Building Permit Applications

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The Building Inspection Division is responsible for the plan review, permitting and inspection of all construction activity, sign permits, and the interpretation and development of code requirements relating to building, housing and landscape improvements.

The division staff reviews and inspects all landscaping to new single family units, commercial and multi-family projects and encourages water conservation, the preservation of trees and coastal vegetation. The staff provides technical assistance to the Planning and Zoning Division for review of development applications.

What to know before you get started

  • Historic Preservation: Is your property located within a Historic District or individually listed on the Local Register of Historic Places? Is your property eligible for historic designation and able to receive the benefits of historic preservation? Contact the Historic Preservation Division for more information. 
  • Right-of-Way: Is a right-of-way dedication required? Before designing new construction or other site improvements, check the ultimate right-of-way measurement for your street(s) in Table MBL-1 of the Mobility Element, adopted as part of the Always Delray Comprehensive Plan. If your street isn't listed or for additional assistance, contact the City Engineer at (561) 243-7000, ext. 6220.

Plan and Permit Review Checklist

Please use the following documents in preparing submittals for review:

Note: Please do not use any email address to schedule, change or cancel inspections. This can be done under Web Permits through the Building Permits Self-Service tab with your permit number. Or you can call us between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at (561) 243-7200.

Permit Applications & Forms

Listed below are applications, forms and checklists that you can download from this site. You can fill these out ahead of time and simplify your application process. The checklists, calculation tables and requirements provide further information on what you need to submit with your application.

All permits will require signed contracts with two signatures. Signatures must include owner OR tenant AND contractor of record OR design professional of record.

 Four sets of plans will be needed if submitting to the Town of Gulf Stream. 

Permit Applications

Additional Documents

 Customer Service Survey

The Building Division would greatly appreciate any comments or concerns you would like to share about our department and/or your experience with us!

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