Building Division

The Building Division ensures the public health, safety, and welfare of our citizens through the regulation of construction according to the Florida Building Code. 

The Division:

  • Processes building permit applications
  • Verifies required contractor competencies and licensure
  • Reviews plans
  • Issues permits
  • Performs inspections
  • Issues Certificates of Occupancy

Questions often arise as to when building permits are required. Please call 386-763-5377 and our division staff members will happily answer your questions regarding permit requirements.  

Situations Where a Building Permit Is Required

  • Altering
  • Changing the occupancy of a building or structure
  • Constructing
  • Demolishing
  • Enlarging
  • Moving
  • Repairing

Permits are also required when you do any construction on any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing system that is regulated by the technical codes such as:

  • Altering
  • Converting
  • Enlarging
  • Erecting
  • Installing
  • Removing
  • Repairing
  • Replacing

Projects For Which a Permit or Permits are Required

  • Sign installations or replacement
  • Decks and Patios
  • Air conditioner installations or replacement
  • Fences
  • Furnaces & heating equipment, fireplaces, wood stoves
  • Re-roofing and roof repairs
  • Sheds placement or replacement
  • Swimming pool installation or restoration
  • Hot tubs, new shower enclosures, new bath tubs
  • Balcony enclosures
  • Hurricane shutters 
  • Interior remodeling including cabinet replacement
  • Window replacement or alteration
  • Door replacement or alteration
  • Any plumbing modification
  • Any electrical modification
  • Siding installation or replacement
  • Soffit, fascia, and gutters
  • Balcony railing restoration
  • Drop ceiling addition, removal, or replacement
  • Additions
  • Porches
  • Garage, carports, and other enclosures
  • Satellite dishes
  • Tree removal or replacement
  • Vegetation removal or replacement
  • Stucco or exterior finishing
  • Retaining wall installation or replacement
  • Awning installation or replacement
  • Exterior painting - but only if the painting includes letters, numbers, or images