Building Official

Neal Schwartz bofficial@holmesbeachfl.org 941-708-5833

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BUILDING DEPARTMENT




DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC, CITY HALL IS CLOSED TO
ALL WALK-IN TRAFFIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
PLEASE SUBMIT PERMIT APPLICATIONS AND ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTS TO THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT
ELECTRONICALLY BY EMAILING PERMITS TECHS Brenda or Maria OR FAX TO 941-708-5812. LARGE PLANS MAY BE
DROPPED OFF AT THE BACK DOOR OF THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT.
WE ARE STILL CONDUCTING INSPECTIONS AS SCHEDULED. THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS CONDITIONS DICTATE.



City of Holmes Beach
Building Department
5801 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Phone - 941-708-5833     Fax - 941-708-5812
 INSPECTION LINE -  941-708-5800 Ext. 261


COUNTER HOURS 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.


Neal Schwartz, Building Official
Angie Birdwell, Building Department Administrator
permits@holmesbeachfl.org
 (Brenda Wynn, Permit Tech)

permittech@holmesbeachfl.org (Maria Mossa-Facheris, Permit Tech) 

Important "Flood & Hurricane Protection Information" may be found under the "Community" link. 

Commercial construction activities, operation of construction equipment and commercial lawn care activities are prohibited on Sunday and the following holidays:  
New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

COMING SOON: Building Department Permit Application and associated forms will soon be available for download.

Contact the Holmes Beach Building Department for questions pertaining to: 

  • Permitting
  • Zoning
  • Elevation Certificates and Surveys  
  • Holmes Beach Land Development Code
  • Contractor and subcontractor information 
  • Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) 
  • Flood Insurance Requirement   
  • Hurricane & Flood Awareness Information

Additional Contact Information:

Dept of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR)

800-704-1076          (https://www.myfloridalicense.com/wl11.asp

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

877-332-4307 main#   (http://www.dep.state.fl.us/)
861-6357 local

FEMA

800-358-9616
(http://www.fema.gov/

FDOT

941-359-7300
(http://www.dot.state.fl.us/

Manatee County Property Appraiser

941-748-8208
(https://www.manateepao.com/dnn

Sunshine One Call

800-432-4770 (To locate UG Utilities) 
http://www.sunshine811.com

West Manatee Fire Rescue

941-761-1555                 (http://www.wmfr.org)

Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD)

800-423-1476               (http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/

 

Permit Requirements - Property owners who are having work done are usually not familiar with local building codes and believe a contractor will make sure that a building permit has been obtained. Remember: The property owner is ultimately responsible for having a building permit on the job.

Obtaining a building permit for the work being done assures you that the Florida Building Code and City of Holmes Beach Codes are being followed. A certified Plan Reviewer examines the plans and a certified Building Inspector does the inspections.

Working without a required permit:  If the Building Inspector or Code Enforcement Officer finds work in progress without the required permit, the contractor is cited and this can result in having to pay triple fees for the permit and/or fines. It is advisable to contact the Building Department at 941-708-5833 before starting any work on your property to determine if a permit is required.

FOR LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE INFORMATION:

Municode  (www.municode.com)     (Click on "Online Library" )

WHEN AND HOW TO OBTAIN A BUILDING & FLOODPLAIN DEVELOPMENT PERMIT: 

Almost all construction activities require a permit from The City of Holmes Beach prior to commencing work.

New construction demolition or additions, major remodeling, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, roofing, docks, lifts, seawalls, fences, pools, spas, screen rooms, windows & doors, sheds and accessory structures would be included in work that needs a permit. 

Any major work that disturbs the ground (new structures, additions, demolition & pools) requires a permit and also an Erosion Control (silt fence) permit prior to commencing this work.

To apply for a permit: 

Building permit applications and associated forms are available at the building department, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.  They must be submitted to the building department for review by the Plans Reviewer.  Applications usually take 5-10 days for approval, longer for more involved projects.  ONLY CONTRACTORS OR AUTHORIZED AGENTS CAN SUBMIT AND PICK UP PERMITS. 

ALL REQUIRED PAPERWORK MUST BE INCLUDED AT TIME OF SUBMISSION. ONLY COMPLETE PERMIT APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED!

Starting work without a permit is prohibited, a stop work order will be issued and a triple fee will be accessed when the permit is applied for.

INSPECTIONS are called in to our inspection line, 941-708-5800 ext. 261.  Please call at least one day in advance, and prior to 3 p.m.  

When application is made for a building permit:  the Building Department permit techs ensure the contractor is properly licensed and has the required general liability insurance and workman’s comprehensive insurance or an exemption.

When the work is completed:  a City building inspector then inspects the completed job to ensure it was done properly and complies with City and State codes. This protects you and your neighbors from substandard work that may result in subsequent damage (electrical fire, plumbing leaks, safety issues, etc.)

OTHER LINKS

Florida Building Code   (www.floridabuilding.org/c/default.aspx)
Sunshine One Call  (http://www.sunshine811.com)

The City of Holmes Beach aims to provide full accessibility to our programs, services, and activities unless doing so changes the fundamental nature of the program, service, or activity, or it creates an undue administrative or financial burden.  If you are not able to access any of the content of this website, please email the City Clerk at cityclerk@holmesbeachfl.org or call ADA Coordinator at 941-708-5800, ext. 226 so that we can provide a solution or provide the information in an accessible format.