Permits, Applications, Forms


Permits with maximum sheet sizes of 11x17 may be submitted through our online permit portal or dropped off in the permit drop box in front of City Hall located at 155 Corey Avenue St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Walk-in permitting will be by appointment only until further notice. To book an appointment online, please click here
Payment is due upon submittal of permit application.

  • NOTICE: All new residential and commercial plans submitted after Feb 1,2021 must be designed to be in compliance with the new FEMA maps.
    Please click on link and click on:  Preliminary Products issued on 06/29/2018 for Pinellas County, Florida.
  • Effective Immediately: Permit applications must include the homeowners notarized signature or the commercial property owners notarized signature.
  • Effective December 31, 2020:  All plans submitted must be in compliance with the 2020 7th Edition Florida Building Code
  • View:  Procedures For Processing, Reviewing, and Approving Building Permits and Application

Online Permit Application


Incomplete online permit applications will not be accepted, you will have to resubmit with proper documentation.

Procedures For Processing, Reviewing, and Approving Building Permits and Application

Attention: To minimize exposure between employees and the public, please pull all permits online.

Wondering what items you need a permit for?  Check out our list of projects that require a permit

Building Permits

Use the buttons below to check the status of a Building application or schedule an inspection.

Planning Permits

Use the buttons below to check the status of a Planning application or schedule an inspection.

Note: Building Inspection requests require a contractor web code provided by the City. Please email us at to obtain your web code.

Permits & Plans Submission Info

Submitting Online Permit: Submit all documents online

Submitting Hard Copy Permit: Submit all documents in hard copy, including revisions

 PLEASE NOTE: 3 sets are required for Commercial, and 2 sets for Residential

Submitting Plans: Plans larger than 11x17 should be submitted with three sets for commercial, and two sets for residential, of stamped & sealed plans with the application in person. Please make an appointment online

Important Info: The Building Department will not accept mixed submittals e.g., submitted online & then documents dropped at our office or in the mailbox outside city hall.

Cumulative Substantial Improvements

Beginning July 1st, 2021, the City will be adopting an ordinance which will establish a 5-year time frame in which the total value of improvements over a 5-year period will not exceed 50% of the value of the structure as established when the 1st permit is issued after July 1. When the value does exceed the 50% threshold the original building must be brought into compliance according to the ordinance requirements for new buildings. Roofs and certain ancillary equipment such as hot water heaters and AC systems, may be replaced as necessary as determined by the City’s Floodplain Administrator.