Building Inspection Division

Overview

The Building Inspection Division's primary responsibility is to inspect all buildings, structures, and facilities within City limits to protect the public health, safety, and general welfare by ensuring compliance with state and local building code regulations. Some of the activities related to enforcing the Florida Building Code include:

  • Issuing building permits
  • Conducting Florida Building Code inspections
  • Reviewing permit applications and construction documents related to new construction and alterations to existing buildings

For additional information, call 904-247-6235.

Construction Hours

Pursuant to Ordinance Number 2006-7929, Construction Hours are 8 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday. It is unlawful to erect (including excavate), demolish, alter and/or repair any building at any time on Sundays or the following observed holidays: 

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Notice to Contractors

The effective date for the 7th Edition (2020) Florida Building Codes and the 2017 National Electrical Code is December 31, 2020. All applications submitted on, or after, December 31, 2020, shall be designed in accordance with the 7th Edition (2020) Florida Building Code for Building, Residential, Existing Building, Energy Conservation, Fuel Gas, Mechanical, Plumbing, and/or the 2017 National Electrical Code. These Codes and prior editions may be accessed online at the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation website.

Codes & Standards

Visit the National Fire Protection Association website to learn about current codes and standards.