Quick Contact Numbers

Main City Number / Customer Service
(386) 986-2360

Animal Control
(386) 986-2520
Building Insp. & Permits
(386) 986-3780
Business Tax Office
(386) 986-3766
Code Enforcement
(386) 986-3764
Communications & Marketing
(386) 986-3708
(386) 986-3723
Human Resources
(386) 986-3718
Fire (Non-Emergency)
(386) 986-2300
(386) 986-3730
Parks & Recreation
(386) 986-2323

Flagler County Info Line
(386) 313-4111
Flagler County Sheriff
(386) 437-4116

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Building Department Hours : 8am - 5pm

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As of January 1, we are now using the 2020 FBC and the 2017 National Electrical Code

Building Services is responsible for receiving building permit applications, assuring contractors are properly licensed and insured, reviewing plans for compliance with the Florida Building Code, routing applications to other departments for review, issuing permits, performing inspections and maintaining records.

Homeowner Permitting
Contractor Permitting

Q&A For New Builders
Permitting Application Documents
Permit Submittal, Plan Review and Inspection Procedures
Pool Documents
Stormwater and Engineering

Per City ordinances, silt fencing and other erosion control measures (e.g. straw bales, etc.) need to be installed on all sides of the property prior to removal of vegetation / excavation activities. With respect to the front yard erosion control measures, they can be installed at the downstream end of any roadside swale adjoining the property.

Silt fencing needs to be maintained for duration of construction through sod and landscape installation.

Damaged or non-functioning silt fencing including that adversely affected by heavy rains needs to be promptly re-installed and maintained.

Plan submittal regulations and requirements
Helpful Documents and Information
Resolve an Expiring or Expired Permit
Plan Review and Inspection Information
Zoning and Landscaping
Contractor Registration
How Do I Become a Contractor

Contracting construction work without a license is a serious offense in Florida, and there are a number of ways that you can get into trouble. Because the stakes are so high, and the penalties steep, it’s important to understand contracting in Flagler County / Florida.

There are two major contractor’s license in the state, Registered or Certified.

A Registered Contractor is licensed through a local municipality and may only practice within the city or local area where the test was administered and passed. The license is regulated through a local licensing board. You may be considered to work in another jurisdiction if they will reciprocate and honor the license issued. A local business tax receipt is required in any jurisdiction that accepts your license.

To find out what type of licensure is required to work in Flagler County: library.municode.com/fl/flagler_county/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=FLCOCOOR_CH8BUCO_ARTICOLICO_S8-5TYAUCO

To become a registered contractor within Flagler County, please contact the Flagler County Contractor Licensing Department www.flaglercounty.org/departments/contractor_licensing/index.php

You may be surprised that even though a state license may not require, a local licensed is required for the following:

  • Drywall Installation
  • Fence Installation
  • Paving (roads, parking lots, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, patios, driveways)
  • Stucco
  • Shed Installation
  • Irrigation Sprinklers (may be performed by a licensed plumber)

A Certified Contractor is licensed through the State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations and is valid throughout the entire State. A local business tax receipt is only required in the jurisdiction of your business office.

To find out what types of licensure is required by the state: www.leg.state.fl.us/STATUTES/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0400-0499/0489/Sections/0489.105.html

To become a Florida State Certified Contractor, please contact the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations - www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/construction-industry/

To see a list of locally licensed contractors in The City of Palm Coast, click here - www.palmcoastgov.com/search/contractors

If you are licensed and want to register your license with the Building Division - www.palmcoastgov.com/government/building

Utility Department

Application for water and sewer is made as a part of submittal for a new construction permit. Fees are paid at the time of permit issuance

How Do I request a PEP Tank installation?

The request is made in the same manner as your building inspections. All requests are made through the permitting system and the Utility Department will receive your request.

The PEP tank can be requested when the home is at the finished framing stage. This will allow the Utility to coordinate other components of the installation such as scheduling a bore if needed; coordinate with FPL to assure underground power is not placed in the construction boundaries, or to schedule for a pole hold if needed. This timeline will prevent any unnecessary damage to existing sod or landscaping and help the Utility to complete this process without delays in construction.

  • Pep tank site to be clear of construction debris (dumpsters, porta-lets, temp power poles, etc.)
  • Trees cannot be located within the tank site
  • A clean-out must be installed on the sewer stub-out by the house as a reference point to assure the tank is placed at the proper elevation. (stakes driven in the ground by the stub-out is not acceptable as a permanent mark)

How do I request a water meter?

The request is made in the same manner as your building inspections. All requests are made through the permitting system; the Utility Department will receive your request and a work order for installation will be generated. The request can be made once the permit is issued.

To make a request for the water meter, the following requirements must be met:

  • Permit issued
  • Lot cleared
  • Vegetation is cleared in a 5’ diameter around both front survey pins
  • Obstructions removed

Master File Instructions
Private Provider Utilization
Code Assessment / Review of Plans
Building Permit and Inspection Utilization Report

Homeowners - Protect Yourself

If your contractor fails to pay subcontractors or material suppliers, they have a right to enforce their claim for payment against your property. This claim in known as a construction lien.

