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Permits

Permit Application

To apply for a permit within the corporate limits of the City of West Palm Beach, download and complete the two-page application below, and bring it to:

Development Services
401 Clematis Street, 1st Floor
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
Between the hours of 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday


PLEASE NOTE: Effective June 26, 2014 city building permit fees are following the Schedule “B” permit fee schedule.

Permit Information

As a customer-focused, continually improving and accountable team, the mission of Development Services is to protect the life, health, safety and welfare of the community in the built environment through the efficient enforcement of all applicable laws, codes and ordinances.

All Permit Applications must be submitted with payment in person at the City of West Palm Beach Development Services, 401 Clematis Street, 1st Floor. Plan review fees are due upon submission of plans with the permit application and based upon an estimated valuation. Additional fees and charges will be required upon completion of plan review and prior to issuance of permits.

When the plan review process is successfully completed, you will be contacted by Development Services notifying you that your permits are ready and advised of any additional fees that may be due at that time. You have six months from the date of issuance to commence work before the permit will expire. Requests for extensions must be done in writing and in advance of the expiration date.
For more information, please call 561-805-6700 or visit our E-GovPlus (One-Stop-Shop).

Permit Application Process


When applying for a permit a standard permit application is used for all scopes of work but the requirements will vary according to the scope of work. The applicant must:

  1. Completely fill out and verify that all information is accurate and correct on the permit application.
    1. Location address must be correct.
    2. Must have the correct parcel control number for the location address.
      The parcel control number can be obtained by accessing the Property
      Appraiser's Public Access System. Contact phone (561) 355-2890
    3. Contractor information must be up to date and the contractor’s signature must be notarized.
    4. If the Property Owner is a “New Owner”, a copy of the recorded Warranty Deed must be submitted.
  2. Two (2) complete sets of plans must be submitted; 3 sets are required if a Special Threshold Inspector is to be used.
    1. Plans shall be signed and sealed by the Architect and/or Engineer.
    2. 2 sets of Product Approvals.
    3. 2 sets of Energy Calculation’s are required, signed and sealed.
    4. 1 copy of Soil Density Report.
    5. 2 sets of Truss Drawings signed and sealed.

Permit Status Help

To check permit status, go to the following web page:
  1. Click here to go to One-Stop-Shop Permit Status
  2. Enter permit number and click 'Search'
  3. Click on the underlined permit number.
  4. Click 'More Information'
  5. For plan review status, click 'Plan Reviews'
  6. to see the notes for a review, click the underlined number in the 'Notes' column for the review trade, or
  7. to see the notes for all reviews, click 'Details' which is above the 'Reviewer' column.

Permit Fee Schedule

This is the current permit application fee schedule for the City of West Palm Beach Development Services.

PLEASE NOTE:  Effective June 26, 2014 city building permit fees are following the Schedue "B" permit fee schedule.

Permit Fee Schedule                    Permit Fee Calculation Sheet

Permit Forms

Florida Lien Law Pamphlet

Any person applying for a building permit to make improvements to real property consisting of a single or multiple family dwelling up to and including four units should download and read this statement from The Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Florida’s Construction Lien Law

Florida Building Code


Link:  Florida Building Code