Building & Planning

The Building and Planning Department is responsible for the building and safety standards for the design, construction, use, and occupancy, of all buildings and structures within the City of Bradenton Beach. We provide plan review, permitting, and inspection services for new construction, additions, renovations, alterations, and remodels to assure all structures meet the minimum life safety standards of State and local building codes adopted by the City of Bradenton Beach. The Florida Building Code and Florida State Statutes regulating building and contractor requirements are accessible online.

PRE-PLAN MEETINGS: FOR DEVELOPMENT CAN BE SCHEDULED AS EITHER ON-SITE OR IN OFFICE APPOINTMENT BY CALLING THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT.   PLEASE SUBMIT ANY DOCUMENTS FOR PREVIEW BY THE BUILDING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT BY ELECTRONIC MEANS SUCH AS EMAIL OR FAX PRIOR TO THE PRE-PLAN MEETING.  

PERMITTING: TRADE CONTRACTORS OF ELECTRICAL, GAS, PLUMBING AND  MECHANICAL CAN SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR PERMITS ONLINE USING THE CITIZENSERVE ONLINE PORTAL.   ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED FOR COMPLETNESS AND ENTERED INTO THE ONLINE SYSTEM WITHIN TWO BUSINESS DAYS OF BEING RECIEVED VIA EMAIL OR HAND DELIVERED.  APPLICATIONS MAY BE REVIEWED FOR ZONING, STORMWATER, FLOODPLAIN AND BUILDING CODE COMPLIANCE AS DETERMINED BY THE SCOPE OF WORK BEING COMPLETED.  ONCE ALL REVIEWS ARE COMPLETE AND ANY DEFICIENCIES ARE MET BY THE APPLICANT, THE APPLICATION IS RETURNED BACK TO THE PERMIT TECH FOR A FINAL COMPLETNESS CHECK AND THE CONTRACTOR IS NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL THAT THE PERMIT IS READY FOR PAYMENT AND ISSUANCE.

INSPECTIONS WILL CONTINUE IN PERSON, BUT SUBJECT TO THE CDC GUIDELINES FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING.  ALL REQUESTS FOR INSPECTIONS CAN BE MADE BY CALLING OR EMAILING THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT BY 3:00PM THE BUSINESS DAY BEFORE THE REQUESTED INSPECTION.

Customer Service

Your development experience starts at our Building & Planning Department located at the Bradenton Beach City Hall. Staff will assist you with the processing of your development project and guide you through this somewhat complex process. After all of the reviews and approvals are complete, you will be ready to obtain your building permits.

Permits, Pending permits, Business Tax Receipts and more are available through our portal

To search a list of Pending Permits within the city, click on the CitizenServe link and then Reports at the top of that home page.  First time users can create a new user ID and password with their email address.  For Citizenserve Login and access issues click for help information.  All applications can be sent via email or hand delivered to the office for processing.

CitizenServe

Flood Information

The entire City of Bradenton Beach is located within a Flood Zone.  Being located on a barrier island can mean additional State and Federal agencies are involved in the permitting process.  Florida Department of Environmental Protection or FDEP permits may be required for land development projects.  Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA documentation may be required, such as Elevation Certificates or a FEMA 50% Substantial Damage / Substantial Improvement assessment.  Additional information can be found on our Flood Information page regarding flood maps, evacuations, storm preparedness and recovery, as well as information the City of Bradenton Beach provides to keep you informed.  

Additional Information

Our goal in the City of Bradenton Beach is to provide an effective and efficient service to our citizens, developers, contractors, architects and engineers and provided answers to frequently asked questions and general information about the development process.  Information presented is intended to assist you in obtaining information about development standards and requirements for the City of Bradenton Beach. Many questions are answered in the When Do I Need a Permit document found here. However if you do not find the information you need or have further questions please feel free to contact us at 941-778-1005 extension 210,  or you can send an email Karen Aiken.  

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