The Building Department duties are to enforce the local and state codes regarding the construction and maintenance of the buildings and structures in an impartial manner in order to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Islamorada, Village of Islands. Building Department services include:
- Intake of Building Permits,
- Building and Trade Plan Review,
- Issuance of Building Permits,
- Maintain Permit Records as required by State law,
- Inspections during Construction,
- Permit Extensions,
- Issuance of Certificates of Occupancy,
- Contractor Registrations,
- Floodplain Management,
- FEMA Inspections,
The Building Department strives to communicate and educate contractors, developers, citizens, and design professionals on Florida Building Code related issues and procedures in place to preserve the quality of life for our community.
WHEN A PERMIT IS REQUIRED
A Building Permit is required for most types of construction work within the Village. Please click this link to determine which types of projects do not require a Building Permit. If your project is not listed, a Building Permit is required.
EXPEDITED PERMITTING “WALK-THROUGH WEDNESDAYS”
Certain permits are available for expedited permitting between the hours of 9:00AM - 2:00PM every Wednesday. All applications must be complete and include all required paperwork in order for the permit to be processed and issued. Permits that qualify for “Walk-Thru” will be completed within one to two business days. Below is a list of the specific permits that qualify for “Walk-Thru” permitting:
- A/C Unit Replacement
- Change of Copy of Existing/Approved Signage
- Driveway (with no ROW)
- Electrical Service Upgrades/Replacements
- Hurricane Shutters
- Interior Renovations of Residential Structures
- Irrigation Systems
- Prefabricated Sheds
- Railing Replacement
- Renewal of Expired Permits
- Screen Room Enclosures
- Siding Replacement
- Tiki/Chickee Huts
- Window and Door Replacement
HOURS OF CONSTRUCTION
Construction hours are between 7:30 a.m. until sundown every day of the week.
To schedule an inspection please call (305) 664-6440. Please include your permit number, type of inspection being requested, inspection address, contact name, phone number and any access code needed to enter the property. We cannot process your request without this information.
All inspections scheduled after 7:00 a.m. will be performed for the next business day. If an inspection is called in prior to 7:00 a.m. it will be performed on the same business day.
State-certified and registered contractors that wish to conduct work in Islamorada, Village of Islands must register with the Village by submitting all applicable documentation found on the Contractor Registration Checklist.
When contracting for home repairs or improvements it's important to proceed with caution. Hiring an unlicensed contractor can result in other consequences including additional damage to your property. A licensed contractor has the necessary education, skills, and expertise to perform the work, and has also acquired the insurance protections his license requires. To verify a contractor’s State license or file a complaint against a State licensed contractor, call 1-850-487-1395 or visit www.myfloridalicense.com. You may contact the Monroe County Licensing Coordinator at (305) 289-2583 to inquire if a contractor is properly licensed with the County or if you want to obtain a Certificate of Competency with Monroe County.
FORMS OF PAYMENT
The Building Department accepts checks, money orders and cash. Credit Cards payments are acccepted through the CityView portal.
Chief Building Official
Carlota de la Sierra
Building Services Coordinator
Senior Plans Examiner/Inspector