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Building Services
Responsibilities & Permit Information
The Building Division of the Development Department is responsible for all construction-related activities, including construction review, permitting, and inspections. The City requires a permit for most construction activities including (but not limited to):
  • Windows & doors (new/replacement)
  • Concrete/paver driveway, sidewalks, patios             
  • Fences (new/replacement)
  • Sheds
  • Carports & screen rooms
  • Swimming pools, spas & enclosures
  • Signs, awnings, banners
  • Seawall repair
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  • Plumbing & electrical (new/additions/replacements)            
  • Garage door replacement
  • Storm shutter installation
  • Boat docks, lifts & davits
  • Wood decks
  • Interior/exterior renovations & additions
  • Roofs (new/replacement)
  • Air conditioning (new/replacement)
  • Tree removal            

As a homeowner, you may obtain a building permit for work you are doing on your home. However, unless you reside in your home, a licensed contractor must do the work. The following items do not need a permit:
  • Fascia and soffit installation and repair
  • Gutter and downspouts repair/replace
  • Installation of water softeners
  • Vinyl siding repair/replace
  • Wall and floor covering

Call us to assist you!
If you are unsure if you need a permit, please call the Building Division at (727) 853-1047.

Contact Us

Mike German
Building Official 

5919 Main St.
New Port Richey, FL 34652

Ph: (727) 853-1047
Inspection Hotline:
(727) 853-1048
Fx: (727) 853-1052 

Permit Counter Hours
Monday - Tuesday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm 

Wednesday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Thursday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm