Permits, Applications, Forms

  • NOTICE: All new residential and commercial plans submitted after Feb 1,2021 must be designed to be in compliance with the new FEMA maps.
    Please click on link and click on:  Preliminary Products issued on 06/29/2018 for Pinellas County, Florida.
  • Effective Immediately: Permit applications must include the homeowners notarized signature or the commercial property owners notarized signature.
  • Effective December 31, 2020:  All plans submitted must be in compliance with the 2020 7th Edition Florida Building Code
  • View:  Procedures For Processing, Reviewing, and Approving Building Permits and Application

Online Permit Application

Incomplete online permit applications will not be accepted, you will have to resubmit with proper documentation.

Procedures For Processing, Reviewing, and Approving Building Permits and Application

Attention: To minimize exposure between employees and the public, please pull all permits online.

Wondering what items you need a permit for?  Check out our list of projects that require a permit

Building Permits

Use the buttons below to check the status of a Building application or schedule an inspection.

Planning Permits

Use the buttons below to check the status of a Planning application or schedule an inspection.

Note: Building Inspection requests require a contractor web code provided by the City. Please email us at permits@stpetebeach.org to obtain your web code.

Permits & Plans Submission Info

Submitting Online Permit: Submit all documents online
Submitting Hard Copy Permit: Submit all documents in hard copy, including revisions
Submitting Plans: Plans larger than 11x17 should be submitted with two sets of stamped & sealed plans even if you have started an online permit.
Important Info: The Building Department will not accept mixed submittals e.g., submitted online & then documents dropped at our office or in the mailbox outside city hall. The only exception are plans larger than 11X17 need to be submitted in our office for a total of two copies.


Cumulative Substantial Improvements

Beginning July 1st, 2021, the City will be adopting an ordinance which will establish a 5-year time frame in which the total value of improvements over a 5-year period will not exceed 50% of the value of the structure as established when the 1st permit is issued after July 1. When the value does exceed the 50% threshold the original building must be brought into compliance according to the ordinance requirements for new buildings. Roofs and certain ancillary equipment such as hot water heaters and AC systems, may be replaced as necessary as determined by the City’s Floodplain Administrator. 



Forms & Notices