The Building Section provides permitting, review, and inspection of construction to ensure compliance with building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing codes. The City Code requirements are necessary to promote public safety, and include minimum standards for safe building practices and materials.
Notice to Contractor
The Florida Building Code, Sixth Edition (2017), including the 2014 National Electrical Code, will become effective Dec. 31, 2017.
F.S.553.73(6) The initial adoption of, and any subsequent update or amendment to the Florida Building Code by the commission is deemed adopted for use statewide without adoptions by local government. For a building permit for which an application is submitted prior to the effective date of the Florida Building Code, the state minimum building code in effect in the permitting jurisdiction on the date of the application governs the permitted work for the life of the permit and any extension granted to the permit.
Effective October 1, 2018, a completed Outdoor Lighting Certification Form submitted prior to final inspection will be required for new or replacement outdoor luminaires. One- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) are exempt.
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Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Permit Applications and Plans are accepted between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Permits are issued between 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monies are not accepted after 4:00 p.m.
Field Inspectors Office and Field Hours
Most inspectors are available for phone calls during their office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Field Hours: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wait times may vary.