Building Department


St. Johns County Extends Building and Permit Fee Reductions for Local Businesses and Residents – In order to provide relief for local businesses and residents who are recovering from the impact of COVID-19, the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners extended a 30 percent reduction in all general building permit fees. Specific reduced fees include those related to development review, fire safety inspections, residential and commercial demolition, swimming pool fees, as well as electrical, gas, plumbing, mechanical, and irrigation permit fees. The fee reductions are in effect until further notice. For more information, please call St. Johns County Building Department at 904.827.6800, or view the updated Fee Schedule.

Wind-Borne Debris Regions in St. Johns County – The current 2020 Florida Building Code wind design and wind borne debris criteria is currently based on ASCE 7-16 and may be determined by entering the project location using the ATC Hazards by Location website ( Projects that will be permitted after December 31, 2023 will utilize the wind design load from ASCE 7-2022.

Our Purpose

The Building Department permits and inspects construction activity in St. Johns County to protect the life, health and property of our community. Our contractor licensing program ensures that contractors have demonstrated the knowledge and experience required to perform their trade.

Getting Started

The following links contain information that will help you complete your project successfully.

Online Management Tools

Tools available 24/7 with Building e-Services:

  • Permit Status – Check inspection history and permit status.
  • Cost Estimator – Calculate permit and plan review fees.
  • Reports – Create reports about permit activity.
  • Plan Log – View plan review comments and status.
  • Contractor Search – Verify that a contractor is registered and allowed to work in St. Johns County.
  • Private Account – Schedule or cancel inspections online.
  • Online Permits – Permit mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and irrigation.

Contact, Location, & Hours

Open 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday

4040 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine, Florida, 32084. Map

Building Permits
Phone: (904) 827-6800
Fax: (904) 827-6849

Contractor Licensing
Phone: (904) 827-6820
Fax: (904) 827-6847

Records Management
Fax: (904) 209-0707

St Johns County Building Department
Committed to Building Safety