Digital Plans via ProjectDox
In the near future, the Building Division of the Development Services Department will be accepting all plans digitally. As this process gets closer, we will update the information. We will also hold seminars and training sessions for the industry to ensure you are kept up to date on this process. In the meantime, if you wish to submit digital plans for review, it remains an option. For more information on this process or to submit a plan, please contact Caroline Puell at (561) 805-6659 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura Marchant at (561) 805-6658 or email@example.com.
Upon application and fee payment, design documents submission options are as follows:
- Upload plans and supporting documents via the ProjectDox portal with digital signatures of design professionals as applicable; use the required naming convention for each document.
- Include a CD if design professional digital signatures are to be provided as required; use the required naming convention for each document.
- Include a CD with one set of traditional paper design documents signed and sealed as required if not providing digital signatures; use the required naming convention for each document.
- One set of traditional paper design documents subject to administrative fees to digitize the documents.
For additional information, please visit: www.wpb.org/projectdox/
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Lead Based Paint Regulations
EPA regulations now require contractors working on or around lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built prior to 1978 to be EPA certified and follow work practices to prevent lead contamination.
Florida Building Code 5th Edition in Effect
On June 30th, 2015, the 5th Edition of the Florida Building Code took effect.
- All permit applications will be identified for the Code in effect on the date of submission.
- Projects currently underway will be required to meet the Code under which they were applied for.
Flood and Hurricane Hazard Protection and Preparation Information
Annual Update on the Floodplain Management Plan Implementation
As a result of our participation in FEMA’s Community Rating System program, the City is required to create an annual progress report. Click here to view the City’s Plan.
Permit Application Forms
The City of West Palm Beach uses the Palm Beach County-Wide/Municipal Building Permit Application Form. Blank forms are available from our office, or can be printed from our Permit Forms web page.