Building Permits

Four people sitting at counters with Building Division officials.
Building Division official handing building plans and permits to a customer.
Building Division official discussing building plans with a customer.

A building permit is required for all new construction and for any repairs or reconstruction which alters a structure. Building permits are also required for other construction such as:

  • Accessory Buildings (sheds, garages, etc.)
  • Air Conditioning Units
  • Burglar Alarms
  • Docks
  • Drainfield Repairs / replacements
  • Driveways
  • Fences
  • Fire Alarms
  • Heat Pumps
  • Lawn Irrigation Systems
  • Re-roofing
  • Sanitary Sewer Connections
  • Screen Enclosures
  • Septic Tanks
  • Sidewalks
  • Slabs or Patios
  • Swimming Pools
  • Tennis Courts
  • Tree Removal and Satellite Dishes
  • Water Heater Replacement

Call the Building Department at 305-948-2965 if you have a question regarding whether a permit is required for the type of work you plan to do.

Building Code

Effective December 31, 2020, the City must use the revised Florida Building Code, which now includes portions of the International Building Code. View Building Code.