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
The City of St. Pete Beach reviews plans and issues permits under the following codes:
THE FLORIDA BUILDING CODE 2020 7TH EDITION
NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE NEC 2017
PINELLAS COUNTY LOCAL TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS
FLORIDA FLOOD RESISTANT DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION ASCE - 24-98
FLORIDA FIRE PREVENTION CODE 7TH EDITION
Copies of the above codes are available at construction bookstores or from: International Codes Council Store 800-786-4452.
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.