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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
Finance
(386) 986-3723
Human Resources
(386) 986-3718
Fire (Non-Emergency)
(386) 986-2300
Purchasing
(386) 986-3730
Parks & Recreation
(386) 986-2323

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

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Contractor Permit Types

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Boathouse

We have tried our best to provide all the information necessary on this page to help you understand the process for permitting your project from beginning to the end.   Please contact our office if you have additional questions. 

A Boathouse is considered any covered dock.   

The permit pay be submitted in person at City Hall or through our online permitting process.  The same method for submittals/corrections must be followed until the permit has been issued (if you submit online, the process must follow one line and vice versa)

**Regardless of the submittal method, you may follow the progression of your permit application online.  www.palmcoastgov.com/eplanreview using the guest access and your address or permit number.

The permit review is usually completed within 3-5 business days. If additional information or corrections are necessary, an email notification will be sent with the details.

 An automatic email will be sent when the permit application has been approved.  Payments can be made online or in person regardless of submittal method.

Approved documents are to be printed from the website (or picked up if submitted manually) and are to be at the site when the inspector arrives.

The inspections identified on the job card/online inspection tab are required for your project.   If you feel there are missing inspections or something is not required, please contact the plan reviewers at 386-986-3782.  

Inspections can be scheduled through the online permitting portal or by calling our automated inspection system at 386-986-4747. 

When the inspector has been assigned to your inspection, an email notification will be sent containing the inspector's name and phone #.  You may contact him directly for a two hour time frame for arrival. 

The permit will remain active for six months from the date of issuance, if the permit expires without the required inspections, a new permit will be required.

A dock/boathouse may not extend into the waterbody more than 12' unless such waterbody is 100' or more in width; if so, same may extend 16', in both instances at right angles to avoid to and from the property line abutting the waterbody.  All boathouses must have a hip style roof. with a minimum roof pitch of 4 1/2:12.  The maximum length of roofs located over a dock slip, dock lift, or water on saltwater canals shall be 26 feet of dock roof for the first 60 feet of property frontage, plus four feet of roof length for every five feet of property frontage thereafter, not to exceed 46 feet.

Roofs must be the same material and color as the principal structure and can be a maximum height of 13' above the seawall cap.

Construction on the Intracoastal Waterway requires all appropriate state and federal permits prior to submittal in addition, a database search from Florida Natural Areas Inventory, US Fish and Wildlife Services to list plan and animal species that have potential to occur on the property.  (Army Corp of Engineers, Department of Environmental Protection, St. Johns River Water Management District)

What is required to apply for a permit?

  • Permit application
  • Roofing Worksheet identifying Product Approval for roofing and underlayment types
  • Sealed drawings to include electrical if applicable
    • Licensed electrician if applicable
  • Site plans/survey - include all existing and proposed structures and setbacks to property lines. Check our files - http://records.palmcoastgov.com/
  • Proof of property ownership - recorded deed or property appraisers office printout
  • Construction lien law affidavit - for any job greater than $2,500
  • Notice of commencement (certified copy) this is required for any improvements to your property greater than $2,500.The notice of commencement is to be filled out, and recorded with the Flagler County Clerk's office in Bunnell. IT is not required at the time of permit issuance, but will be required prior to any inspections.

To get an estimated cost for your project, please use our online fee calculator - https://www.palmcoastgov.com/government/building/fee-calculator

You may make application using our online permit submittal - http://www.palmcoastgov.com/eplanreview

(A signed permit application or an owner builder affidavit will not be required for upload if using the online submittal portal)

Staying Informed 

  • The current status of your permit from beginning to end is available through our online permitting portal - www.palmcoastgov.com/eplanreview 
  • An automatic notification system will provide you status changes for plan review status (with notes), permit status, inspection requests and results.   
    • You will also receive a notification when the inspector is assigned to your request.   To get a time frame of when to expect the inspector, you may contact he/she directly. 

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