City of Lake Worth Beach

Lake Worth Beach, Florida.

Building Permits, Review & Inspection

Individuals & residents may review property files by submitting an email/phone request stating the address of the subject property and a contact phone number or email address for notification when the file is available for their review.

Florida State Law Requires...

  • All plans for a construction permit are reviewed for compliance with the Florida Building Code.
  • Please be advised that the 6th edition (2017) of the Florida Building Code and the 2014 National Electric Code became effective on December 31. 2017. Applications submitted on or after this date must show compliance with this code.
  • State Licensed professionals must review all plans to ensure requirements are met.

Meet with Building Official

If you have questions and wish to meet with the building official you may come to the Department of Community Sustainability at 1900 2nd Ave N, Lake Worth, FL 33461 and attend a walk-in session at these times:

  • Monday   8-8:30AM 
  • Tuesday   8-9AM,  3-4PM
  • Wednesday  8-9AM,  3-4PM
  • Thursday  8-9AM,  3-4PM
  • Friday   8-9AM,  3-4PM

Appointments are available 1-3 PM Monday through Friday.

Building Permits

Building Permits - Online

  • To check plan status:  utilize the PIN that was issued upon application submittal
  • To schedule inspections and/or view results:  utilize application submittal PIN and permit PIN


  • Application Submittal PIN is located at the top of information sheet provided upon submission.
  • Permit PIN is located on the issued permit card once plans have been approved.

Building Permit Inspection - By Phone

  • Request inspections by calling 561.586.1691 by 4:00pm the day before desired date

Building Permits

Florida Statutes 553.79 states "It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, or governmental entity to construct, erect, alter, modify, repair, or demolish any building within this state without first obtaining a permit therefor from the appropriate enforcing agency. An enforcing agency may not issue any permit for construction, erection, alteration, modification, repair, or demolition of any building or structure until the local building code administrator or inspector has reviewed the plans and specifications required by the Florida Building Code, or local amendment thereto, for such proposal and found the plans to be in compliance with the Florida Building Code."

In order to assist owner builders and contractors to obtain permits and meet the requirements of the law, the City has provided checklists with each permit that must be filled out and submitted along with the permit application.

Permit Applications & Checklists

Permit Application and Checklists

Fiscal Year 18/19 Fees & Charges

Emergency repairs are allowed as long as permit application is submitted to building official next working day.

Permits NOT Required

“Pursuant to the City’s local amendments to the Florida Building Code (2017 6th edition)), City of Lake Worth Building Permits are not required for replacement or repair work having a value of less than $1,000.00 provided that such work will not adversely effect the structural integrity, fire rating, exit access or egress requirements.  The following list provides examples of work exempt from the building permit requirement (subject to the $1,000.00 value threshold).”

Permits are NOT required for:

  • Air Conditioning Window Unit: Unit in existing opening with existing electrical
  • Appliance Replacement: Excluding water heater
  • Cabinets: Replace like for like, same location
  • Doors: Replace interior only, Single Family/R-3 occupancy
  • Drywall: Interior wall repair, less than 3 sheets of 4’-0” x 8’-0”
  • Electrical: Replacement of lights, outlets, and switches for Single Family/ R-3 occupancy per 2011 N.E.C.
  • Fence: Repair/Replace for previously permitted fence up to 16’-0” sections-excluding Pool Barriers
  • Gutters and downspouts: Single family/R-3 occupancy
  • Plumbing Fixtures: Replacement of common household fixtures for Single Family/R-3 occupancy (same location) *Excluding bath tub/shower
  • Soffit and /or Fascia:  Repair and replace up to 25% of total
  • Stucco: Repair only Single Family/R-3 occupancy
  • Wood Deck: Repair up to 100 square feet of previously permitted deck

"The foregoing exemptions from the building permit requirement shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to be done in any manner in violation of the provisions of the Florida Building Code or any other laws or ordinances of this jurisdiction.”

Property Files

Individuals & residents may review property files by submitting an email/phone request stating the address of the subject property and a contact phone number or email address for notification when the file is available for their review. or 561.586.1647

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