PERMITS CAN BE EMAILED TO ADMIN@BELLEAIRBLUFFS-FL.GOV
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What paperwork is required to obtain a permit?
The City contracts with Pinellas County Building Department for permitting and inspections. A Pre-Permit Letter is required by the City in order to obtain the county permit. Some permits may require additional documentation such as engineering or architectural plans/drawings, ISRimpervious worksheet and current survey. The City requires (1) sealed copy for Residential permits; Commercial permits require two (2) sealed copies.
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 shall 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. A building permit is required for fence replacement or any repair of existing fences exceeding 50% or more of the value of the existing fence.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 any extension of a driveway. You must comply with all land use and environmental regulations. In addition to the permit, you must complete the ISR impervious worksheet and include a recent 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 Waste Management dumpsters can remain on premise throughout the job.
PINELLAS COUNTY RESOURCES
Building Department – 727-464-3888
Construction Licensing Board – 727-582-3100
Zoning – 727-464-3401
Tree Removal/Environmental/Habitat Permit – 727-464-3480
Right-of-way Permits – 727-464-3404