Detailed information may be found in Florida Statute 713 Part 1 http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0700-0799/0713/0713.html

If you have questions legalities of the Florida Lien Law, please contact an attorney for advice.


Building Official
Patrick Buckley Chief Building Official (386) 986-3786 pbuckley@palmcoastgov.com
Building Services
Building Services (386) 986-3780 buildingdivision@palmcoastgov.com
Building Plan Review
All Plan Review (386) 986-3782
Harold Allen Senior Plan Examiner (386) 986-2357 hallen@palmcoastgov.com
Josh Munson (386) 986-4736 jmunson@palmcoastgov.com
Chris Piscitelli (386) 986-2574 cpiscitelli@palmcoastgov.com
Fire Plan Review
Lee Miller (386) 986-3783 wmiller@palmcoastgov.com
Josh Munson (386) 986-4736 jmunson@palmcoastgov.com
Building / Fire Inspections
Robert Martin Chief Building Inspector (386) 986-7848 rmartin@palmcoastgov.com
Lee Miller (386) 986-3783 wmiller@palmcoastgov.com
Mark Gibson Plumbing Inspector (386) 285-7087 jmgibson@palmcoastgov.com
Mike Kraski Building Inspector (386) 286-2016 mkraski@palmcoastgov.com
Thomas Stauffacher Building Inspector (386) 986-7930 tstauffacher@palmcoastgov.com
Forest Willis Building Inspector (386) 529-4445 fwillis@palmcoastgov.com
Chris Piscitelli (386) 986-2574 cpiscitelli@palmcoastgov.com
Jim Walker Building Inspector (386) 529-4112 jwalker@palmcoastgov.com
Ken Sandoe Building Inspector (386) 986-9364 ksandoe@palmcoastgov.com
Tony Gaetano Building Inspector (386) 286-2055 agaetano@palmcoastgov.com
Robert Sims Building Inspector (386) 986-7887 rsims@palmcoastgov.com
Brian Taylor Building Inspector (386) 986-8002 btaylor@palmcoastgov.com
Josh Munson (386) 986-4736 jmunson@palmcoastgov.com
Building Services Supervisors
Barbie Bembry Permitting Supervisor (386) 986-3785 bbembry@palmcoastgov.com
Zoning Services
Zoning (386) 986-3751 planningdivision@palmcoastgov.com
Zoning Plan Review
Katie Taing Community Development Technician (386)-986-4742 ktaing@palmcoastgov.com
Alisha Mobley Planning Technician (386) 986-4733 amobley@palmcoastgov.com
Cindy Chiri-Goncalves Planning Technician (386)-986-4737 cgoncalves@palmcoastgov.com
Jacqueline Gonzalez Senior Planning Technician (386) 986-3753 jgonzalez@palmcoastgov.com
Planning Plan Review
Damaris Ramirez Planner (386) 986-3750 dramirez@palmcoastgov.com
Estelle Lens Planning Technician (386) 986-2655 elens@palmcoastgov.com
Planning and Zoning Supervisors
Ray Tyner Deputy Chief Development Officer (386) 986-3745 rtyner@palmcoastgov.com
Tracey Doak Zoning Supervisor (386) 986-3751 tdoak@palmcoastgov.com
Pep Tank
Eric Serrano Utility Systems Technician Lead (386) 986-2372 eserrano@palmcoastgov.com
Ivan Sanderson Utility Systems Technician Lead (386) 986-2371 isanderson@palmcoastgov.com
Ralph Hand Utility Supervisor (386) 986-2380 rhand@palmcoastgov.com
Water Meter
Richard Sydor Utilities Supervisor (386) 986-2369 rsydor@palmcoastgov.com
Mike Hughes Utility Supervisor (386) 986-2359 mhughes@palmcoastgov.com
Locates Plan Review
Candace Stone Senior Staff Assistant (386) 986-2539 cstone@palmcoastgov.com
Jordan Myers Environmental Planning Technician (386) 986-2320 jmyers@palmcoastgov.com
Don Schrager Deputy Director (386) 986-4789 dschrager@palmcoastgov.com
Tim Baker Engineering Technician (386) 986-4726 tbaker@palmcoastgov.com
Drainage Questions
Drainage Questions (386) 986-2360
Stormwater Division (for active permits only)
Stormwater Active Permits (386) 986-4750
Don Schrager Deputy Director (386) 986-4789 dschrager@palmcoastgov.com
Conrad Troha (386) 386-5096 ctroha@palmcoastgov.com
Robert Gross (386) 986-5071 rgross@palmcoastgov.com
Parren Flanagan (386) 986-7882 pflanagan@palmcoastgov.com
Gabriel Bertola (386) 986-7660 gbertola@palmcoastgov.com