Permits are available now for those who are waiting for repairs to their home after Hurricane Idalia.

Shortie

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Jul 9, 2023
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If you are a resident of unincorporated Pinellas County and you were affected by Hurricane Idalia, you will be pleased to know that there is an update that you will very much be happy to hear.

If you live in a home that was either damaged or is now uninhabitable due to the damage from the hurricane, you may now get permission to place a temporary shelter, such as a recreational vehicle or even a trailer, on your property as long as you are able to do so whilst you wait for repairs to be made to your home.

These changes are aimed at facilitating a smoother recovery effort.

What do you need to do to apply for zoning clearance and the necessary utility permits you will need?

You can start the process by contacting the Building and Development Review Services at the following

Phone: 727-464-4013
Email: bdrspm@pinellas.gov

You can read more here
 
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So, you do not have to seek permits for temporary shelter on your property if you live in Pinellas County and have been affected by Hurricane Idalia, right? This will certainly be very helpful for the residents who are already victims of natural calamities. By the way, have they also announced any kind of financial assistance for rebuilding?
 
This update for Hurricane Idalia-affected residents in unincorporated Pinellas County is a welcome relief. Allowing temporary shelters on their property during home repairs streamlines recovery efforts.
 
So, you do not have to seek permits for temporary shelter on your property if you live in Pinellas County and have been affected by Hurricane Idalia, right? This will certainly be very helpful for the residents who are already victims of natural calamities.

Yes, based on the article it looks like affected residents placing a temporary shelter on their property still need to apply for a "zoning clearance and for the appropriate utility permits." However, the article mentions that the County will be expediting requests for temporary shelter permits.

By the way, have they also announced any kind of financial assistance for rebuilding?

Nope, that's not mentioned anywhere. I believe that sort of financial help comes down to the quality of one's homeowners insurance.
 
Great news! I acknowledge the significance of permits becoming available for those who have been patiently waiting to repair their homes after Hurricane Idalia. The availability of permits is a positive development as it allows homeowners to proceed with the necessary repairs and helps them get their lives back on track
 
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