. Fees for permits can add up when companies do big renovations, and even a small refund is appreciated. Do you think this will be a yearly thing from now on? What/Who prompted them to consider refunds instead of applying the money elsewhere?
The City of Venice is excited to inform the community that it will begin mailing out refunds for building permit fees starting next week. This proactive step has been taken to ensure a smooth and swift process for all involved. The City understands the significance of promptly returning these fees to individuals and businesses and remains dedicated to providing exceptional service to its residents.

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