Building Permits + Safety Inspections

The Building Division implements the minimum requirements of the Florida Building Code (FBC) and Broward County Administrative Provisions currently in effect to safeguard the public health, safety, and general welfare.
   
Online Permitting System
Building Permit Applications and Forms
Building Permit Guidelines

Construction Permits

The above is a list of work that requires a permit. Please note this is a list of examples and is not meant to be an all-inclusive list.
Add plumbing fixtures Fences Remodeling building interiors
Additions Garage conversions / doors Removal & trimming of trees
Air conditioning equipment Generators Roofs
Back flow preventers for your water lines Hurricane shutters Satellite dishes
Canopies/awnings Installation of electric devices and fixtures
​(other than those connected via a wall plug)
Screen rooms
Carport enclosures Installation of siding or soffit/fascia Security systems
Change a sewer line New buildings Sheds
Doors frames or windows Patios Signs
Driveways or sidewalks Pools or spas Water heaters
Electric or water service lines Porches                                                  

Inspections


You may call 954-457-1337 to request Inspections.

To assist our customers during the transition to the new permitting system we are temporarily taking inspections by phone as of Friday, October 16th 2015. Please register as a user by accessing the new Citizen Access Portal as of Monday October 19, 2015. 

40 Year Building Safety Inspection Program

 
The 40 year and older Building Safety Inspection Program was created in 2005 and has become effective throughout Broward County in January 2006. Modeled after Miami-Dade County’s program, which was established in the mid 1970s, Broward’s program calls for structural and electrical safety inspections for buildings 40 years old or older and every ten years thereafter. One and two family dwellings, U.S Government, State of Florida buildings, schools under the jurisdiction of the B.C. School Board, and buildings built on Indian Reservations are exempt from this program. Miami-Dade County’s effort exempts other buildings under 2,000 square feet while the Broward program excludes all buildings under 3,500 square feet. Both Counties have had instances of structural building failures. By having such a program in effect we are minimalizing the possibilities of future building failure and will be better prepared for hurricane winds.

Broward County 40 Year Building Safety Inspection Program Policy
40 Year Building Safety Inspection Form

Flood Elevation Information


The City provides base flood information, Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) information and Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) information to residents, insurance agents, real estate agents, and the general public free of charge. Flood information is available at the City’s Building Department during regular business hours. Please call (954) 457-1386 for information.

Flood Map

Building Division Hours of Operation

Office
​7:30 am – 5:00 pm
​ Monday – Friday
Construction Document Submittal
​​ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
​Monday – Friday
   
Inspection Hours
​ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
​ Monday – Friday
Field Inspectors are
​Available by Phone

​ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
​ Monday – Friday