Building Department

Building / Permits / Tax Receipts

*The 2017 Florida Building Code, 6th Edition, became effective January 1, 2018

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.


Contractor permits may be applied for on the internet at Step by step instructions for applying for permits online.    Step by step instructions for applying for permits online. Hard copy permit applications may still be submitted for major projects.  All major credit cards and checks are accepted for payment at the counter or through the AccessMyGov website.  Permit submissions in person can be dropped off no later than 4:30 p.m.

Please contact the Building Department to obtain your Contractor Web PIN for AccessMyGov in order to submit for online permits or schedule/view inspections. 


Inspections are performed Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. 
  • Contractor Inspections may be applied for on the internet at  Step by step instructions, 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
  • Please do not call for inspection times as we simply cannot schedule exact inspection times
  • Electrical service change-outs will be scheduled accordingly for FPL
Boating Officials Association BOAF (Building Officials Association of Florida)

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.

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. Please click here for additional flood information.  If you have any questions, please call the Building Department staff at 561-768-0450.

Updated Flood Zone Map 

Below is the Village's updated flood zone map. 

Tequesta Flood Zone Map

Check Your Updated Flood Zone Designation

Village of Tequesta residents can now immediately view their current flood zone designation.

Florida Building Code Requirements

New and significantly improved buildings located within the SFHA will need to be brought up‐to‐code under the current flood zone map standards. Ensuring your building is up‐to‐code can also help you to obtain competitive insurance rates.

Flood Insurance

Village of Tequesta Building Department recommends that all Village residents obtain flood insurance because most homeowners insurance policies do not cover flood damage and flooding can occur anywhere due to a variety of causes, including heavy rainfall. Call your insurance agent for additional information.