BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2021, PROJECTS SUBMITTED FOR PERMIT APPLICATIONS WILL HAVE TO BE DESIGNED ACCORDING TO THE NEW FLORIDA BUILDING CODE. THE NEW CODES CONSIST OF THE 7TH EDITION (2020) BUILDING, RESIDENTIAL, EXISTING BUILDING, ACCESSIBILITY, ENERGY CONSERVATION, MECHANICAL, FUEL GAS, AND PLUMBING, AS WELL AS THE 2017 NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE (NEC). WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF UPDATING THE CORRESPONDING FORMS.
Due to the COVID-19 Virus, our office has implemented electronic-only permitting, plans review, and inspection requests. Please use the email addresses below. For inspections on occupied homes, please request a video inspection.
PERMITS & PLANS
Please send all permit applications and plans for review to [email protected]
Please send all inspection requests to
[email protected]. You must include the permit number, address of permit, type of inspection, City of inspection, field contact, name of contractor, and email address.
MEP (Mechanical Electrical Plumbing) Permit applications are now available on the FORMS page.
The Panama City EPCI office has relocated to 205 W. 7th St directly behind our Jenks Ave. office. This only affects our Panama City office. All other office locations remain the same. If you need permits in the City of Callaway, Springfield, or Parker, please visit the Callaway office located behind Callaway City Hall at 6601 E HWY 22. The Panama City office will only be issuing permits for Panama City.
We are currently using the phone numbers listed below.
Please send any mail to:
205 W 7th St.
Panama City, FL, 32401.
We have received a lot of questions and concerns about the permit requirement for repairs to homes and businesses. We understand that it feels like an additional burden while you’re trying to make repairs to your home or business, but Florida law requires that new construction, rebuilding or remodeling, is permitted and inspected. Additionally, we want to ensure that our citizens do not become a victim of unlicensed contractors or unpermitted repairs.
We also understand that insurance and mortgage companies require permits and inspections to be accomplished to receive insurance or financing. EPCI can be reached by contacting your local building department as listed above or by visiting the following offices:
205 W. 7th Street, Panama City, FL 32401
Callaway, Parker, and Springfield
205 W 7th St., Panama City, FL
201 Paradise Path, Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Port St. Joe
1002 10th Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
192 Coach Wagner Blvd., Apalachicola, FL 32320.
If you had damage to your home or business, it’s important that the work is done properly and that the person you hire is properly licensed. We recommend you hire a licensed contractor to make the repairs to your home. The contractor should pull the permit through EPCI with any permitting fees included in the scope of work.
An unlicensed person is only permitted
to “dry-in” a structure. Drying-in a structure means
the use of tarps, plastic sheeting, or other temporary
materials for the sole purpose of preventing further
damage to the structure. All permanent repairs must
be made by a licensed individual.
For a more detailed list of work that requires permits and a licensed contractor please visit:
Law Enforcement Quick Reference Guide
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