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Automated Permitting

Telephone / Fax / internet Permitting

Leon County Building Plans Review and Inspection offers an expedited permitting service by which properly licensed contractors can obtain certain permits via:

Telephone (850) 606-1300

Fax Machine (850) 606-1301

Velocity Hall online permitting database

These are for simpler projects that do 
not need plan review prior to issuance.

How do I apply for this service?
To set up your company for this service, you will need to establish an operating account with our office. All we need is your contractor’s license number, a notarized letter signed by the licensee listing who is authorized to obtain permits for the company and prepayment into a reserve account that will be debited as you obtain permits.

Additionally, Leon County offers an internet option for obtaining certain types of permits.  Included in the permit options available online are solar photovoltaic and solar thermal installations.  To qualify for this permitting option, you will need to have a master file established.  This master file should include two complete sets of manufacturers installation instructions, along with electrical installation plans and plumbing plans for thermal installations.  Both sets of plans will be reviewed for compliance with all applicable construction codes.  One set will be retained by the County as a "master" and one set returned for on-site inspections.

On January 14, 2014, the Leon County Building Plans Review and Inspections Division initiated a new program which will allow the electronic review of all permit applications and plans for new single family dwellings.  The program is called Project Dox and allows the applicant one of three different ways to submit permit applications for electronic review and permitting.  If you are interested in taking advantage of this new electronic review process, you can access the Project Dox web site by clicking here.

Automated Alteration Permits Types

  • Electrical Service Change Outs
  • Mechanical System Change Outs
  • Plumbing Fixture Replacement
  • Gas Fixture Replacement only (No generators or new gas fixture Installations) .
  • Swimming Pool Vinyl Liner Replacement
  • Shingle Roof Replacement
  • Vinyl Siding Installations
  • Solar Panel Installations
  • Windows and door Replacement part of a previous approved master plan.

What information is needed for a permit to be issued?
To request a permit, all you need is your company name and account number, a contact person in your office along with the property owner's name, the address of the job site, parcel identification number (if available), a brief description of the work performed and an estimated cost of the service. It is our goal to issue most permits within one work hour of receipt.

If you are interested in setting up an account or desire more information, please call 606-1300 or come by our office located at 435 North Macomb St., Renaissance Center, 2nd Floor.