AUTHORITY:  House Bill 3890, Chapter 74-565, Special Acts, Laws of Florida; amended by Chapter 75-467, 77-623, and Chapter 2001-323, Laws of Florida; amended by Chapter 74-565, Laws of Florida (adopted June 6, 2017).

APPOINTING AUTHORITY:  Board of County Commissioners (BCC)

COMPOSITION, QUALIFICATIONS, TERMS AND REMOVAL: The Advisory Board shall have sixteen (16) members, composed of seven (7) building officials, one (1) from each commission election district, appointed from nominees submitted by the Building Official's Association of Palm Beach County; seven (7) members appointed from nominees submitted by the following industry associations: The Associated General Contractors, Florida East Coast Chapter; The Gold Coast Builders Association; The Associated Builders & Contractors, Florida East Coast Chapter; The Electrical Council of Florida, Palm Beach Chapter; The Palm Beach County Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association; The Air Conditioning Contractors of America, Palm Beach Chapter; The Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association of Florida, Palm Beach Chapter; or from any other recognized regional industry trade association; one (1) member who shall be a registered architect appointed from nominees submitted by the Palm Beach Chapter of the American Institute of Architects; and one (1) member who shall be a professional engineer appointed from nominees submitted by the Palm Beach Chapter of the Florida Engineering Society. All appointments shall be for a term of three (3) years, and each member shall serve until his or her successor is appointed. If a vacancy should occur before a term has expired, the Board of County Commissioners shall appoint a new member within sixty (60) days to complete the unexpired term.

MEETINGS: Meetings are open to the public and shall take place bi-monthly at 2300 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach.

FUNCTIONS: To review and make recommendation to the BCC and local governments on building related codes and standards (check with your local Building Department for specific local requirements). The mission of the Board is to promote uniformity in the area of building regulations and inspection techniques that authorizes the BCC to adopt the recommendations of the Advisory Board for all of Palm Beach County. 

NOTICE:  Municipalities accepting universal permit applications: 

  • Atlantis
  • Belle Glade
  • Boca Raton
  • Boynton Beach
  • Delray Beach
  • Golf
  • Greenacres
  • Gulfstream
  • Jupiter
  • Lake Clarke Shores
  • Lake Park
  • North Palm Beach
  • Ocean Ridge
  • Palm Beach County
  • Palm Beach Gardens
  • Palm Springs
  • Royal Palm Beach
  • Wellington
  • West Palm Beach