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Building Permits: How do I submit for one in Jacksonville, Florida?

December 15th, 2023 | 2 min. read

By Legacy Engineering

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Starting a residential construction project requires obtaining a building permit from the county where your project is located. The process involves several steps, including necessary inspections, which are crucial for the county to issue the permit. This can be a complex procedure, so it's important to be well-prepared and informed about the specific requirements and steps involved in your county.  

As a private provider in the northeast Florida region, we are here to assist you with the building process and guide you toward the proper submission method per jurisdiction. Unfortunately, Legacy cannot issue building permits as you must go through the county, but we are available for questions and guidance. 

Navigating the process of obtaining a building permit for residential construction can be a daunting task, but it's a crucial step in ensuring the legality and safety of your project. As a trusted provider in northeast Florida, Legacy Engineering is committed to simplifying this process for you. While we can't issue building permits ourselves, we are dedicated to offering guidance and support every step of the way.

When submitting for a residential building permit, some several key documents and requirements must be fulfilled. From architectural and structural plans to truss packages and inspection results, each component plays a vital role in the approval process. Additionally, certain jurisdictions may have specific submission guidelines and additional requirements, such as asbestos surveys or clearance sheets.

The following must be included when submitting for a residential building permit:

If the following are underlined links, click to be redirected to further permitting information within our website. 

Additional submission requirements: 

  • Asbestos survey
  • Asbestos follow-up survey 
  • Clearance sheet 

Links to submission site: per northeast Florida jurisdiction

Some jurisdictions may require an in-person submission while others have an online portal. View the links below to view the inspection, document, and additional requirements per your jurisdiction.


Clay County Municipalities

Clay County

Duval County Municipalities: 

City of Jacksonville

Atlantic Beach

Jacksonville Beach

Nassau Municipalities: 


Fernandina Beach

St. Johns Municipalities: 

St. Augustine Beach

St. Augustine 

St. Johns

Understanding your local regulations and familiarizing yourself with the permitting process is essential for a smooth experience with the building department. Our comprehensive list of links to submission sites for various northeast Florida jurisdictions aims to empower you with the information you need to navigate this process effectively.

When submitting, it can be complex to understand what documents need to be submitted and what inspections need to be completed. It is important that you thoroughly research your local regulations and become familiar with the permitting process to navigate the building department.

With the links provided, we hope that you up your knowledge and can submit for your permit and begin building. By taking the time to research and gather the necessary documentation, you can expedite the permit approval process and move one step closer to turning your residential construction project into reality. Legacy Engineering is here to support you along the way, ensuring that you have the resources and knowledge needed to successfully obtain your building permit and begin building with confidence.

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