Doug Wise, CBO, CFM, MCP


​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.​​​​​​​

​​ What's New

Palm Beach County Building Division will be hosting its annual Industry Stakeholders Breakfast Meeting,​​ on Thursday, April 25, 2024, at 8:30 a.m. in our main office in the Vista Center, 

2300 N. Jog Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33411. ​ 

This event is an open forum for Contractors, Architects, Engineers, and other Construction Professionals to provide feedback on our services, discuss ongoing enhancement projects, and exchange ideas on how staff can improve both existing and proposed services. 

If you are unable to attend you may send a representative in your place or attend by Webex 

Please RSVP by or before April 19, 2024 for either in person or by Webex attendance. Registration Link: https://survey.pbcgov.com/s3/PZB-Building-Industry-Stakeholders-Registration


Beginning the week of April 15, Clerk of the Court Recording Services within the Permit Center will be available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon and 12:45 pm 4:30 pm (last sign in a​​t 4:20 p.m.)

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 Broc​​hure​​

​​Notice for Roofing Contractors

Letter To Contractors Sunset of Affidavits​​​​​​​​​​​​

New “Text Your Inspector” feature added to the ePZB Portal!​

Permit holders now have the ability to send messages to the inspector right from the portal!​

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Our Building Construction Inspector's work schedule has been adjusted to more effectively accommodate construction industry professionals in our community.


​​ Building Construction Inspector work hours are 
Monday—Friday from 7:00 a.m.—3:30 p.m. 

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.

Clerk of Court services are available Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon and 12:45 pm 4:30 pm (last sign in at 4:20 p.m.)

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:



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.   

 Building Hours of Operation

Main Office 2300 N. Jog Rd.
West Palm Beach

Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Last sign in time for permit center counter at 4:30 p.m.

South County Office (Limited Services)
345 S. Congress Ave.
Delray Beach

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Effective March 1st, CLOSED WEDNESDAYS)

Inspectors work
Monday through Friday
7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Upcoming Holiday Closures:
Monday, May 27th - Memorial Day​

Meeting In Progress public hearing notices ​

 Meetings Calendar

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