Building & Permitting


The Community Development lobby is open from 8:00am to 3:30pm daily. 


  • Digital plans are highly preferred over paper plans, as paper plans are not required. Digital plans should be emailed to, and a flash drive with the same files should be provided.
  •  All subcontractors must sign onto the prime contractor's permit prior to permit issuance (see page 2 of the application).
  • We strongly recommend submitting the recorded Notice of Commencement at the time of permit issuance to avoid an inspection cancellation.
  • 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 then click on:  Preliminary Products issued on 06/29/2018 for Pinellas County, Florida.
  • All plans must comply with the 2020 7th Edition Florida Building Code.
  • Permit applications for businesses must have the commercial property owners notarized signature.
  • Procedures For Processing, Reviewing, and Approving Building Permits and Application
  • Permits with maximum sheet sizes of 11x17 may be submitted via email to, or plans may be dropped off in the permit drop box located in front of City Hall located at 155 Corey Ave, St. Pete Beach.
  • Payment is due upon submittal of the permit application.