Building Inspections

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The Building Inspections Division conducts plan review and inspection services to ensure the integrity of all new buildings and major improvements to existing structures built in the unincorporated areas of the county and to ensure that all residential and commercial construction is in compliance with state and local building requirements.

(850) 595-3550
3363 West Park Place
Pensacola, FL 32505

Permitting Services

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.

Contractor Licensing and Investigations

Contractor licensing is a function designed to safeguard the health, safety and public welfare of Escambia County and its citizens.

Contractors who wish to obtain building permits in Escambia County may do so if they hold a State of Florida Certificate of Competency, are registered with the State through Escambia County or hold an Escambia County Certificate of Competency.

Escambia County Construction Boards

There are three different boards under the purview of the Building Inspections Department. Agenda and minutes for each board can be found here.

The BID Inspections Fund Advisory Board (IFAB) meets quarterly to make recommendations concerning the Building Inspection Department’s budget, service fees, costs, and other related financial matters. Please check the calendar for the next scheduled IFAB meeting.


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