Inspection Services

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION


The Effective date for the 2020 Florida Building Code (7th Edition), is 12:00 AM, December 31, 2020. All plans and applications submitted after 11:59 PM of the 30th must comply with the 2020 Codes. 

CITY HALL HAS REOPENED!!

Inspection Services hours are 7:30 am until 4:30 pm. The permit counter is open to walk-in customers from 7:30 am until 12:30 pm. Inspectors are available to meet in the office between 7:30 and 8: and typically between 2:30 and 3:30 on most days depending on work load. if you need to meet with the Building Official or Inspections Supervisor/Plans Examiner, you may do so at any time during the day. 

Plan Review

All permit applications with plan review must be submitted electronically using mygovernmentonline.org. Guidelines for creating an account and submitting online are available here.

If the permit requires plan review, original pdf files must be uploaded into the system during the upload portion of the application process. Paper plans are no longer being accepted as of April 1, 2020.

All documents such as NOCs should be uploaded into the permit application through the portal.

All documents that are required as part of the application and permit must be uploaded. Paper documents will not be accepted except for owner-builder forms.

Sub Permits

All sub permits associated with a project for Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Gas, Roofing and Fire systems must be submitted online as an Add-to existing permit. 

Contractor Registration

Contractor registration, new or renewal, must be a complete package submitted through the application portal or emailed to inspections@cityofpensacola.com.

Permit Extensions

Permits are valid for 180 days from the date of issuance. Each Inspection conducted also extends the permit out 180 days from the date of inspection. Inactivity or abandonment will cause the permit to expire and renewal is by repayment  of the fees. Permit extension requests must be submitted by email to inspections@cityofpensacola.com prior to expiration of the permit.

Inspections

Inspections for mygovernmentonline.org permits will need to be scheduled either online through the customer portal, or via telephone using the IVR system by dialing (866)957-3764 and choose option 5.

For all permit related questions please call Inspections Services at (850)436-5600.

For all customer portal and account questions please call My Government Online at (866)957-3764.

Responsibilities

Inspection Services is ready to help you carry out your building ideas in order to promote the preservation, growth, and development of the City of Pensacola. We work in conjunction with other government agencies to ensure community safety and welfare. Please feel free to call or visit our office if you have any questions.

We recommend that you contact us before you begin to make improvements or changes to your property. We can help you anticipate all possible requirements and assist with the construction process, from plan review to on-site inspections, so you are confident the project is appropriately located, adequately designed and constructed.

Contact Information

For any questions in regard to building codes, please email Inspection Services Administrator Jonathan Bilby.

For any permitting questions, please email inspections@cityofpensacola.com.

For scheduling inspections for permits issued prior to November 5, 2019 please call (850)436-5600. Inspections for permits issued in MyGovernmentOnline, must be scheduled online by logging in with the user account at MyGovernmentOnline.org. Inspections cannot be scheduled by email any longer.

Inspection Services converted to MyGovernmentOnline for our permitting and inspections on November 5, 2019. The link to the software program is available at MyGovernmentOnline.org.

In order to attempt to provide better customer service for walk-in customers, and allow staff adequate time to complete online permits, Inspection Services will be changing our walk-in hours for permitting.  The office will close to the public at 12:30 PM each day, effective February 3, 2020. The new walk-in hours for Inspection Services will be 7:30-12:30.  


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