Building & Permitting

**The new 2020 Florida Building Code, 7th Edition became effective January 1, 2021 and the 2017 National Electrical code. **

The Town of Ponce Inlet actively enforces the 2020 Florida Building Code, the Code of Ordinances, and the Land Use & Development Code. Before doing any construction in your home or on your property, please contact the Planning and Development department to see if a permit is required. Permits are needed for almost all construction, remodeling, tree removal, fencing, decking, walkways, driveways, patios, etc. The permitting system exists to make sure the work is done correctly and safely. Getting a permit in advance is required by law and will minimize any unexpected expenses or delays.

 Duties & Responsibilities

The Building Department reviews building plans, issues building permits, provides inspections, issues business tax receipts and enforces property maintenance codes. All inspections and permitting activities are conducted in accordance with the Florida Building Code and other State and Town laws. The Building Department also reviews and enforces Floodplain Management rules and regulations.