Departments Building Division

Building Division

"The Clay County Building Division's mission is to serve customers with professionalism and efficiency through licensing, permitting and inspections to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our community."

Notice to all Contractors:

Effective August 4, 2014, any permit without an approved inspection in the previous 6 months will be suspended, along with all other permits open under your license.  An inspection cannot be scheduled until a $50 reinstatement fee is paid, & an inspection MUST be approved before any of your jobs will be released.

Per Section 105.4 of the Florida Building Code, Conditions of the permit:

105.4.1 Permit intent. A permit issued shall be construed to be a license to proceed with the work and not as authority to violate, cancel, alter or set aside any of the provisions of the technical codes, nor shall issuance of a permit prevent the building official from thereafter requiring a correction of

errors in plans, construction or violations of this code.  Every permit issued shall become invalid unless the work authorized by such permit is commenced within six months after its issuance, or if the work authorized by such permit is suspended or abandoned for a period of six months after the

time the work is commenced. If work has commenced and the permit is revoked, becomes null and void, or expires because of lack of progress or abandonment, a new permit covering the proposed construction shall be obtained before proceeding with the work. If a new permit is not obtained within 180 days from the date the initial permit became null and void, the building official is authorized to require that any work which has been commenced or completed be removed from the building site. Alternately, a new permit may be issued on application, providing the work in place and required to complete the structure meets all applicable regulations in effect at the time the initial permit became null and void and any regulations which may have become effective between the date of expiration and the date of issuance of the new permit. Work shall be considered to be in active progress when the permit has received an approved inspection within 180 days. This provision shall not be applicable in case of civil commotion or strike or when the building work is halted due directly to judicial injunction, order or similar process. The fee for renewal reissuance and extension of a permit shall be set forth by the administrative authority.

Building Division FAQ's

bulletorangeicon.pngAccessory Structure Permits
bulletorangeicon.pngAddition Permits (Residential)
bulletorangeicon.pngAlarm Permits
bulletorangeicon.pngDemolition Permits
bulletorangeicon.pngElectrical Permits
bulletorangeicon.pngIrrigation Permits
bulletorangeicon.pngMechanical Permits
bulletorangeicon.pngMobile Home Permits
bulletorangeicon.pngPlumbing Permits
bulletorangeicon.pngPool Permits
bulletorangeicon.pngRoofing Permits
bulletorangeicon.pngScreened Enclosures/Home Additions Permits
bulletorangeicon.pngSiding Permits
bulletorangeicon.pngSign Permits

Click on the above referenced permit link for the procedure and applications. If you have any questions please contact the Clay County Building Division at (904) 269-6307 or email at