Building Department


Hurricane Procedures Building Department

Hurricane Ian Building Department Information 

In response to Hurricane Ian, all Building Inspections will be canceled for September 27, 2022 and until further notice. As a reminder, all construction site material, debris, and related materials must be secured or removed immediately. 

Thank You and Stay Safe Everyone!

The functions of the Building Department are to:

  • Protect the general health, safety, and welfare of the public
  • Enhance the quality of life for residents
  • Administer and enforce the City's codes
  • Eliminate unsafe buildings


As part of the enforcement process, major permits are issued for:

  • Building (PDF)
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Mechanical (heating, cooling, refrigeration)

A permit is also required to erect a fence and for other minor construction projects such as storage sheds. If you are not sure whether or not a permit is required, call the Building Department at (941) 721-2166 before you proceed with your improvement.

Please click on the link below to visit the web address. Here you can:

  • Apply for a Building Permit
  • Check results and/or schedule Building Inspections
  • Search any City of Palmetto address to view the Building Permits

Link: Access my Gov