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Frequently Asked Questions

Important note: These answers may not apply in every situation, but are provided to give general direction in answering the most common questions. 


When Are You Open?

We are opened Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except on Wednesday when we open at 9:30 a.m. (Some applications may take some time to perform final processing. Please time your arrival accordingly.)

What Is Your Address, Telephone Number, Fax Number?

Department of Development Support and Environmental Management
435 North Macomb Street, 2nd Floor
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Telephone: (850) 606-1300
Fax: (850) 606-1301

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Is My Permit Ready Yet?

In most cases, staff will contact you within 24 hours of the completion of the full review. For more details about expected wait times, please see our questions about Process Timelines. If you do not hear from our office in due time, or if you need additional information. Please call our offices at 606-1300 or you may wish to check your permits online

Where Can I Review a Copy of the Building and Environmental Codes?
Copies of the Building Codes are available for review at the Public Library and at the Department of Development Support and Environmental Management Office. 

For tips on the most common issues to consider during the residential construction permitting process, please click here.