***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.
Building Development Department
The Building Development Department oversees permitting, inspections, local business taxes, arborist and flood plain management.
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)
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: email@example.com
Deputy Building Official:
David Gilson, CFM, (727) 942-5604, Cell (727) 741-9498 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan Araya, CFM, (727) 942-5604, Cell (727) 224-3045 or email: email@example.com
Lisa Godwin, CFM, (727) 942-5608 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shannon Brewer, (727) 942-5617, Cell (727) 916-2285 or email: email@example.com
Building Development Permit Technicians:
Michelle DiNenno, CFM, CPT, (727) 942-5617 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
K. “Laney” Lane, CPT, CBTO, (727) 942-5607 or email: email@example.com
Tracey Norris, (727) 942-5617 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Building Development Inspectors:
David Lero, (727) 942-5608, Cell (727) 916-1349 or email: email@example.com
Allen Riggs, (727) 942-5608, Cell (727) 916-1404 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Preston Bales, (727) 942-5608, Cell (727) 916-1688 or email: email@example.com
Local Business Tax Renewals are due on September 30th! License renewals for this year will be mailed (emailed for those that have opted for e-renewals) during the first week of August each year. Please be on the lookout for your renewal in your mailbox or email!
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.
- Garage Door
- Residential & Commercial Demolitions
- Tree only residential, not new construction or commercial
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Permit Utilization Report
Per Florida Statute 553.80 (7)
|Personnel services costs, including salary and related employee benefit costs incurred by the local government to enforce the Florida Building Code||
|Number of building permit applications submitted||
|Number of building permits issued or approved||
|Number of building inspections and re-inspections requested||
|Number of building inspections and re-inspections conducted||
|Inspections by Private Provider||
|Audits of Private Provider Bldg. Inspections||
|Number of Employees||
|Revenue from Permit fees||
|Revenue from Fines (re-inspection fees)||
|Balance Carried Forward||
|Revenue from Other Sources||
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 email@example.com if you have questions about the flood provisions in the FBC or FBC-coordinated floodplain management regulations.