Construction Services and Permitting

Mission Statement 

Construction Services and Permitting provides quality service that is informational, efficient, comprehensive and helpful to the public. Our intention is to safeguard life, health, property and public welfare by regulating and controlling the construction, quality of materials, and approved usage of all buildings and structures within the City of St. Petersburg.
Our responsibility includes administration and enforcement of current Florida Building and Florida Accessibility Codes. We also manage Flood Plain Administration and related Federal, State, and City laws and ordinances.

Key Focus Areas:

  • Ensuring construction and renovations are done to City and Florida building codes
  • Management and mitigation of flooding hazards through local and federal construction guidelines
  • Application of current best practices and construction methods

Top 10 Questions for Permitting


Permit Fees Collected

This department is self-funded through the collection of permit and related fees. All expenditures are dedicated to departmental activities. 

Annual Revenues

Annual Revenues collected through permitting. Fiscal year runs October 1st - September 30th. Current year reflects year to date revenue.

Permits Issued

These are the building related permits issued. Permit types issued include: building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire, gas, etc.

Construction Value by Category

This tracks value of different types of residential and commercial construction projects. Values are reported at time of permit issuance which could significantly increase or decrease the monthly totals.

Construction Value

Construction Values are reported by applicants and relate to the level of building activity in the city. 

Inspections by Trade

This chart shows the number of inspections for past three years by type.

Single Family Detached New Construction

This is based on current fiscal year data. 

Top Ten Construction Values Citywide 2017