The City of Belleair Bluffs contracts with Pinellas County for permitting and inspections. In order to obtain a Pinellas County Building Permit and Inspection, you must obtain a City of Belleair Bluffs Registration and Pre-Permit sheet (the County refers to it as the “Letter”). The City requires a copy of the contract with the property owner, letter of authorization and a copy of your current PCCLB. There is an administrative cost to register your company with the City of $10.00. We do not accept credit cards. Please call 727-584-2151 with any questions.

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1. What paperwork is required to obtain a permit?
A permit application includes the Pre-Permit Letter, contract with the property owner, valid PCCLB, valid registration with the City of Belleair Bluffs, a letter of authorization to pull permits and any engineering plans or architectural drawings. Some permits may require additional documentation such as an impervious worksheet and current survey. Residential permits require three (3) sealed copies; Commercial permits require four (4) sealed copies. For additional information on submission requirements, view Sec. 102-184.

2. How long is a permit valid? 
A permit is valid for six months from the date of issuance, or from the last approved inspection date. If the project is dormant for six months then the permit is expired. Only the Building Official with a written request may extend a permit.

3. Can I pull my own permit? What work can I do as an owner? 
Maybe. The City of Belleair Bluffs and Pinellas County requires a permit for any new building, addition, remodeling, or demolition, or work in excess of $500.00 or which would require an inspection. As the owner of a residential property you may act as your own contractor and do the work yourself, if the home is for your own use, it is not for sale or lease and the work does not require a licensed contractor. A property owner may not pull a permit for work done in a condominium or commercial property; it must be a licensed contractor.

4. Do I need a permit for a fence? 
Yes. When installing a new fence or repairing a portion of your fence in excess of two (2) panels, you must provide a survey showing your property line and where you are installing the fence. You must comply with any land use codes (Article XIX. Fences).

5. Do I need a permit for a driveway? 
Yes. A building permit is required for a new or an extension of a driveway. You must comply with all land use and environmental regulations. In addition to the permit, you must complete an impervious worksheet and survey.

6. What are the regulations for dumpsters? 
Contractors may use their own dumpsters or trailers to remove debris. They must be removed from the premises each night. Any vendor can provide dumpsters 10 yards or less. Waste Management must supply larger dumpsters, as they are the City’s authorized provider as per Belleair Bluffs Code of Ordinance Sec. 130-3. These larger dumpsters can remain on premise throughout the job.


Building Department727-464-3888
Construction Licensing Board727-582-3100
Zoning 727-464-3401
Tree Removal/Environmental/Habitat Permit727-464-3480
Right-of-way Permits727-464-3404



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