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Do I Need a Valuation Report?

October 6th, 2023 | 1 min. read

By Savannah Doctor

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The answer is simple, Yes. The City of Jacksonville requires a valuation report to justify the total job cost value listed in the permit application.

Valuation reports are aimed at providing a comprehensive assessment of property values, aiding in fair taxation, and ensuring accurate distribution of resources. When applying for a building permit, the City of Jacksonville requires the total “job cost”. As a verification method, there must be a valuation report to further justify the total job cost amount. 


  • Search your project address
  • Click the RE# to access property details 
  • Scroll down until you see “Buildings”
  • Ensure that you are viewing the correct building for an accurate value, if there are multiple buildings located at one address
  • Keep in mind that the cost listed in the valuation and on the application must not exceed 50% or more of the highlighted building value


  • Refer to the image on the right to see an example of a completed report
  • The total cost listed on your valuation must match the cost listed on thesamplevaluation permit application and cannot exceed 50% or more of the total value of the building per the property appraiser
  • The total cost exceeding 50% or more will trigger a civil review and the process will take longer than expected
  • Include the project name and address on the valuation document 
  • Contractor names must be printed and they must sign as well 
  • Only work requiring a permit needs to be listed. Work such as painting is not relevant to job cost on the valuation or application

Savannah Doctor

Hi! I am Savannah Doctor, Content Manager at Legacy Engineering. I have a Bachelor's degree in Digital Media from the University of Central Florida. In my free time, I like to watch and play sports, spend time at the beach, and family time is essential!