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"It Starts with a Good Foundation"

City of Port St. Lucie Building Department 2017 Accomplishments

  • Red Tag Elimination Program Bulletins of Interest-Vision
  • Public Outreach Videos
  • Knowledgeable, Live Concierge
  • Comprehensive End-of-Project Surveys
  • Customer Service Rating of 9.5
  • Highest ISO Rating in the Nation
  • 34,245 Permits submitted
  • Valuation of all permitted activity - $492.5 million                         
  • Total permit fees collected - $30.3 million
  • Permit, Plan Review and Inspections Service Goals
  • Average wait time in Permitting - 14 minutes
  • Average wait time in Plan Review - 6 minutes
  • Average processing timelines for Single-family Permits - 8 working days
  • Average processing timeline for Miscellaneous Permits - 24 hours
  • Inspection timeline - 24 hours or less
  • Appointment Time-Frames for A/C Change-out Inspections
  • Number of Stakeholder Meetings - 12
  • Management visits to construction projects
  • Express Permits
  • Online permitting expanded to include Single-family Permits
  • Reduced Permit Fees for Online Services
  • Phased Permitting
  • Architectural Pre-Review Program
  • Quality Assurance Evaluations for each Employee monthly

Generators for Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Homes

On September 16, 2017, Governor Rick Scott issued an emergency action requiring Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Homes to have backup generators. There are very specific compliance requirements and deadlines.

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Hire Licensed Contractors!

Please view Tips For Hiring a Licensed Contractor and the DBPR Natural Disaster Guide Tips for hiring a licensed contractor.


Notice to contractors of new single-family construction and additions to single-family dwellings:

Per the Florida Building Code all permits applied for after June 30, 2017 will be subject to New Blower Door Certification Requirements prior to the issuance of the certificate of occupancy. All affidavits are required to be submitted to the inspections division for review. Affidavits can be emailed to Inspections@cityofpsl.comPlease allow 48 hours for review of this document. Document approvals will be posted in PANDA.


Online permits are available to licensed contractors only, per Florida Statute 489.103(7)(c)

Homeowners must personally appear and sign the building permit application in person and satisfy all permitting requirements.