Commercial Permits

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How to Obtain a Commercial Permit

Submission Process:

The following are our requirements for a commercial permit application:

  1. Please contact the Kellie Collins, Development Services Coordinator at 904-541-3814 or to schedule a Development Review Committee (DRC) meeting.

    Upon completion of DRC please provide 2 complete sets of plans (See button at left for Commercial Plan Requirements).

  2. You may check the progress of your plan review online. (See button at left).
  3. A copy of the recorded deed showing ownership of the property OR signed lease agreement. You may obtain a copy of your deed from the Recording Department in the Clay County Courthouse or by visiting the Clerk of the Court’s
  4. A plot plan/survey that shows all standard submittal requirements including all lot grades, finish floor elevations, sidewalks, and locations of required tree plantings, as well as the building(s) existing and proposed and driveway(s). This shall be presented to the Zoning Division/Department. If this is approved the below applies.
  5. If any portion of the proposed building(s) lie within a flood hazard area, a flood permit shall be required. An elevation certificate shall be signed and sealed by a surveyor prior to pouring the slab. A final elevation certificate shall be required at final inspection.
  6. If your proposed building(s) are being served by a septic system you shall contact the Clay County Health Department for a septic tank permit. Call them at 904-278-3784.
  7. Provide the following for all plans required for plan review prior to getting a commercial permit (See button at left).
  8. Fill out the Building Permit application (See button at left).
  9. Obtain a Preconstruction letter from the Engineering Division, 904-284-6301.
  10. Obtain a 911 address verification from GIS Division (See button at left).


Important Notes:

  1. If the home lies within a platted subdivision, a form board certification is required at slab inspection.
  2. A Notice of Commencement shall be required on any job with a value equal to, or greater than $2,500. Please bring a picture identification, such as a driver’s license, if you require the services of a notary (See button at left).
  3. If job value is less than $25,000 plans do not need to be signed and sealed by a Design Professional.
  4. If the job value is $75,000 or more than a Licensed Contractor will be required.


Building Division Review Fees

When submitting for plans review with the Building Division, the following fees are due upon submittal.


Building Division Review Fees

Value of job to be permitted:

 $25,000 to $100,000.99
 $100,001 to $250,000.99
 $250,001 to $500,000.99
 $500,001 to $1,000,000
 In excess of $1,000,000
 Revisions  $50 per submittal


Public Safety Division Review Fees

Value of Job to be Permitted:

 $0 to $100,000  $50
 $100,000 to $500,000  $100
 $500,000 to $1,000,000  $200
 $1,000,000 or greater  $300
 Revisions $0 to $500,000  $50
 Revisions $500,000 or greater  $100


Plan Review Fees must be paid prior to submittal.


Approval Process:

Commercial Permit Fees are assessed at $6 per $1,000 or fraction thereof of the total job value. Once your permit has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation that the permit has been approved or denied.  If payment was made online, he approved plan packet shall be available at our office location for pickup.  If the payment was made by mail or in person, you will receive your permit upon payment.

Payment Process:

Payments are accepted online at the link below:


Mailed payments should be sent to the address below:

Clay County Building Division

P.O. Box 1366

Green Cove Springs, FL  32043


Payments in person should be made at the following address:

Clay County Building Division

477 Houston Street, 3rd Floor

Green Cove Springs, FL  32043