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Contractor Permit Types

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Building Commercial - new construction

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. 

Inquire about a development order for your project, please contact the Planning Division at 386-986-3736.

The building permit may be applied for at any time providing you have a complete permit package - regardless if the development order has been issued.  Incomplete packages will not be reviewed and will be returned/rejected. 

If you do not have a complete permit package but would still like your plans reveiwed for code compliance, you may submit for our code assessment plan review.  The cost is $1,300 and will cover building, mechanical, electrical plumbing and fire reviews.  The plans do not have to be signed and sealed and will not be returned.   This review is NOT associated with the application for permit but will provide you with the opportunity to have your plans reviewed and comments provided. http://docs.palmcoastgov.com/departments/building/permitting/codeassessmentapplication.pdf    (This can be submitted in person or using our online portal)

A complete package includes the general contractor and the mechanical, plumbing, electrical and roofing sub-contractors.

If you are building more than one structure, a separate permit is required for each structure.  Each package/set of plan must be specific to that particular structure and not part of a shared plan set. 

All contractors must be registered with the building division prior to application.http://docs.palmcoastgov.com/departments/building/contractor%20registration%20form.pdf

Check here to see if a contractor is registered in our database - http://www.palmcoastgov.com/search/contractors

In addition to the building construction permit, a separate site development permit will be required for all site work.  This permit can be applied for once the development order has been issued.

The building construction permit will not be issued until the site development permit is issued.   

Each building/structure requires a separate permit.


All communication is done through automated email notifications - please be sure to verify we have your correct email address on file. 

The processing time for the permit is usually 8-10 days.    

During the review process, if any additional information is required, you will receive an email with the details. Revisions can be submitted in the same manner you applied for the permit (manually or online) Reivions/Correction cannot be submitted during a review cycle.  All reviews must be completed before additional submittals.  

When the permit is made ready, payment can be made online through our website.   Once the permit has been issued, the job card, receipt and permit will be emailed to you.    If you have submitted online, the approved documents can be downloaded from our website.    

You may schedule inspections by calling 386-986-4747 or through the permit portal https://www.palmcoastgov.com/eplanreview

All approved documents are required to be available for the inspector when he arrives.   

Inspection results will be emailed through an automatic notification system.  

You can follow the progress of your project from start to finish on our website - https://www.palmcoastgov.com/eplanreview

Important Information

  • A foundation survey must be submitted prior to any vertical construction.

  • As-builts are to be submitted and approved prior to the final inspection.

  • A termite certificate prior to the issuance of the certificate of occupancy.

  • Re-inspections are charged at $40.00 and are due prior to the issuance of the certificate of occupancy. 

  • Revisions are charged at $40.00.

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

What is required to apply for a permit?  

  • Permit application

  • Signed and sealed construction drawings. (1 set) 

    • Include truss layout and fastening schedule

    • Plans submitted electronically must be sealed with a digital signature, we will not accept photocopies of a signed and sealed document. 
    • Plans submitted electronically must be uploaded as separate pages, each with a digital signature. 
  • Product approval specification sheet

  • Energy calculations

  • Roofing worksheet

  • Proof of ownership - recorded deed or property appraiser printout

  • Paid water & sewer capacity fee receipt

  • 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 Clerks office in Bunnell.It is not required at the time of permit issuance, but will be required prior to any inspections.

Get the estimated cost of your permit here - http://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 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.