Permitting is responsible for completeness review of permit packages, processing of permit applications, routing to necessary departments, and permit issuance.
You must register an account through Citizenserve to apply for a building permit via the portal.
See instructions here on how to gain access and/or set up a new account.
Please contact us if you require assistance - 941.708.5833
Our portal allows you to:
- Remotely submit permit applications* and payments for permitting
*Not all permit application types are open on the portal
- Search for permits and track your project’s progress from submittal through final approval
Some permit applications require additional documents to be uploaded. Access our forms at
Forms and Checklists. If the document you need is not available, please contact us and we will email the document to you.
To apply for a permit
Contractors must provide proof of State of Florida registration, along with current GL and WC insurances. No registration forms are required.
- ONLY CONTRACTORS OR THEIR AUTHORIZED AGENTS MAY PICK UP PERMITS.
- ALL REQUIRED PAPERWORK MUST BE INCLUDED AT TIME OF APPLICATION SUBMISSION. ONLY COMPLETE PERMIT APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED.
- ALL CONTRACTORS MUST BE PROPERLY LICENSED IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA AND SUBMIT REQUIRED GENERAL LIABILITY AND WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE INFORMATION OR EVIDENCE OF EXEMPTION.
MAY BE SCHEDULED VIA THE ONLINE PORTAL- HERE.
For those without computer access, please call the inspection line, 941-708-5800 ext. 261, at least one day in advance and prior to 2 p.m. YOU MAY CHECK INSPECTION STATUS HERE. (ENTER THE PERMIT NUMBER EXACTLY AS IT APPEARS ON YOUR PERMIT. DO NOT PRESS "ENTER" ON YOUR KEYBOARD; YOU MUST USE THE "SUBMIT" BUTTON.)
Building Department Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Counter and phone lines open until 3 p.m.)
5801 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Phone - 941-708-5833 Fax - 941-708-5812
INSPECTION LINE - 941-708-5800 Ext. 261
Neal Schwartz, Building Official (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Madison Brown - Building Department Analyst - ext. 232 (email@example.com)
Shannon Cooper - Permit Tech - ext. 234 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Matt Allen - Permit Tech - ext. 233 ( email@example.com)
CHECK TO SEE IF WE HAVE AN EC ON FILE FOR YOUR ADDRESS HERE.
Electronic copies are emailed free of charge. Fees may apply for printed and mailed copies.
Flood & Hurricane Protection Information
Please click here.
Construction and operation of construction equipment is allowed between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on weekdays and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Commercial construction activities, operation of construction equipment, and commercial lawn care activities are prohibited on Sunday and the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
Building Department Annual Report
For questions pertaining to:
- Holmes Beach Land Development Code
- Contractor and subcontractor information
- Hurricane & Flood Awareness Information
Municode (www.municode.com) (Click "Code Library" )
Will I Need a Permit and/or Contractor?
REVIEW THIS DOCUMENT FOR HELPFUL INFORMATION.
Work without a required permit
If the Building Inspector or Code Enforcement Officer finds work in progress without the required permit, the contractor is cited;
this can result in paying triple fees and/or fines for the permit. It is advisable to contact the Building Department (941-708-5833) before any work on your property commences.
PLEASE NOTE: EMERGENCY PERMITS WILL BE EXPEDITED. SPECIFIC ACCOMMODATIONS DEPEND ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES.
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