The Building Division is responsible for the implementation of the Florida Statewide Building Code, through building plan review, permitting and inspections. Additionally, the Division implements the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) standards, guaranteeing membership in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
The State of Florida adopted a statewide building code, which became effective on March 15, 2012, (current edition - 5th Edition effective July 1, 2015). Information on the statewide building code can be found at the Florida Building Commission website. Additional building codes and standards information and practices can be obtained by contacting Building Official at 941-316-1966, Ext.2511, or at Florida Building Code Online.
The Town of Longboat Key requires certain types of work to be permitted under Chapter 150, Buildings, Section 150.30, Building Permit Required.
If you have a question as to whether a permit is required for proposed work, please contact the Building Official at 941-316-1966, Ext 2511. A list of exemptions from permitting for minor work is listed in Ordinance 04-12 (Building Permit Minor Work Exemptions).
All permit applications are required to be signed by the license qualifier and notarized. The following types of permit applications may be faxed to the office: water heaters, mechanical HVAC change-outs, and subcontractor applications associated to a building permit. All others shall be delivered in person or mailed.
When requesting an inspection, please include the following information:
a) Permit Number
b) Street Address
c) Inspection Type
d) Name of Contractor
e) Name of contact for scheduling inspection
f) Phone number of contact for this inspection
g) Date request inspection
All permit applications and plans are reviewed for compliance with the Florida Statewide Building Code and/or applicable trade code (i.e., plumbing code, electrical code, etc.). No permit shall be issued until the proposed plans clearly indicate compliance with all applicable codes.
The Town of Longboat Key requires that all contractors be registered with the Building Division and must maintain, with the Planning, Zoning and Building Department, copies of required valid state and/or local contractor’s license and proof of general liability and workman’s compensation insurance. Please contact the Building Division, at 941-316-1966, to verify the status of licensing and insurance documents on file with the Department. Click here for current listing of licensed area contractors. For new or updating of current registrations, please complete and return the following forms:
Contractor and Design Professional Registration Form
Contractor Electronic Notification Authorization Form
Affidavit of Workers' Compensation Coverage
Hire only licensed and insured design professionals (i.e., architects, engineers, etc.) and contractors. Check to see the status of disciplinary actions or complaints with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations.
The Building Official has issued the following building code interpretations:
Calculation of Square Footage
Swimming Pool Fence Barriers
941-316-1966 Ext 2511