All the information below
is for contractors working
in unincorporated Pinellas County.
See individual municipalities for more information.
NOTE: All documents are in PDF format
unless otherwise stated.
|Forms, Requirements or Procedures||Sample Bonds|
|Permit Applications||For Residents|
Fuel Gas Testing Certification - Form from a contractor to certify that the policy and procedure were completed for the leak testing when only one(1) gas appliance is being added and that gas system and appliances are free of leakage.
Residential Plan Check List - List minimum requirements for one and two family structures related to residential construction permit applications. It is not meant for single trade permits such as re-roofs and replacements of water heaters, air conditioning units, windows or doors.
- Plat Checklist - Related to subdivision plats and the platting process. A compilation of the requirements found in Chapter 177 of the Statutes for the State of Florida and Section 154 of the Pinellas County Code Book.
- Site Plan Check List - Identifies the minimum requirement for information necessary for review of a site plan.
- Steps for Commercial Development - Learn the work flow and timeline for commercial development.
- Sub-Contractor List - Contractor must provide a list of the major trade sub contractors for a job. Submittal of this form to BDRS by the primary contractor and processing of the form is a pre-requisite for activating and allowing inspections for those trades. Subcontractor FAQ
To be filled out by an appropriate contractor and given to Building and Review Services.
Architect/Engineer Inspection - Procedures for the Architects and Engineers Inspection program to perform building inspections in lieu of BDRS inspectors.
- Contractors Authorization Letter - Authorization from contractor to have other people apply/sign for permits under his contractor's license number.
- FEMA Elevation Certificate 086-0-3 - Used to estimate the risk premium rates necessary to provide flood insurance for new or substantially improved structures in designated Special Flood Hazard Areas.
- FEMA Floodproofing Certificate - Used for floodproofing design certification.
- Final Inspection Relief - Used to administratively release a contractor from a permit when a homeowner refuses access for a final inspection.
- Inspection Codes - List of IVR inspection ID numbers.
Notice of Commencement (N.O.C.) - Notice that improvements will be made to certain real property. When this form is required, the form needs to be recorded with the Clerk of the Court and then submitted to BDRS before any inspections can be scheduled.
Re-Roofing Affidavit - Used for the Contractor to document the roof deck nailing and secondary water barrier for a re-roofing permit.
- Pre-Power and TUG Inspections -This is only for residential construction. TUG is a temporary underground service that uses the partially completed service panel in the home instead of a sawpole during construction. Prepower allows energizing an almost completed home for a short time period in order to do things to finish a home such as turn on the a/c to finish wood floors or turn provide power to the pool pump once marcite is installed.
- Single Family Residential Driveway Standards drawing - Design standards for constructing a residential driveway.
- Substantial Improvement Disclosure Form - An itemized list of construction costs. It is used as a tool to help evaluate proposed construction to an existing building which does not comply with flood zone regulations.
- Rough Shower Pan Letter
- Tub Inspection Letter - A letter from the prime contractor that access has been provided to the concealed equipment for a roman style tub.
- Unlisted Gas Appliances - A letter from an engineer certifying that an unlisted gas appliance meets code.
Board of Adjustment Hearing Application - Apply for variances to the zoning code or for special exceptions for special uses of land (such as churches, schools, etc.)
- Building Permit Application - a user fillable and printable permit application form. It provides a typed and printed alternative to handwriting the information.
- Online Permitting - Permitting Instructions - Online permitting and inspection requests are only available to licensed contractors AND only licensed contractors registered with BDRS for online permitting may obtain permits and schedule inspections online. These are instructions detailing what information is required on the web permits, and inspection scheduling instructions.
- Parades and Special Use Permit Application - Application required for permit to have any special event, such as a parade, which will need special considerations, such as security, street closures, traffic control, etc. Special Event Users Guide
- Rezoning and/or Land Use Change - An application to request a change of the zoning or land use currently existing on a property to another zoning or land use.
- Right of Way Utilization Permit - A permit is required for all construction within the public right of way. (that which is used for a street, road, drainage or other public purpose). Includes driveway brick pavers.
Site Plan Review Application - Requests basic project information such as project name, name, address, phone # of project representative.
Tree Removal Permit Application for new single family homes - Use for tree removal and for tree protection during construction activities for new single family homes, multi – family and commercial sites
- Tree Removal Permit Application existing single family homes - Use for tree removal /protection of trees for existing single family homes only.
After Hours Inspection - To request a building inspection outside the normal business hours of BDRS.
- Permit Extension - Used to extend a permit and can only be used before the permit expires and it goes to Abandon status.
- Schedule an Inspection - All inspection request are made through an automated telephone system commonly referred to as I.V.R. To access this system you will need a user ID and PIN number.
Temporary Power - For Commercial construction and allows energizing a building for a limited period of time to test equipment such as refrigeration or to test and balance the A/C system.
This is related to subdivision plats and the platting process.
These are instructions and samples related to bonds, including completion and maintenance bonds.
- Subdivision - SAMPLE - Instructions and samples related to bonds, including completion and maintenance bonds.
- Subdivision - Sample - Instructions and samples related to bonds, including completion and maintenance bonds.