Building Division

Building Permits Office Location and Hours - Phone: 561-742-6350
City Hall, 100 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach, FL 33435 

  • Mon - Fri.,  8 am - 4 pm: Permit applications and re-submittals are accepted.
  • Mon - Fri.,  4 pm - 5 pm: Only inquiries and issuance of processed items will be handled.

Inspection requests must be received by 3:00 pm in order to schedule an inspection for the following business day. 

This information is to help you with the permitting process.  Depending on type of permit, you may need to  find and download permit forms and applications (below). 

Projects that Require a Permit

Typical projects that require a permit include, (but are not limited to):

  • Additions / Alterations
  • Ceiling fans / Lights (New Circuit)
  • Change of Use or Occupancy to a Building or Specific Tenant Space
  • Decks
  • Electrical panels, Circuits
  • Fences and Pool Barriers 
  • Fireplace and fireplace inserts
  • Garage and carport conversions
  • Gas Lines
  • Heating and cooling systems
  • Kitchen and Bathroom remodels
  • Outdoor Kitchens
  • New homes and buildings
  • Patios and/or Patio Covers and Roofs
  • Photovoltaic (solar) systems
  • Racking
  • Reroofing
  • Retaining and Seawalls
  • Room additions
  • Screen Rooms and Enclosures
  • Sheds
  • Shower or tub enclosure replacements
  • Siding/Stucco
  • Signs 
  • Skylights
  • Solar for swimming pools and water heaters
  • Swimming pools and spas
  • Tenant Improvements
  • Termite / Dry rot Repairs
  • Water Heaters
  • Water Service
  • Whole House Fans
  • Window replacements 

Projects that Do Not Require a Permit

Typical projects that typically do not require a permit include, (but are not limited to):

Gas:

  • Portable heating appliance.
  • Replacement of any minor part that does not alter approval of equipment or make such equipment unsafe.

Mechanical

  • Portable heating appliance.
  • Portable ventilation equipment.
  • Portable cooling unit.
  • Steam, hot or chilled water piping within any heating or cooling equipment regulated by this code.
  • Replacement of any part that does not alter its approval or make it unsafe.
  • Portable evaporative cooler.
  • Self-contained refrigeration system containing 10 pounds (5 kg) or less of refrigerant and actuated by motors of 1 horsepower (746 W) or less.
  • The installation, replacement, removal or metering of any load management control device.

Plumbing

  • The stopping of leaks in drains, water, soil, waste or vent pipe, provided, however, that if any concealed trap, drain pipe, water, soil, waste or vent pipe becomes defective and it becomes necessary to remove and replace the same with new material, such work shall be considered as new work and a permit shall be obtained and inspection made as provided in this code.
  • The clearing of stoppages or the repairing of leaks in pipes, valves or fixtures and the removal and reinstallation of water closets, provided such repairs do not involve or require the replacement or rearrangement of valves, pipes or fixtures.

Emergency repairs
Where equipment replacements and repairs must be performed in an emergency situation, the permit application shall be submitted within the next working business day to the building official.

Minor repairs
Ordinary minor repairs may be made with the approval of the building official without a permit, provided the repairs do not include the cutting away of any wall, partition or portion thereof, the removal or cutting of any structural beam or load-bearing support, or the removal or change of any required means of egress, or rearrangement of parts of a structure affecting the egress requirements; nor shall ordinary repairs include addition to, alteration of, replacement or relocation of any standpipe, water supply, sewer, drainage, drain leader, gas, soil, waste, vent or similar piping, electric wiring systems or mechanical equipment or other work affecting public health or general safety, and such repairs shall not violate any of the provisions of the technical codes.

General
•         Painting, papering, flooring, and similar finish work.
•         Cabinetry (NOT associated with Kitchen and Bathroom remodels) 
•         Repair of Toilets, Sinks and Faucets
•         Appliance Replacement (plug in)
•         Home Playgrounds
 

The City Commission passes and adopts the Building Division Fee Schedule in compliance with State Statutes. 

Click this link to submit an on-line permit application. 

1. Click Building Permit Submit Application - Select User Class 

2. Select the user class of “Owner/Agent” 

Submit Application - Select User Class, owner/agent

3. Complete the fields in each step and make payment. 

4. Please make note of your application number as you will need it to make payment at the last page of this process.  

5. After payment you will then receive an e-mail link to complete a form and submit the required documents. 

6. We always recommend checking both your inbox and your junk mailbox as it may be delivered to the recipients junk mailbox. 

