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
  • 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.