***ATTENTION – The new Florida Building Code (FBC) 7th Ed., (2020) will be effective December 31, 2020*** All plans submitted after December 30, 2020 MUST depict this code, no exceptions.

***Local Business Taxes are Due September 30, 2021*** If you have a business in Tarpon Springs, be on the lookout for your local business tax renewal in the mail or in your email. Be sure if you have signed up for email, and you do not receive the notice, check your spam or junk mail folders. If you do not receive your local business tax renewal, please contact the Building Development office by email: dsinfo@ctsfl.us or by calling (727) 942-5617. If you have not registered your business with the City of Tarpon Springs, please click on this link for further instruction or contact our office:  https://www.ctsfl.us/building-development-department/ and click on Local Business Taxes in the middle of the webpage where you will find the ordinance and application.

Building Development Department

The Building Development Department oversees permitting, inspections, local business taxes, arborist and flood plain management.

Contact Information:
Permitting and Local Business Tax: (727) 942-5617
Inspectors: (727) 942-5608
Schedule an Inspection: (727) 938-6500
Office Hours: M-F 8:00-4:30 for Permitting
Closed all federal holidays and Epiphany (open Columbus day)
Email:  dsinfo@ctsfl.us

For Building Development Forms, FEMA Information bulletins, memos and policies, please visit our DOCUMENT LIBRARY.

Building Development Department Staff
Building Development Director:
Kevin Powell, CBO, CFM, (727) 942-5604 or email: kpowell@ctsfl.us

Deputy Building Official:
Keith Meade  (727) 942-5604, Cell (727) 340-5181 or email: kmeade@ctsfl.us

Floodplain Coordinator:
Megan Araya, MBA, CFM, (727) 942-5604, Cell (727) 224-3045 or email: maraya@ctsfl.us

Plans Examiner:
Lisa Godwin, CFM, (727) 942-5608 or email: lgodwin@ctsfl.us

Municipal arborist:
Shannon Brewer CFM, (727) 942-5617, Cell (727) 916-2285 or email: sbrewer@ctsfl.us

Building Development Permit Technicians:
Michelle DiNenno, CFM, CPT, (727) 942-5617 or email: mdinenno@ctsfl.us
vacant, (727) 942-5607 or email: klane@ctsfl.us
Tracey Norris, (727) 942-5617 or email: tnorris@ctsfl.us

Building Development Inspectors:
David Lero, (727) 942-5608, Cell (727) 916-1349 or email: dlero@ctsfl.us
Allen Riggs, (727) 942-5608, Cell (727) 916-1404 or email: ariggs@ctsfl.us
Preston Bales CFM, (727) 942-5608, Cell (727) 916-1688  or email: pbales@ctsfl.us

Building Development Personnel Licensure

Instruction Process Video Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCkRdb40skI

 

App Download Video Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS_rEe5xoxo

 

Covid-19 Video Inspection Memorandum for Occupied Residential Properties

 

Video Inspection Pamphlet

***ATTENTION***Local Business Taxes Renewals are Due September 30th***

If you have a business in Tarpon Springs, be on the lookout for your local business tax renewal in the mail or in your email. Be sure if you have signed up for email renewal, and you do not receive the notice, check your spam or junk mail folders. If you do not receive your local business tax renewal either in the mail or via email, please contact the Building Development office by email: dsinfo@ctsfl.us or by calling (727) 942-5617. If you have not registered your business with the City of Tarpon Springs, you can find the links for the ordinance and application below.

a.§ 11-2. – DEFINITIONS. LOCAL BUSINESS TAX RECEIPT or RECEIPT. The method by which the city grants the privilege of engaging in or managing any business, profession or occupation within its jurisdiction. No one shall conduct any business unless such person shall first procure a local business tax receipt to conduct the same from the city. It does not mean any fees or local business tax paid to any board, commission or officer for permits, registration, examination or inspection.

  1. § 11-3. – LOCAL BUSINESS TAX RECEIPT REQUIRED. No person shall engage in or manage any business, occupation, or profession for which there is a local business tax required by this article unless that person first procures a local business tax receipt from the city to conduct the business, occupation or profession. (Ord. 2013-06, passed 3-19-13)
  2. State Law reference— Authority to levy occupational license tax, see F.S. § 205.042; limitations on issuance, see F.S. § 205.043

Local Business Tax Ordinance

Local Business Tax Application

2021-2022 Local Business Tax Renewal Instructions

Local Business Tax Step By Step

Local Business Tax Renewals On-Line

The Building Development Department is pleased to announce the addition of seven new permits applications to the City of Tarpon Springs on-line permitting services.

  1. Fence
  2. Garage Door
  3. Gas
  4. Residential & Commercial Demolitions
  5. Roofing
  6. Tree only residential, not new construction or commercial
  7. Windows & Doors

Already existing on-line permit applications are (mechanical A/C change outs less than $7,500 and electric service panel change out less than $2,500). Please keep in mind that all applicable permit application documentation is required to be submitted through our upload option that is available at the time the application is submitted on-line. If you have any questions, you may contact dsinfo@ctsfl.us

These permit applications are easily accessible by going this link: https://tarp-egov.aspgov.com/Click2GovBP/index.html

Residential Master File – Instructions for Master File Application and Form

Refer to our DOCUMENT LIBRARY for other information and permitting forms.

Statute 553.80(7)

Permit Utilization Report

Per Florida Statute 553.80 (7)

FY 20

Personnel services costs, including salary and related employee benefit costs incurred by the local government to enforce the Florida Building Code

846,239

Operating Expenditures/Expenses

116,133

Number of building permit applications submitted

3,891

Number of building permits issued or approved

3,740

Number of building inspections and re-inspections requested

8,766

Number of building inspections and re-inspections conducted

8,766

Inspections by Private Provider

15

Audits of Private Provider Bldg. Inspections

0

Number of Employees

11

Revenue from Permit fees

436,939

Revenue from Fines (re-inspection fees)

6,225

Balance Carried Forward

0

Refunds

0

Revenue from Other Sources

0

 

 

Private Provider Notice

Private Provider Plan Compliance Affidavit

Private Provider in Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)
FEMA Memo on Affidavits

The DEM State Floodplain Management Office has received inquiries regarding use and acceptance of private providers for building in special flood hazard areas. The FBC, Building Chapter 1 specifically does not extend that authority to the flood load and flood resistant construction requirements in Sec. 105.14 exception, and Sec. 107.6.1. The above memorandum, co-signed by Jason Hunter, FEMA Region IV, explains the origin of those FBC provisions and FEMA’s expectations based on the NFIP regulations.

Despite the submission of an affidavit authorized by B107.6, the building official must review plans for compliance with the flood provisions and issue permits and perform inspections to ensure compliance with the flood provisions. Under the NFIP, the community is responsible for ensuring compliance. *The original proposal (SP5255) included both Section 107.6.1 and Section 117; the exception to Section 105.14 was added to proposal CA5082) by amendments for consistency. Please contact (850) 815-4556 or floods@em.myflorida.com if you have questions about the flood provisions in the FBC or FBC-coordinated floodplain management regulations.