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BUILDING OFFICIAL

Neal Schwartz bofficial@holmesbeachfl.org 941-708-5833

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Building Department

 

PERMITTING
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 our Citizenserve Online Portal to apply for a permit:
www.citizenserve.com/Portal/PortalController?Action=showApplyPermitPage&type=Permit
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.


BUILDING INSPECTIONS MAY NOW BE SCHEDULED VIA THE ONLINE PORTAL. 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.)

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 (bofficial@holmesbeachfl.org

Angie Birdwell, Building Department Administrator, CRS Coordinator, & DRC Coordinator (bdadministrator@holmesbeachfl.org)
Karen "Kat" Hamel -  Permit Tech - ext. 234 (permittech@holmesbeachfl.org



*****ELEVATION CERTIFICATES*****
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" can be found 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

Contact us for questions pertaining to:
 
  • Permitting 
  • Surveys 
  • Zoning 
  • Holmes Beach Land Development Code
  • Contractor and subcontractor information  
  • Hurricane & Flood Awareness Information

 
FOR HOLMES BEACH LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE INFORMATION:  Municode  (www.municode.com
 (Click on "Online Library" )

WILL I NEED A PERMIT OR A CONTRACTOR?
REVIEW THIS DOCUMENT FOR HELPFUL INFORMATION.


WORKING 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.

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.

Building permit applications and associated forms are available online and at the building department, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Permit applications are reviewed in the order they are received. Online permitting via Citizenserve coming soon!

  • 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. 

 
The City of Holmes Beach aims to provide full accessibility to our programs, services, and activities unless doing so changes the fundamental nature of the program, service, or activity, or it creates an undue administrative or financial burden.  If you are not able to access any of the content of this website, please email the City Clerk at cityclerk@holmesbeachfl.org or call ADA Coordinator at 941-708-5800, ext. 226 so that we can provide a solution or provide the information in an accessible format.