IAS acreditedThe Building Inspection Division is responsible for ensuring that existing and future developments and construction comply with the Florida Building Codes and Jacksonville's building ordinances.

Thomas H. Goldsbury, P.E., C.B.O., LEED AP
Chief, Building Inspection Division
City of Jacksonville
214 North Hogan Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202

Please call (904) 630-1100 for Building Inspections main office.
Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Electronic Plan Submittal

We are pleased to announce that Electronic Plan Review (EPR) is now available for all building permits where document submittal is required.  Please see link in the Menu on the left of the page for more information.

Florida Building Code 5th Edition (2014)

The Effective Date for the Florida Building Code 5th Edition (2014) is June 30, 2015.
The Florida Building Code 5th Edition (2014) is available online here.
A revised Residential Plan Review Checklist reflecting changes for the Florida Building Code 5th Edition (2014) is available with Bulletin G-04-15.

Building Inspections

Online permit and inspection system,
Or you can call 630-1100 to schedule an inspection on work days from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Building Inspection Division Online Property Search can be used to obtain and print the information about building code violations, COs and research permit details. Use the "Guest Sign In" and "Search for" (Top Left) Property by Address. The address number is your link to the permits or Building code enforcement details. The permit number is your link to permit details. The CV tab is complaint/violation. Note; if you are not able to print the CO it was most likely generated from our old computer system.

You may email Brooks McClaine in our Archives section at BrooksM@coj.net.

You should also contact the officer of the day at Municipal Code Compliance 904-255-7000 to inquire about active Property Safety Issues and Mr. Bryan Mosier at the same number to inquire about abatement liens. A due-diligent check should also include our local utility company JEA 904-665-6000 to see if there are any utility holds in place.

Keep up to date with BULLETINS!

Register to receive all new bulletins through e-mail so that you will keep up with the latest changes and information from the city of Jacksonville Building Inspections Division.

View our BID Bulletin List page 

The City of Jacksonville Building Division is currently enforcing the 2010 Florida Building Code You can view an online copy here.

New Contractor Registration Registration Form Fillable100908.pdf (PDF 166k)

To search city Street names street name list.pdf

Report Unlicensed Activity to the DBPR!

Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation
     DBPR Hotline: (866) 532-1440 
DBPR Regional Progran Administrator: Sandra Rentfrow
     (904) 723-5814

DBPR Investigator: Raina Reagan
     (904) 723-5850


JEA Incentive Programs

State Energy Rebate Air Duct Leakage Form

Home Energy Evaluation Kit logo

Building Energy Raters are State Certified in Florida (and in other states). By Florida Statute (§ 553.990), only those individuals certified by the State are allowed to provide Energy Rating services in Florida. The search engine below will find Certified EnergyGauge Raters. 

Building Inspection Division Fax numbers:
Permit Counter and Notice Of Commencement Fax: (904) 255-8553
Plan Review Fax: (904) 255-8542
Landscape Fax: (904) 255-8569
Electrical Permits Fax: (904) 255-8553
Fire Marshal Plan Review and Inspection Fax: (904) 255-8559

Contact Numbers By Trade


Building Inspection Division Chief
Thomas H. Goldsbury, P.E., C.B.O., LEED AP
214 North Hogan Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Phone: (904)255-8799
E-mail: TomG@coj.net
Building Inspections Manager
Michael Byrd Sr., AIA
Phone: (904) 255-8505
E-mail: mbyrd@coj.net
Mechanical/Gas Supervisor
Ricky Weeks
Phone: (904) 255-8566
E-mail: rickyw@coj.net
Mechanical/Gas Asst Supervisor
Joe Bell
Phone: (904) 255-8568
E-mail: bell@coj.net

Landscaping Plan Review Supervisor
Michael Byrd Sr. AIA
Phone:(904) 255-8505
E-mail: mbyrd@coj.net
Landscape Plan Review
Jeff Lucovsky
Phone:(904) 255-8533

Building Inspections Supervisor
Robert Metcalf
Phone: (904)255-8526
Email: RMetcalf@coj.net
Building Asst Supervisor
Chuck Gibson
Phone: (904)255-8541
E-mail: CGibson@coj.net
Building Asst Supervisor
Robert Woods
Phone: (904)255-8539
E-mail: RWoods@coj.net
Electrical Supervisor
Jimmy Douglas
Phone: (904) 255-8567
E-mail: JDouglas@coj.net
Electrical Asst Supervisor
Rick Taylor
Phone: (904) 255-8565
E-mail: rataylor@coj.net

Plumbing Supervisor
Mike Robbins
Phone: (904) 255-8546
E-mail: MikeR@coj.net
Plumbing Asst Supervisor
John Skelton
Phone: (904) 255-8564
E-mail: jskelton@coj.net

Building Code Enforcement Violations
Larry Donahue
Phone: (904) 255-8365
E-mail: LDonahue@coj.net
Brooks McClaine
Phone: (904)255-8387
E-mail: BrooksM@coj.net

Quality Assurance
Joshua Gideon
Phone: 904-255-8521
Email: jgideon@coj.net