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Report Unlicensed Activity
County Contractor Licensing Investigator: 772-226-1800
State of Florida Unlicensed Activity Hotline: 1-866-532-1440
State of Florida Unlicensed Activity website, complaint forms, and information
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Building Division
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New Building Codes – 2017 6th Edition Florida Building Codes FBC

Effective Date: Sunday December 31, 2017 Midnight
Implemented date: Tuesday January 2, 2018
Requirements:

  • All Permit Applications applied for on or after January 2, 2018 must comply with the 2017 6th Edition Florida Building Code and all the referenced Standards.
  • The 2014 National Electrical Code NFPA 70 will be the referenced Electrical Code.

The Building Division will release additional notices as information is provided pertaining to significant Code changes.

It is essential that applicants, design professionals and contractors keep their eyes and ears open for information relating to Code changes. It is your responsibility to comply with the applicable Codes in effect for your project. The Building Division will attempt to keep you informed and updated to best of our ability.

Hurricane Storm Damage

These documents will be used to expedite permitting and inspections for re-roofs and repairs during disaster recovery

Statement of Function
It is the responsibility of the County Building Division to enforce State Minimum Building Codes adopted by the County. The Building Code covers all types of construction and includes provisions relating to plumbing, electrical, mechanical, building, and other activities, as well as Florida Accessibility Code and Florida Energy Code provisions. Enforcement involves issuing of construction, repair and demolition permits; reviewing building plans and conducting inspections. The Building Division is also responsible for enforcing the portions of the Indian River County Code relating to the condemnation of substandard, unsafe buildings by reason of dilapidation, obsolescence, abandonment, vandalism, inadequate and unsafe egress along with inspecting structurally damaged buildings due to fire or accidents.

Business Hours
BUILDING DIVISION
Phone: 772- 226-1260
Mon - Thurs
8:00 am - 5:00 pm    
Fri 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Staff meeting 8:30 - 9 a.m.)
INSPECTIONS
Phone: 772- 226-1260
Mon, Wed - Fri: 8 am - 4 pm
Tues: 9 am - 4:00 pm
(Staff meeting 8 a.m.)
PLANS EXAMINER
Phone: 772-226-1275
Mon, Wed - Fri: 8 am - 5 pm
Tues: 9 am - 5 .pm
(Staff meeting 8 a.m.)
Notice: Due to an overall reduction in staff there will be a limit of 10 permits accepted per day from any one applicant/company. There is a further reduced staff level from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 p.m. daily due to County Administrative policy which requires staff to take their assigned lunch break during these hours. The Building Official is available by APPOINTMENT ONLY or by referral from staff. Please conduct your initial consultation with staff.

2016/2017 Goals and Objectives

• Continue organizational training program to provide redundancy in all procedural requirements.
• Promote consumer protection by preventing unlicensed activity.
• Maintain a customer friendly environment through excellent communication, high integrity and professionalism in the office and in the field.
• Continue educational program for licensed/certified staff by selecting relevant courses.
• Review all permit applications in a timely manner; improve permit experience for customers.
• Conduct timely field inspections.
• Continue to implement clear, concise written policies and procedures.
• Promote a “team”, “can do”, and “how can we help” attitude and atmosphere.
• Increase Contractor Licensing staff in-field hours to protect the general public and consumers.
• Implement on-line and electronic permit and plan reviews.

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