Building Department

The Building Department provides professional certified plan review, permitting and inspection services related to the construction and renovation of residential and commercial buildings in the City of Atlantic Beach, Florida.

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Quick Links

2017 Florida Building Code
2018 International Property Maintenance Code
Atlantic Beach Code of Ordinances
Do I Need A Permit?
Permit Applications and Supporting Documentation
DBPR Contractor License Search
Contractor Registration Requirements


                                                                                                  Steps to Obtaining a Building Permit

1. Contractors must register themselves and their companies with the Building Department.
See: Contractor Registration Requirements
Note: If you are a homeowner and want to apply for a building permit, you must submit the following Owner-Builder Affidavit. Some permits may not be pulled without a qualified license.

2. Submit your permit application and supporting documentation to the Building Department.
We are located in City Hall at 800 Seminole Road, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233.
See: Do I Need A Permit?
See: Permit Applications and Supporting Documentation
Note: Only COMPLETE applications with all necessary documentation will be accepted. Incomplete applications will be returned on the spot. The same is applicable for revisions submitted after your initial application.

3. Check your email for possible correction comments from department plan reviewers.
Depending upon your application type, you could have 1, 4 or possibly more departments reviewing your application.
Note: The email you provide on your permit application is the email our plan reviewers will send their correction comments to.

4. Submit corrections to comments.
Once EVERY plan reviewer completes their review of your application, you may submit corrections in order to fulfill the items noted in the correction comments received, or, if you wish to amend the criteria of your application.
All corrections to comments and revisions MUST be submitted with a Revision Request/Correction to Comments Sheet.
See: Revision Request/Correction to Comments Form

5.  When your application has been approved by all necessary departments, our front office will notify you that your permit is ready for payment and pick up.
We will call the phone number(s) listed on your permit application to contact you.

6. Pay for your permit.
You may pay in person or over the phone (If paying by credit card, VISA or MasterCard only.)

7. Pick up your permit and supporting documentation.
You may pick up your permit and any accompanying documentation during our regular office hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.


                                                                                                             Inspection Requests

After your permit is issued and you begin construction, you must call in inspections as needed. To request an inspection, please call our Inspection Line at (904) 247-5814 BEFORE 4:00pm for next-day inspections.

On your voicemail please provide:
Permit #
Requested date for inspection (if other than next day)
Job address
Inspection type(s) requested
Contact name and phone number

Contact the Building Department
(904) 247-5826

800 Seminole Road
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
building-dept@coab.us
Fax: (904) 247-5845
Office Hours:8:00am-5:00pm
Monday-Friday