Permit Requirements

The building permit counter is Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm. On July 27 and July 29, the Building Counter will close at 1:30 pm for staff training.

Contact Information

Please e-mail us at:

ebpermits@cityofsafetyharbor.com for permit related questions
inspections@cityofsafetyharbor.com to schedule inspections

Please call us at (727)724-1515 if you have any questions.

Permits for New Residential or New Commercial Construction 

We recommend an appointment to drop off new residential or new commercial construction permits. During this time, staff will confirm that all documents on the checklist are included and the correct number of copies are provided. To schedule a time, please call 727-724-1515.

Inspections

• Please e-mail inspection requests to: inspections@cityofsafetyharbor.com
• We accept inspection requests by e-mail before 2 pm on the prior business day.
• We are not conducting interior inspections. Please schedule an e-mail/video inspection at inspections@cityofsafetyharbor.com and then send photos/video to the same email.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Carports
  • Commercial Additions
  • Commercial Renovations
  • Demolitions
  • Driveways/Slabs
  • Electrical Work
  • Fences
  • Fire Alarms
  • Fire Sprinklers
  • Garage Doors
  • Gas
  • House Moves
  • Mechanical Work
  • Mobile Home Replacements
  • New Commercial
  • New Mobile Homes
  • New Residential
  • Plumbing Work
  • Pools
  • Residential Additions
  • Residential Renovations
  • Roofs
  • Screen Enclosures
  • Sheds
  • Sidewalks
  • Signs
  • Water Heaters
  • Windows/Doors
Requirements for each permit will vary depending upon permit type. Copies of requirements are available upon request.

Permit Requirements


Residential Permit Requirements


New Single Family Homes and Additions
Remodel/Renovation
  • 2 sets of plans
  • 2 copies of survey*
  • 2 energy calculations*
  • 2 A/C information*
  • Notice of Commencement (PDF) (certified copy)**
  • Elevation Certificate (if within flood zone)
* Depending on scope of work
**If value of job is over $2,500

Commercial Permit Requirements


New Buildings/Additions
Remodel/Renovation/Buildout
  • 3 sets of plans
  • 3 surveys/site plans
  • 2 energy calculations*
  • 2 A/C information*
  • Asbestos report*
  • Notice of Commencement (PDF) (certified copy) **
  • Elevation Certificate (if within flood zone)
* Depending on scope of work
 ** If value of job is over $2,500