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"It Starts with a Good Foundation"

Building Department Drive-Thru 

We are happy to announce that the new Drive-Thru is now open! The Drive-thru can be used to drop-off documents, pick-up documents, pick-up permits and more. We kindly ask that submittals of permit packages be completed in the office, during regular business hours, to allow for expedited services through the Drive-Thru.

The Drive-Thru hours:                                                                                                                        

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.                                                                              Wednesday 7 a.m to 4 p.m. 

We look forward to conducting business with you and hope this will save you time, with quick transactions! 

Important Plan Review Information

Beginning Monday, October 14th, all business transactions that are normally conducted at the plan review counter will be conducted in the main permitting lobby, at the front of the building. This will include revisions and reworks of plans, document submittal, and picking up plans to be taken to the Fire Department. 

In the event, you need to speak to a Plans Examiner, the Plan Review Counter will continue to be open between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday for communications with the Plan Review staff. 

Online Permit Training

Interested in applying and obtaining permits online? Please contact Tommie Fowler, Electronic Permit Specialist, at for training or information on how you can begin using the E-Permitting Portal.

Note: 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.

Reminder! Construction hours in the City of Port St. Lucie are from 7:00 a.m. - sundown, 7 days a week, including holidays.

Be a Good Neighbor

  • Keep work sites clean and free of trash
  • Use water or electricity only with permission
  • Keep radio and noise low (within permissible limits per City Code Section 94.04)
  • Buffer equipment away from neighbors
  • Keep roadway free of dirt and debris
  • Drive slowly through neighborhoods and do not block driveways

Stakeholder Meetings

In an effort to provide the highest level of Customer Service, the Building Department began initiating monthly stakeholder meetings with different contractor groups. The goal of these meetings are to:

  • Solicit input on how to improve our permitting, plan review and inspection processing.
  • Offer assistance to the contractors to improve our level of customer service

Some of the positive outcomes of these meetings are:

  • Combining miscellaneous work under one permit
  • Reduction in permit fees
  • Increasing the number of Online Permits
  • Red Tag Elimination Program
  • Most Common Code Violation notifications to contractors
  • A/C Inspection time slots
  • Inspection Routing Program with contractor email notifications

We encourage project managers, foremen, superintendents and assistants to attend these meetings.

All meetings are FREE and FREE material will be provided to everyone. To view when our next stakeholder meeting will be held, click HERE.

If you would like to attend our next Stakeholder Meeting, RSVP with Yvette at

Termite Notice 

Please note that the procedure and paperwork for Termite Treatments will be revised beginning May 1st. As of May 1st the Notice of Preventative Treatment for Termites and Certificate of Compliance MUST be submitted in lieu of the existing form. Forms will also available on our website for download

Should you have any questions regarding this new process, please contact

Engineer/Architect Letter of Compliance

The Building Department would like to remind you that Engineer/Architect Letters of Compliance can NOT be accepted in lieu of a missed inspection unless first requested by the Building Official. If a request has been received by the Building Official, you may contact the Inspections Division at or 772-871-5040 to receive a copy of the Engineer/Architect Letter of Compliance Form. Please note, the original form must be submitted to the Inspections Division of the Building Department. 

The Chief Building Official will review your request and will verify if the work is in compliance with the applicable Florida Building Code. If approved, a review fee may apply, as follows: $50 Residential or $100 for Commercial Projects.

Please note: The Building Department’s Permit Applications and Forms are updated periodically. In order to ensure that you are using the most recent version of a required document, we ask that you NOT maintain printed copies of applications or forms. To view the most recent version of a permit application, visit, To obtain a copy of the most recent Engineer/Architect Letter of Compliance, you must contact the Inspections Division.

Inspection Request

Inspection request can be made 24 hours a day. Request scheduled before midnight will be conducted the following business day. Please note, inspection request can NOT be made over the phone. To request inspection, you must use (1) of the following options:

Option A:

Log in to your profile, select the active permit that you would like to schedule inspection for. (This option will allow contractors to submit a request for inspection without the permit number or 3 digit pin number.)

Option B:

Click the schedule inspection button, enter your permit number and 3 digit pin number. Select the inspection you would like to schedule and click submit request. (The permit number and 3 digit pin number can be located on your receipt and permit application.)

These options are available at,

Hire Licensed Contractors!

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