Building Inspection Division


The 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.

Online Permit Submission

Online (electronic) permit submission is now required for all permit types. Please see more information on the Online Permit Submission page in the 'fly out' menu to the left.

Appointments and Office Hours

Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please call 904-255-8211 during our regular business hours to schedule an appointment if you would like to visit our offices.
We are located on the 2nd Floor of the Ed Ball Building at 214 North Hogan Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202.

Florida Building Code 7th Edition (2020)

The Effective Date for the Florida Building Code, 7th Edition (2020), is December 31, 2020. It can be accessed online for free at the Florida Building Commission website,
Documents for permits submitted on or after January 1, 2021 will need to reference and comply with the Florida Building Code 7th Edition (2020).

Certificates of Use and Converting Use Building Permits

If you have questions about Certificates and Converting Use Building Permits please start with the link in the flyout menu on the left.

Contacting Us by Phone

(904) 255-8500

  • Select Option 1 to schedule or inquire about an inspection
  • Select Option 2 for Zoning and Land Use
  • Select Option 3 for Building Trades, signs or landscape violations
  • Select Option 4 for Permit and Inspection Information
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Click below for more information about other areas in the Building Inspection Division: 

Joshua Gideon,C.B.O.
Chief, Building Inspection Division
City of Jacksonville
214 North Hogan Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
(904) 255-8521