Florida’s Notice of Commencement rules requires that the property owner have this notice form recorded and filed before the start of any Florida construction project that is greater than $2,500 in value. To file this document for a project located in Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Hollywood, or any other city in Broward County, Florida, you’ll need the Broward County Notice of Commencement Form.
Filing this document protects the property owner against the risk of paying for construction work twice, although the owner must follow other procedures as well to fully avail themselves of this protection. If the construction project has a loan on it — the construction lender must file this document, and the property owner is relieved of this duty.
For all projects in Broward County, Florida, the notice of commencement must be recorded with Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury Division, or in the office of the clerk where the real property is located. The Broward County Notice of Commencement Form is made available to you for free here at Levelset.
Property Owners & Construction Lenders can learn more about getting this form recorded in Broward County here: Website for Broward County Records Office explaining the notice of commencement filing process. This website has useful information like:
Broward County Notice of Commencement Form Filing Fees
To calculate recording fees due, count the total number of pages in the document. The fee is $10 for the first page and $8.50 for each additional page of the same document. If you require a certified copy to post on the job site, include an additional $1 for each page of the document and $2 for certification of each document. Make checks payable to “Board of County Commissioners.”
Where & How To Record The Broward County Notice of Commencement Form
A. You can record in person at the following locations. It is recommended by the county that you file in person if you want a certified copy “right away.”
- Governmental Center West, 1 N. University Drive, Plantation, FL 33324. But you must go Monday through Friday from 8AM to 1PM and 2 to 4PM; or
- Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury Division, Broward County Governmental Center Room 114, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, who is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
B. You can record via mail by sending it to Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury Division, ATTN: Recording Section, P.O. Box 14668, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33302. It is not clear how long the county’s backlog is and how long this will take. According to the county’s website, “If you mail in your Notice of Commencement, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of your recorded documents.”
C. You can electronically file your Broward County Notice of Commencement form in minutes with Levelset.