Building Department

Building / Permits / Tax Receipts

*The 2014 Florida Building Code, 5th Edition, became effective June 30, 2015

Mission Statement

To provide for the life, safety and welfare of our Village through efficient, unbiased enforcement of industry standards in the building environment and to ensure professional, knowledgeable, and comprehensive plan review and inspection in a timely fashion.

Hours of Operation:

The Building Department is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Permits may be applied for electronically using our Citizen Portal; permit applications must now provide all documents in electronic form. Hard copy permit applications may still be submitted for minor projects, such as equipment change-outs, and owner/builder projects. All major credit cards are accepted for payment. Last sign in for permit application is 4:30p.m.


Inspections are performed Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Inspections may be scheduled electronically using Citizen Portal or you may leave a message at 561-768-0450.
    Be sure to include:
      • Job address
      • Permit number
      • Type inspection
      • Contact name and telephone number
  • Permit holders may request morning or afternoon inspections only
  • Please do not call for inspection times; we simply cannot schedule exact inspection times
  • Electrical service change-outs will be scheduled accordingly for FPL
Click here to access the BOAF (Building Officials Association of Florida)

Floodplain Development

The Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance of the Village of Tequesta provides the requirements for all development located within the Village; even work exempt from Florida Building Code requirements. Building Department personnel are prepared to provide information regarding your property and whether or not it lies within a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). Floodplain Development Permits are required prior to building permit issue if the project is located in an SFHA; Elevation Certificates and/or No-Rise/No-Impact Certifications may also be needed. Contact staff at 561-768-0450.

Business Tax Receipts (aka, Occupational Licenses)

The Village of Tequesta Code of Ordinances requires any business operating within the Village limits to have a Businesses Tax Receipt issued through the Building Department.

Business owners should contact the Building Department at 561-768-0450 to obtain the information needed to submit the application.

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Flood Zone Map

Click here to access the Village's Flood Zone map.