The mission of the Building Department is to provide the highest quality public service. Ever mindful of our duty to protect the public's life, health and welfare in the built environment, we are committed, at the same time, to providing a business-friendly atmosphere to our customers.
We are dedicated to providing qualified field inspections, convenient and easily accessible information and services, and accurate record-keeping. We believe that our "one-stop shopping" concept and automated services enhance our ability to respond in a timely fashion to requests for service. While keeping in mind each division's specific focus on part of the building process, the Building Department is committed to working as a team, uniting with other city departments to accomplish our goal of protecting and serving the citizens of this great city.
Help for businesses
The Building Department offers free business training workshops and a convenient way for companies and entrepreneurs to ask questions about commonly encountered issues.
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Water heater and air conditioning permits
Florida Building Code, sections 101.4.3 and 101.4.4, require that a permit be obtained for the replacement of water heaters and air conditioning equipment.