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Building Department

 City of Holmes Beach
Building & Zoning Department

5801 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
phone 941-708-5833  fax 941-708-5812

COUNTER HOURS 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

 INSPECTION LINE   941-708-5800 X 261
(Brenda Wynn, Permit Tech) 

Important information is available under "Flood & Hurricane Protection Information" link 

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 Permit Applications & other associated forms are available for download under the "Forms" link on the Home Page.

Call the Holmes Beach Building Department for questions pertaining to: 

  • Permitting
  • Zoning
  • Elevation Certificates and Surveys  
  • Holmes Beach Land Development Code
  • Contractor and subcontractor information 
  • Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) 
  • Flood Insurance Requirement   
  • Hurricane & Flood Awareness Information

Additional Contact Information:

Dept of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR)

800-704-1076          (

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

877-332-4307 main#   (
861-6357 local





Manatee County Property Appraiser


Sunshine One Call

800-432-4770 (To locate UG Utilities)

West Manatee Fire Rescue

941-761-1555                 (

Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD)

800-423-1476               (


Permit Requirements - Property owners who are having work done are usually not familiar with local building codes and believe a contractor will make sure that a building permit has been obtained. Remember: The property owner is ultimately responsible for having a building permit on the job.

Obtaining a building permit for the work being done assures you that the Florida Building Code and City of Holmes Beach Codes are being followed. A certified Plan Reviewer examines the plans and a certified Building Inspector does the inspections.

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  and this can result in having to pay double fees for the permit and/or fines.

FOR LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE INFORMATION: Municode  (     (Click on "Online Library" )


  • All Electrical projects
  • Concrete slabs
  • Decks, Gazebos
  • Demolition work
  • Driveways, sidewalks
  • Fences, Gates
  • Hurricane shutters
  • Marine: docks, boatlifts, pilings, seawalls
  • Mechanical, new and renovations
  • Natural Gas hook ups
  • Plumbing new and renovations
  • Pools, spas, cages
  • Propane tanks. gas water heaters
  • Roofing
  • Screen enclosures
  • Sheds
  • Signs (permanent & temporary)
  • Solar systems
  • Structural alterations or repairs
  • Windows, exterior doors, garage doors

it is advisable to call the Building Department at 941-708-5833 before starting any work on your property to see if a permit is required!


Almost all construction activities require a permit from The City of Holmes Beach prior to commencing work.

New construction demolition or additions, major remodeling, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, roofing, docks, 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 (new structures, additions, demolition & pools) requires a permit and also an Erosion Control permit prior to commencing this work.

If you are not sure the work you are planning on doing requires a permit call the building department, 941-708-5833.

Things such as painting, stuccoing, siding, soffit, facia, flooring and such do not require a permit.

To apply for a permit: 
Building permit applications and associated forms are available at the building department, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.  They must be submitted to the building department for review by the Plans Reviewer.  Applications usually take 5-10 days for approval, longer for more involved projects.  ONLY CONTRACTORS OR AUTHORIZED AGENTS CAN SUBMIT AND PICK UP PERMITS. 


Starting work without a permit is prohibited, a stop work order will be issued and a triple fee will be accessed when the permit is applied for.

INSPECTIONS are called into our inspection line, 941-708-5800 ext. 261.  Please allow 24 hours prior to the inspection.  Certain permits, such as roofing and concrete pours, allow for inspections to be called in less than 24 hours if needed.

When application is made for a building permit:  the Building Department Clerk checks to make sure the contractor is properly licensed and has the required general liability insurance and workman’s comprehensive insurance or an exemption.

When the work is completed:  a City building inspector then inspects the completed job to make sure it was done properly and complies with the City and State code. This protects you and your neighbors from substandard work that may result in later damage (electrical fire, plumbing leaks, safety issues, etc.)

Florida Building Code   (
Municode  (     (Click on "Online Library" )
Sunshine One Call  (

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