Building Permits


How do I apply for a building permit?
Permit application forms for various required permits can be downloaded from the city’s Web site by clicking here. With the exception of very minor projects, applications for building permits must be accompanied by construction plans/drawings showing the scope of the work proposed. Building permit applications including plans, must be submitted to the Planning & Building Department for review and approval. If there are any questions, call Planning and Building at 904.825.1065.

How long will it take to review my application?
Depending on the complexity of the proposed project, completeness of the plans and construction documents and workload, review of permit applications may only take a few days to a few weeks. Average application review time is two weeks.

What type of work does not need a permit?
Permits are not required for any work that is considered cosmetic, such as carpeting, replacing cabinets, interior painting, some siding replacement and some minor repair of work. Call the Planning & Building Department above, before starting any work.

What are the allowable working hours when I can work on my project?
Building activity is allowed between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday thru Friday. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.

What permits are required directly from Public Works Department? Click here

How much will my permit cost?
Building permit fees are based on the value of the proposed work.

What are the Entrance Corridors and how do they affect me and my property?
San Marco Ave., King St., and Anastasia Blvd. are designated as Entrance Corridors with specific development guidelines which include exterior building colors, signage and landscaping among others.

What is the Development Review Committee’s Friday Review and who should attend?
People wishing to start a new building project or open a new business in the city should schedule a meeting with the DRC on any Friday to discuss the project with city officials. The review is informal and helps identify possible problem areas early on in the permitting process.

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