Department of Development Support
and Environmental Management

 

Building Applications

Please check your Homeowners Association (HOA) Covenants and Restrictions for any applicable limitations and approval process they may have. Approval of your building permit application by Leon County does not absolve you from your HOA Covenants & Restrictions responsibilities.

New Single Family Home Permitting Information Packet

New Single Family Home Permitting Information Packet

The following documents would only be provided if they were applicable

Inspections and Inspections Codes for this permit:

In addition to providing the appropriate applications mentioned above, this project would require construction plans drawn to a minimum ¼ inch scale that included a foundation, floor, elevation of each side, truss layout, framing, roof framing, electrical, and beam sizes plans to withstand a 120 mph wind speed.

Mobile Home and Standard Design Manufactured Home Permitting Information Packet

Mobile Home and Standard Design Manufactured Home Permitting Information Packet

The following documents would only be provided if they were applicable

Inspections and Inspections Codes for this permit:

In addition to providing the appropriate applications mentioned above, this project would require the engineered manufactured plans approved by Florida State construction plans for the foundation, pier spacing, and tie-down method to withstand a 120 mph wind speed.

Residential Design Manufactured Home Permitting Information Packet

Residential Design Manufactured Home Permitting Information Packet

Emergency Generator Permitting Requirements Permitting Information Packet

Emergency Generator Permitting Requirements Permitting Information Packet

Inspections and Inspections Codes for this permit:

Residential Existing Single Family Home Permitting Information Packet for Addition(s)

Residential Existing Single Family Home Permitting Information Packet for Addition(s)

The following documents would only be provided if they were applicable

Inspections and Inspections Codes for this permit:

In addition to providing the appropriate applications mentioned above, this project would require construction plans drawn to a minimum ¼ inch scale that included a foundation, floor, elevation of each side, truss layout, framing, roof framing, electrical, and beam sizes plans. The design plans would only contain the type of plan sheets applicable to the addition project.

Residential Existing Single Family Home Permitting Information Packet for Renovation

Residential Existing Single Family Home Permitting Information Packet for Renovation

  • Prescreening Checklist Completed
  • (B-1) Building and Environmental Permit Application
    • Environmental Permit would be require only if square footage was added
  • (E-1) Affidavit of Ownership and Designation of Agent
  • (B-4) Notice of Commencement Form
  • (B-12) Leon County Registered Contractor's License Application
  • Existing Single Family Complete Permitting Process Procedural Checklist
    • This document provides greater detail on the items needed for the building permit application.
      This would include the following:
      • Parcel Identification
      • Legal access to the property
      • Site plan
      • Energy Form
      • Roof Truss Layout, if applicable
      • Application Fees
      • Plan Review Fee, based on the sq. ft. and payment at the time of submittal
      • Invoice for City of Tallahassee Sewer and Water Fees, if applicable
      • Florida Department of Health Leon Environmental Health Program Septic layout plan to be part of the site plan, if applicable

The following documents would only be provided if they were applicable

Inspections and Inspections Codes for this permit:

In addition to providing the appropriate applications mentioned above, this project would require construction plans drawn to a minimum ¼ inch scale that included a foundation, floor, elevation of each side, truss layout, framing, roof framing, electrical, and beam sizes plans. The design plans would only contain the type of plan sheets applicable to the renovation project.

CONTRACTORS Online Applications packet information

The Contractors Online Permit process is ONLY for Licensed Florida Contractors and is meant for simple projects that DO NOT need plans and plan review.

If the CONTRACTORS Online Permit is used to submit a permit for one of the following:

  1. Plan review;
  2. A project that requires multiple trades;
  3. One portion of an electrical generator permit; and/or,
  4. A permit that should have been listed as a LB permit;
the permit will be voided, and the permit fee will not be refunded.

Permitting Information Packet

  • (B-1) Building Permit Application
  • (E-1) Affidavit of Ownership and Designation of Agent
  • (B-4) Notice of Commencement Form
  • (B-12) Leon County Registered Contractor's License Application
  • (B-15) Leon County Specialty Contractor's License Application, if applicable
    • Building Permit application document provides greater detail on the items needed.
      This would include the following:
      • Parcel Identification
      • Legal access to the property
      • Scope of Work that is clear and concise covering all work to be done
      • Contractor address, name, number and email address

The following documents would only be provided if they were applicable

INDUSTRIAL Permitting Information Packet

INDUSTRIAL Permitting Information Packet

The following documents would only be provided if they were applicable

Inspections and Inspections Codes for this permit:

In addition to providing the appropriate applications mentioned above, this project would require construction plans drawn to a minimum ¼ inch scale that included a foundation, floor, elevation of each side, truss layout, framing, roof framing, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and beam sizes plans to withstand a 120 mph wind speed.

In addition, the information provided in this list does not contain the requirements and items needed for the Development Services and Environmental Divisions. Please ensure to check their webpage for items they require. 

COMMERCIAL Permitting Information Packet

COMMERCIAL Permitting Information Packet

The following documents would only be provided if they were applicable

Inspections and Inspections Codes for this permit:

In addition to providing the appropriate applications mentioned above, this project would require construction plans drawn to a minimum ¼ inch scale that included a foundation, floor, elevation of each side, truss layout, framing, roof framing, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and beam sizes plans to withstand a 120 mph wind speed.

In addition, the information provided in this list does not contain the requirements and items needed for the Development Services and Environmental Divisions. Please ensure to check their webpage for items they require.

SOLAR Permitting Information Packet

Permitting Information Packet

Inspections and Inspections Codes for this permit:

The FBC requirements include a wind analysis of the host structure prepared by a Florida Register Engineer. This document is required to ensure that the panels have been attached properly and can withstand hurricane force winds up to 120 mph.

SIGN Permitting Information Packet

Sign Permitting Information Packet

The following documents would only be provided if they were applicable

Inspections and Inspections Codes for this permit:

In addition to providing the appropriate applications mentioned above, this project would require construction plans drawn to a minimum ¼ inch scale that included a foundation, floor, elevation of each side, truss layout, framing, roof framing, electrical, and beam sizes plans. The design plans would only contain the type of plan sheets applicable to the renovation project.

Contact us

Development Support and Environmental Management
435 N. Macomb Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Tel: +1 850 606 1300
Fax: +1 850 606 1301