The City of Fernandina Beach requires that building permits be obtained prior to making any improvements, repairs or alterations to a property.

Florida Building Code - 2017 Building Code (6th Edition):

"Chapter 1‚ Section 105‚ (1)105.1 Required.
Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit."

 ** Per Deputy Building Official Terry Cotter, Effective June 10, 2019 through June 30, 2019 there will be a limited number of inspections conducted daily.**
** In an effort to provide better service for our citizens and contractors, we have temporary taken down our online applications in order to revise them and make them more user friendly. Thank you for your patience at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. **

 Building Permit Applications available here. FY 2018-2019 permit fee schedule available here. Permit applications are accepted until 4:30PM each day.

To view and access our new online system click on the link below: