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Building Inspection

Overview

The Building Inspection Division is responsible for inspecting the construction of all new buildings, structures, and additions or renovations to existing buildings and structures to ensure they conform to approved plans and permits and comply with state and local building code requirements. Some of the division's responsibilities include:

  • Processing construction plans
  • Issuing building permits
  • Florida Building Code inspections
  • Review and approval of new construction permit applications
  • Review and approval of remodeling and other miscellaneous building activities
  • Review and approval of permits for signage

For additional information, call (904) 247-6235

Inspection Request Line: (904) 247-6107

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Notices to Contractors

Effective June 30, 2015, a change will occur to the Florida Building Code (FBC). As of that date, all permit applications and plans submitted must comply with the Fifth Edition of the Florida Building Code. To view a copy of the code online, visit www.floridabuilding.org.  

EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2014, FOR PROJECTS VALUED OVER $2500 OR FOR HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING REPAIRS OR REPLACEMENTS VALUED OVER $7500, A COPY OF THE RECORDED NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE BUILDING DEPARMENT BEFORE A PERMIT WILL BE ISSUED.

EFFECTIVE MAY 9, 2014, INSPECTION REQUESTS CALLED IN NO LATER THAN 4:00PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY WILL BE COMPLETED THE FOLLOWING BUSINESS DAY.

EFFECTIVE: OCTOBER 1, 2013, PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTE 553.80(3)(b)3,  ANY CLASSIFICATION OF WORK FOR ADDITIONS, ALTERATIONS AND/OR REPAIRS OF A SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE (R-3 OCCUPANCY CLASSIFICATION ONLY) WHERE THE TOTAL COST OF THE WORK DOES NOT EXCEED $5000 WITHIN ANY 12-MONTH PERIOD IS EXEMPT*** FROM FLORIDA BUILDING CODE PERMITTING.  ***PERMITS FOR JACKSONVILLE BEACH ZONING REGULATIONS (INLCUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: TREE REMOVAL, FENCE, ACCESSORY STRUCTURES, POOLS, ETC.), ELECTRICAL WORK REQUIRING METER DISCONNECTS/SERVICE INTERRUPTION, AND/OR NPDES CROSS CONNECTION ARE MANDATORY.

All applications are to be in accordance with the Florida Building Code 5th Edition (2014), effective June 30, 2015.

The FBC 2014 5th Edition and prior editions may be found here.

A copy of a recorded Notice of Commencement is required for projects valued over $2500 or for direct repair/replacement of an existing heating or air conditioning sytem valued over $7500.

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