Building Department FAQs
1. What is needed for a permit?
- Completed permit applications need to be signed by the license holder or authorized agent. (Letter of approval needed)
- Copy of signed contract between the property owner and the contractor showing the valuation of work to be performed.
- If valuation of work to be performed exceeds $2,500 ($7,500 for mechanical) a Notice of Commencement must be recorded with Pinellas County and a copy must be submitted with the permit application or before the 1st inspection.
- Three copies of drawings and/or plans (signed and sealed, if required) pertinent to the work being performed.
2. Do my subcontractors need permits?
- Indian Shores does NOT use subcontractor cards; therefore, the permit application for your trade will need to be completed and submitted prior to scheduling for any subcontractor inspection.
3. When are inspections?
- All inspections are scheduled Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10:00 AM AND 3:00 PM.
4. When do inspection requests close out and who do I call?
- The cut off time to be put on the next day Inspection Schedule is 3:00 PM. You can call (727) 517-3940 or by clicking on the Building Permit Inspection link on the front page of the Building Department.
5. How long is my permit good for?
- By the International Building Code regulations, a permit is ONLY good for 180 days after its issuance.
6. What do I need to have to book my inspection?
- Leave the permit number, type of inspection required, and requested date.
7. I failed my inspection, what do I do?
- Failed inspections will be charged a $25 re-inspection fee and must be paid before another inspection can be scheduled.