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What We Do

The Community & Economic Development Department now comprises six distinct divisions:

  1. Planning
  2. Building
  3. Code Enforcement
  4. Sustainability
  5. Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) 
  6. Economic Development

Together, our six divisions play a vital role in the department's mission to protect and enhance the physical environment of the City and provide for the highest possible quality of life for its residents. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Perform plan reviews and site visits
  • Process permits and schedule final inspections 
  • Conduct inspections
  • Issue notices
  • Assist residents and contractors with building and code enforcement requests
  • Enforce building and zoning codes 
  • Provides information and assistance to current and potential business owners
  • Meet with and assist citizens, Realtors and Staff who are stakeholders in local Economic Development

Things to Know

Section 105.1 of the Florida Building Code Requires the Issuance of a Permit: Any owner or owner’s authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any impact-resistant coverings, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be performed, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.

FLBC Section 110 General Inspection(s) Construction or work for which a permit is required shall be subject to inspection by the building official and such construction or work shall remain accessible and exposed for inspection purposes until approved. Approval as a result of an inspection shall not be construed to be an approval of a violation of the provisions of this code or of other ordinances of the jurisdiction. Inspections presuming to give authority to violate or cancel the provisions of this code or of other ordinances of the jurisdiction shall not be valid. It shall be the duty of the permit applicant to cause the work to remain accessible and exposed for inspection purposes. Neither the building official nor the jurisdiction shall be liable for expense entailed in the removal or replacement of any material required to allow inspection.

Forms and applications can be found in the Document Center
Schedule of Fees

The Economic Development portion of this Department facilitates the creation of new jobs, along with the development of quality retail and dining opportunities for the Community. Current and potential business owners, citizens, realtors are provided information and assistance to navigate looking for a place to live, work or start a business.

Whether you are looking for a place to live, work or start a business, Staff can answer your questions so please reach out to us.


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