7. Please be patient as we process your submittal. You can easily check your status online by following the easy directions on this page under FAQ “How do I check the status of my permit application or view plan review comments?” 

You can check the status of your application or view the comments by clicking Click2Gov Building Permit - Select Permit

1. Enter your 6-digit permit application number to check status, and you will see the overview of the application. To the left is a green menu, please click “Plan Tracking Status”. 

plan tracking status

2. The review steps will display. If the “Action Summary” status is in an “NA” (Not Approved). Click on the “Agency Description” 

3. Next Page scroll down to Action History. Click on to see comments. 

Action history with action description

For any questions concerning plan review, please contact the appropriate discipline at the beginning of the comments or direct to Buildingm@bbfl.us. Please note, to ensure the most efficient plan review on your project, all steps must be complete by the City’s staff before any corrections can be submitted. Corrections and Revisions are submitted through the same link above, Click2Gov Building Permit - Select Permit 

In the left bottom you will see “CORRECTION AND REVISION DOCUMENT UPLOAD” This will take you to a form for uploading documents. 

In addition, the” Ready for Issuance” step must AP and payment made before the permit can be issued. Please refrain from calling or e-mailing if the ‘Ready for Issuance’ step is open for 3 days or less. 

1. Click this link Click2Gov Building Permit - Select Permit and choose “plan tracking status” in the green menu to the left. 

2. The Action Summary Must all be in AP status for the permit to be issued.

plan tracking status AP

You can make a payment easily on line with a Credit or Debit Card as well as an e-check. Please have your permit application number, your payment information and click this link to pay, Click2Gov Building Permit - Select Permit 

1. In put the permit application number  (XX-XXXX) 

Select permit and include application number

2. Choose Application Fees on the left green menu 

application fees button

3. Choose “Pay All Fees” and follow the payment information. 

pay all fees button

Corrections and Revisions are submitted through Click2Gov Building Permit - Select Permit.  Please note, to ensure the most efficient plan review on your project, all steps must be complete by the City’s staff before any corrections can be submitted. 

In addition, the Ready for pick up step must have status "AP" and payment made before the permit can be issued. Please refrain from calling or e-mailing if the ‘Ready for Pick Up’ step is open for 2 days or less.

Revisions are submitted through Click2Gov Building Permit - Select Permit.  

1. To the left green menu choose, CORRECTION, REVISION AND REINSTATEMENT DOCUMENT UPLOAD 

2. Complete the form and Submittal type will be Reinstatement. 

submittal type reinstatement

3. Staff will review your request and add the required fee so you may pay permit online as well. Please see “How do I make a payment?” And email will be sent to the e-mail you provided for communication. 

You will receive an e-mail message containing a link to download your approved permit packet. The email message will be sent to the email address that was provided. 

Email the recorded and certified NOC directly to BuildingM@bbfl.us or to your Application Technician or Specialist.

We advise you as Contractor of this project to follow the County’s process for obtaining a certified copy onsite for all material per Florida Statute 713.13 and 713.135.

You can schedule your inspection online or by phone call. 

Inspections will be scheduled the next business day. All inspection requests made after 3:00 pm will not be scheduled the next business day. However, they may be scheduled for the day following the next business day if called after 3:00 pm.

Online:

  • Schedule your inspection online at Click2Gov Building Permit - Select Permit .  
  • You must have your permit application number and the 7 digit pin number associated with the permit (Building, Electric, Plumbing, etc)  will each have a different pin. A permit pin will be provided on your permit card once your permit is approved and issued.
  • Please be sure your authorized personnel have this pin to ensure smooth inspection scheduling.

Phone Call: 

  • You may also request inspections by calling our Inspection Line at 561-742-6355 by 3:00 PM.

Inspections are posted on our website the day of the inspection by 8:15 am.   

1. Please click this link Daily Inspections - Laserfiche WebLink  

2. Find your inspection by the type of inspection, permit number or the address.

3. Look to the right side of the schedule to the yellow time frame. 

You can check permit history for CLOSED PERMITS by clicking Building Records - Laserfiche WebLink

1. Find the name of the street (they are in alphabetical order) 

2.  Then look for the address of that street.  

3. Double click that file and the permit files for that address will display. 

4. Double click the file you would like to view. 

*Note* You can check current permit applications and permits that were never closed out at this link Click2Gov Building Permit - Select Permit.  There are a few choices to find the property. Please see below.  

current permit applications and never closed out: Building Permit - Select Permit

Please visit the permits page to learn about other types of permits such as beach parking decals, fire alarm permits, boat launch decals and special events permits.  

Building Division Forms: