Permit Requirements

For the time being, the Building Division is not open to the public. We are accepting building permits and conducting inspections. Below is information regarding our revised procedures and hours.

Contact Information

Please e-mail us at: for permit related questions to schedule inspections


Until further notice our hours will be:
    • Monday through Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

The permit pick up box will be outside the front of City Hall until 4:00 pm on Monday through Friday.


    • Please submit smaller building permits to
    • Please mail larger permits to: Building Division at 750 Main Street, Safety Harbor, FL  34695.
    • We are accepting all building permits.
    • Staff is focusing on reviewing high priority permits such as air conditioning or roof permits.
    • Please be patient – we are receiving a heavy volume of permit applications and have numerous permits in review.
    • We cannot accept credit card payments.
    • Once we have the permit cost, we will contact you and ask you to drop off or mail payment.
    • Once the permit is ready for pick up, we will let you know.


    • Please e-mail inspection requests to:
    • We will accept inspection requests by email by 1 pm the business day before.
    • We are not conducting interior inspections. Please e-mail inspection photos to

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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