Do I need a permit for a Chickee hut?

FS 553.73(10)(i) Chickees constructed by the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida or the Seminole Tribe of Florida. As used in this paragraph, the term “chickee” means an open-sided wooden hut that has a thatched roof of palm or palmetto or other traditional materials, and that does not incorporate any electrical, plumbing, or other nonwood features.

If a member of the Miccosukee or Seminole Tribe desires to build a chickee hut, the following submittals are required for exemption from the Florida Building Code.

  • . Tribal Membership Card
  • 2. Chickee hut Application (for zoning review only)
  • 3. Boundary survey/site plan- showing the setback and location of the chickee.
  • 4. Affidavit stating no electricity or plumbing is being installed signed by the property owner.
  • 5. Zoning Review and processing fee of $175

If electricity or plumbing is proposed in the tiki hut, the Residential Building Permit Application must be submitted with all required plans, application, permit, and review fees will apply.


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