Building & Inspections

Building & Inspections

The Building & Inspections Division issues building permits, reviews building plans, and inspects all facets of construction including structure, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, gas, fences, and signs. The Division ensures compliance with state and local land development and building codes.

Click on the menu options to the left for more information or to obtain a permit.

***News & Updates from the Building Division***

Adoption of the 2017 FBC 6th Edition

Effective Jan. 1, 2018,¬†the Building Department will be operating under the 6th Edition (2017) Florida Building Code. All plans submitted after Monday, Jan. 1 must meet or exceed the updated code and all plans must include the statement “Plans conform to the 6th Edition (2017) FBC.”
An analysis of the changes from the Department of Business & Professional Regulation is available online at
For more information, please contact Jessica at 833-9605.

Electronic submittals are now required. Instructions on the electronic submittal process.


The Building Permits & Inspections office is located at:

City Hall Annex
105 Miracle Strip Pkwy. SW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Josh Stevens, Chief Building Official
(850) 833-9616