City Seal Picture

Building Official

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

hello friends!

BUILDING DEPARTMENT



EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2020 BUILDING INSPECTIONS MAY BE CONDUCTED VIRTUALLY, DEPENDING ON OCCUPANCY OF THE STRUCTURE. 

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC, CITY HALL IS CLOSED TO ALL WALK-IN TRAFFIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE SUBMIT PERMIT APPLICATIONS AND ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTS TO THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT ELECTRONICALLY BY EMAILING PERMIT TECHS BRENDA OR KAREN. YOU MAY ALSO FAX TO 941-708-5812. LARGE PLANS MAY BE DROPPED IN THE BOX LOCATED INSIDE THE REAR DOOR TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

City of Holmes Beach Building Department
5801 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Phone - 941-708-5833     Fax - 941-708-5812
 INSPECTION LINE -  941-708-5800 Ext. 261
COUNTER HOURS 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.


Neal Schwartz, Building Official (bofficial@holmesbeachfl.org

Angie Birdwell, Building Department Administrator (bdadministrator@holmesbeachfl.org)
Brenda Wynn, Permit Tech (permits@holmesbeachfl.org)

Karen Hamel -  Permit Tech (permittech@holmesbeachfl.org


*****ELEVATION CERTIFICATES*****
Email Angie Birdwell, Building Department Administrator, to determine if we have a copy
of an Elevation Certificate for your address.
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 equipement 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.

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" )

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.

ALMOST ALL WORK REQUIRES A CITY OF HOLMES BEACH PERMIT: new construction, demolition or additions, major remodeling, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, roofing, docks, boat lifts, seawalls, fences, pools, spas, screen rooms, windows & doors, sheds and accessory structures would be included in work that needs a permit. Any major work that disturbs the ground, e.g., new structures, additions, demolition, and pools, requires a building permit as well as Erosion Control (silt fence) prior to work beginning.

To apply for a permit:

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.

INSPECTIONS are called in on the inspection line, 941-708-5800 ext. 261.  Please call at least one day in advance, and prior to 2 p.m.  

 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.