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Doug Wise

Director

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.
 
 

BUILDING SAFETY MONTH IN PALM BEACH COUNTY 

 

Check out the Virtual Building Safety Month Events here  

 
Building Safety Month is an international campaign celebrated in May to raise awareness about building safety. The International Code Council, which Palm Beach County Building Division is a member of, in collaboration with a diverse partnership of professionals from the building construction, design and safety communities—come together to support Building Safety Month. 
 

​​ Creating a Safe & Abundant Water Supply 

WEEK FOUR // May 23–31, 2022

Clean water is the world's most precious commodity. According to World Health Organization estimates as of June 2019, 785 million people lacked even a basic drinking-water service, including 144 million people who are dependent on surface water.

Building, plumbing and green codes help guard our potable water for future generations through proper construction, conservation and safe disposal. Code officials are vigilant protectors of our water supply. Because of their dedicated service, you can turn on the tap in your home and draw sufficient, clean water.

It is important to understand where your water comes from and what's being done (and how you can help!) to protect the water you use every day. (read more) ​

Don’t Forget about Swimming Pool and Backyard Safety During Drowning Prevention Month

During our year round warm weather, homeowners and renters should take the time to check their outdoor areas for potential safety hazards. Safety Awareness now can help to keep your family and friends safe in the future.

Nationally, drowning is a leading cause of death for children under the age of five. Practice constant, adult supervision around any body of water, including pools and spas. And, if you're considering a swimming pool purchase, contact your local Building Department first to determine exactly what permits are needed and what requirements you must follow.

Check out these 10 Important Tips to Remember for Backyard and Pool Safety​​


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Important Notice



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.   

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Meeting In Progress public hearing notices 

 

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 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.

South County Drop-Off hours will be Monday and Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with last sign in for permit application at 4:30 pm and closed for lunch 1 hour from noon to 1:00 pm.

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