Permitting Services

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Notice to Permit Applicants - Escambia County is required to comply with Florida Construction Lien Laws and all applicable state laws concerning construction permit applications and permit issuance. A completed application is required before we can assign you a permit number. A completed application requires the notarized signature of the contractor making application. If you need notary assistance, we will be happy to provide this when a technician is available.

A recorded Notice of Commencement is required for any work with costs of $2,500 or more. A certified copy must be provided. HVAC Changeouts require a recorded Notice of Commencement when costs are $7,500 and above.

You will probably need a permit if you are considering doing any of the following:

  • Building a new building
  • Adding to an existing building
  • Renovating an existing building
  • Demolishing an existing building
  • Erecting a prefabricated structure
  • Mobile home setup
  • Installing/Modifying other miscellaneous structures including fences, pools, decks, fireplaces, etc.

Permitting Application Forms & Information

The forms below must be printed and hand-delivered, mailed, or (depending on the form) faxed back to Building Inspections. We are currently unable to accept forms via e-mail. A separate building permit is required for each individual building.

Permit Fee Estimate Information & Forms

Please select and complete a Permit Fee Estimate Form below that is suitable to your project for receipt of an estimate of permitting fees. Completed forms should be faxed to (850) 595-3403. Your fee estimate will be faxed back to you. Remember: This is only a permit fee estimate. The exact final costs will be determined upon completion of the permit application process.

Trust Accounts

The application below is used to apply for a Contractor Trust Account. The purpose of a Trust Account is for depositing money into an account, allowing contractors to fax in their permit applications. This is only for all repetitive permits that do not need any land use certification or plans review. The establishment of a Trust Account requires a minimum $310 deposit; $10 of which is a fee for setting up the account. Complete instructions and procedures regarding Trust Accounts are contained on the two-page application form. NOTE: The original signed and notarized form must be hand-delivered or mailed.