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  • Question Mark IconHow do I estimate the fees for Building Permits? (also see Impact Fees below)
    Answer:

    ​You can use our online Building Fee Estimator CLICK HERE


  • Question Mark IconWill I be required to pay Impact Fees?
    Answer:

    Contact Impact Fee staff @ 561-233-5019


  • Question Mark IconHow do I schedule my inspection?
    Answer:

    You can schedule online CLICK HERE or call 561-233-5170 Contractors & Owner/Builders will need their 7 digit ID number to schedule an inspection, If you do not have your ID number, contractors please call Contractor Certification 561-233-5525 Owner/Builders please call Typing 561-233-5128.


  • Question Mark IconIs my permit ready to be picked up?
    Answer:

    You can check the status online CLICK HERE


  • Question Mark IconDo I have any open or inactive permits on my property?
    Answer:

    You can request a search from our Records Department at 561-233-5160 or you can search online by address CLICK HERE


  • Question Mark IconI have an inactive permit on my property, how can I found out how to close it?
    Answer:

    If the permit is after 1992 (approx) and there is no superseding permit for the same scope of work, then the permit must be reactivated. If the permit is prior to 1992, then a general inspection is required. Please contact the Building Division help desk at 561-233-5108.


  • Question Mark IconIs my Inactive permit required to meet current Building Codes?
    Answer:

    Depending on the extent of the Inspection History, code upgrades may or may not be required. Contact the Building Division Help Desk at 561-233-5108.


  • Question Mark IconHow much is the fee to reactivate my permit?
    Answer:

    Renew or Extend Permit: Within 180 days of Inactive Status: $75, after 180 days of Inactive Status: 30% of Original Permit (minimum $75) (May require additional Impact, Building, or other fees due to increases that may have occurred since original application).


  • Question Mark IconDid my contractor pull a permit?
    Answer:

    You can search by address online CLICK HERE


  • Question Mark IconI have an inspection scheduled. Who is my inspector and how can I contact them?
    Answer:

    The Inspectors set their schedule between 7:30 - 8:00am. After 8:00am on the day of your scheduled inspection, you can check online to see who your Inspector is and get their contact info. Click on the link below and enter your permit number, then click on the inspector's name to see their contact info. CLICK HERE


  • Question Mark IconDo I need a permit?
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  • Question Mark IconWhere do I find the Building Permit Application Form?
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  • Question Mark IconWhere do I find Building Department Forms?
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  • Question Mark IconHow can I pay my Fees?
    Answer:

    Click here to pay online with a credit card or you can pay with cash or check at the Cashier’s booth at 2300 N Jog Road (Checks should be made payable to Board of County Commissioners Palm Beach County.


  • Question Mark IconHow do I know which jurisdiction/Municipality my property is located in?
    Answer:

    You can use your PCN (Parcel Control Number) to determine your property's jurisdiction. PCN can be found HERE by searching your address. Look at the first 2 numbers of the PCN to determine Jurisdiction. 00 is for Unincorporated Palm Beach County. All others are shown on this list: MUNICIPALITIES LIST


  • Question Mark IconCan I submit my permit application to the South Office?
    Answer:

    Certain permits can be submitted @ our South office (located at 345 S. Congress Ave Rm. 102 Delray Beach, 8am-4pm, closed 12pm-1pm - please call 561-276-1284 for more info). Please note all processing is done at our Central office. (2300 N Jog Rd.)


  • Question Mark IconCan someone else drop off my permit application for me?
    Answer:

    Yes, except Owner/Builder Permits must be submitted in person by the Owner.


  • Question Mark IconHow long will it take for my permit to be issued?
    Answer:

    The time frame for permit issuance depends on the scope of work and the accuracy of the submittal documents. You can Monitor the progress online CLICK HERE - for further questions call Tracking @ 561-233-5130.


  • Question Mark IconHow do I find out the Setbacks for my property?
    Answer:

    Setbacks are specific to each property. Please bring a copy of your survey to the Permit Tech counter (2300 N Jog. Road) for guidance on setbacks.


  • Question Mark IconWhat do I need to submit for my particular permit?
    Answer:

    You can find your Application Submittal Checklist online based on the Type of Permit CLICK HERE


  • Question Mark IconCan I fax or mail in my permit?
    Answer:

    Permits can only be faxed if you are on our approved Fax Program. Permits cannot be mailed. You may call @ 561-233-5114 for additional information.


  • Question Mark IconDo I need a New Survey to include with my permit application?
    Answer:

    For New Construction permits - the Survey should be no more than 1 year old. If not New Construction - please make sure the Survey is legible and to scale.