Doug Wise


​Mission Statement​

To ensure life and property safety within our community in the built environment through efficient and effective administration of the enacted building codes, and by taking a leadership role in code development and education.​​​​​​

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Building Safety Month 2023


The Board of County Commissioners has proclaimed May as Building Safety Month. Pictured (L-R) PZB Interim Director Whitney Carroll, Building Division Operations Manager Jan Rodriguez, Senior Construction Inspector James Law, Administrative Assistant III Michelle Carter, Building Official Doug Wise, Assistant Deputy Of Plan Review Mike Shubert, District 4 Commissioner Marci Woodward, Chief Structural Inspector Bob Hemp, Interim Assistant Deputy of Inspections Mike Gauger, Fire Rescue Captain Dave Collado, Deputy Building Official John Blake, Building Division Coordinator Affette McIntosh and Fire Marshal David Derita



Advocate for Your Community

Week 4 - May 22-28​ 

Making sure you have the correct permits when starting your home improvement project is the first step to ensuring the work is completed and compliant with the Florida Building Code. Click on the fact sheet to see common projects that require permits for properties located in unincorporated Palm Beach County or check with your municipality for permit requirements.

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Building Safety is Local

Prepare Your Community

Week 3 - May 15-21

Week 3 of Building Safety Month 2023 focuses on how to protect your home and your community from disaster. Read on to learn more about how building codes help to protect us against flooding, hurricanes and wildfire events. You'll also learn how to plan to help limit damage to buildings in your community.

Disaster Preparedness

Having an evacuation and communication plan in place and an emergency supply kit on hand can help protect you and your loved ones. Review these simple, life-saving tips and visit Ready.gov for specific tips on dealing with earthquakes, extreme heat, floods, home fires, hurricanes, tornados, wildfires and more.

  • Develop a family action plan and share with everyone in your family, so you will know where to go if an evacuation is called.
  • Review at least two exit routes from your home or neighborhood to a designated meeting place for your family.
  • Create a disaster supply kit that will allow you to remain in your home after a disaster or for use after evacuating to a safer location. Be sure the necessities in your kit are fresh and restored as necessary.
  • Stay tuned to radio, TV and NOAA Weather Radio for official updates and critical lifesaving weather information.

The Building Division is pleased to welcome staff from the Clerk of
the Circuit Court & Comptroller for Palm Beach County within the
Permit Center

Our shared customers now enjoy the convenience of recording documents (such as required Notices of Commencement, Removal Agreements, etc.) and obtain certified copies with one stop.

Note: Payment for Clerk of the Circuit Court services are accepted by credit card only and are independent of any permit application fees.

For more details about Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, Palm Beach County recording services, visit:



On Demand Remote Video Inspections Now Available Using Your Smart Phone! Enjoy the convenience of having your inspection as soon as the work is completed - while your workers are still on the project site! Click for more details.

VIP Brochure



Important Notice
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY – An existing barrier used to satisfy the pool barrier Requirements shall not be re-permitted as a pool barrier; however is subject to Inspection for pool barrier safety compliance prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Completion for the pool, spa or hot tub.
See New Pool Affidavit of Understanding Form

The PBC Building Division is dedicated to the safety of the residents and believes that the buildings in PBC are safe; We have been ensuring safe buildings in our County since 1957. However, any person in any building located in unincorporated PBC can report any perceived safety issues or concerns to PBC Building Division at any time and staff will investigate. Please send an email to PZB-Bldg@pbcgov.org advising of the building location and the specific issue or concern.​

Attention:  Industry Stakeholders

Contractors seeking to obtain permits are required to submit using the online portal .  Essentially all permit types are now available for online submittal.  

Not registered yet?  Click here to register.  

Installers can apply for permits, schedule inspections and pay fees online.  Just create an account to get started.  

NOTE: Online application submittal and related permit services are available to Owner Builders acting as their own contractor.  Owner Builders can file plans electronically. However, they are required to appear in person to present identification and sign the applicable documents at any time during the process and before the permit can be issued.

Did you know that you can schedule inspections , make credit card payments , and view your required sub-permits online? Currently on our website, you can track plan review progress and get essential details on your permit applications and inspections. Don't miss out on a most effective method of meeting Code requirements through the Building Division. Go to Building Permits & Inspections in the upper right side of the screen. 

Revisions to active permits can now be submitted online using the online portal.  This includes revisions to permits that were issued on paper. 

Need to submit a correction?  If the original permit application was submitted utilizing the electronic plan review system, corrections to the permit application must be submitted online. Look for “Actions Required" on your online portal dashboard.   Note: Online services are not available for corrections to permit applications that were originally submitted on paper and have never been issued.  Those corrections must be submitted on paper.

Renewals that require a Change of Contractor can be submitted online.

More enhancements are being added to our online system all the time!  Coming soon: master permits, main multiples, and decal permits.   


Meeting In Progress public hearing notices 


 Meetings Calendar

<May 2023>
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Monday, May 29, 2023

Monday, May 29, 2023

 Building Hours of Operation

​Important NOTICE

The Building Division office hours open to the public, will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with last sign in for permit application at 4:30 pm. ​

Inspectors will be working from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday