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Building & Permitting

Services Offered: 

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Permit Information

  • Hurricane Damage Recovery Resources
  • Florida Energy Conservation Code States:
    Effective July 1st 2017; New Construction on residential buildings or dwelling units shall have Blower Door Testing performed by an Approved 3rd Party Agency. See notice here

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Mission Statement 

The primary mission of the Building Department is to provide quality service to the community that is informational, efficient, comprehensive and helpful to the public. The intention is to safeguard life, health, property and public welfare by regulating and controlling the construction, quality of materials, and use of all buildings and structures within the City of St. Petersburg. The department is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the most recent edition of the Florida Building codes, Florida Accessibility Codes, Flood Plain Administration and related Federal, State, and City adopted laws and ordinances.

Business Hours: 

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday  
8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday
Last customer taken 1/2 hour prior to closing.

Commercial over-the-counter plan review:
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Tues & Thurs
Allow extra time for plan reviews. 

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City of St. Petersburg
P.O. Box 2842
St. Petersburg, FL 33731

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