Building Services

The Building Division is responsible for enforcing codes and ordinances ensuring safe, sound, and progressive development of commercial and residential properties. Renovations, remodeling, and construction are all closely monitored, while code inspections are conducted systematically. The division complies with guidelines established by the Florida Building Commission and Broward County Board of Rules & Appeals and is responsible for the identification and removal of unsafe structures in conjunction with the Unsafe Structure Board. The division also provides plan review, permits, and periodic inspection services to most public and private construction as determined by the Florida Building Code and other applicable laws.


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Covid-19 Information

We are limiting the number of people occupying the lobby due to social distancing guidelines. Appointments can be made by following the steps below.

  1. Call 954-480-4250 upon arriving at City Hall to set an appointment with Building.
  2. Your temperature will be taken in the lobby once you are called for your appointment.
  3. Waiting times are kept as short as possible.


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How to Make an Online Payment

Visit the online payments link and follow the steps below.

  1. Step 1 - click on "Make a Payment"
  2. Step 2 - On the Make a Payment window, enter the Application Number and click "Find".
  3. Step 3 - Select the application by clicking the checkmark in the results and you will see a list of fees associated with the application number. Confirm the fees and then click "Checkout." On the screens that follow, enter payment information and complete the transaction.


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Schedule Inspections

An inspection can be scheduled by phone or email and should be in no later than 3 PM for the next business day.

The required information is needed to schedule an inspection: 

  1. Permit or application number
  2. Discipline in which you wish to schedule
  3. The exact inspection you are requesting (found on the inside of your permit card)
  4. The date that you would like the inspection to occur.
  5. Contact information in case we have any questions

Please note that if you are scheduling for the next business day, your request must be in no later than 3 PM.



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Condo Permit Requirements

We all want to have a better place to live and would love to improve our units. It is important to remember that Florida Building Code does not allow an owner of a Condo to do work on his unit. Also, a Florida Licensed Contractor must be hired, and a permit must be obtained prior to allowing any contractor to start work. Failure to hire a licensed contractor is a felony in the state of Florida “Florida Statue 489.127(1) (f)”. Permits are required for almost any work in your unit. Exceptions are interior painting and replacing floor covering, which may have some requirements implemented by your association to comply with State regulations about noise transmittal. 

Here are some common examples of work that is typically performed by Condo owners that require a permit and a licensed contractor: 

  • water heaters 
  • replacing air‐conditioning units 
  • renovation for kitchens or bathrooms 
  • replacing bathtubs or showers 
  • replacing windows or doors 
  • install hurricane shutters 
  • replacing any balcony enclosures with screen/ acrylic windows 
  • enclosing balconies with windows to add a new room (which is an addition) 
  • adding light fixtures or electric fan connection 
  • mold remediation works 

After obtaining a permit from the Building department and prior to commencing work, the permit card must be displayed on the front of your unit (visible from the outside), during the progress of work until the permit is closed (Final inspection signed on the permit card in your possession). Original permit documents must be available at the time of inspections. Once your contractor has applied for a permit you can view information about the permit fees, payments, application, inspection results, permit status [still open/ expired (AP), or Closed (CL)] prior to final payment to your contractor. You can visit www.deerfieldbeach.com and go to Departments / Building / Online Permit Status or by clicking this link.

Deerfield Beach Building Department
150 NE 2 Avenue
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
954-480-4250 | Fax 954-422-5812


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Online Permit Submittal

The City of Deerfield Beach Building Department is continuously making efforts to provide the public with exceptional solutions and will now be accepting digital email submittal of: 

  • permits for re-roofs
  • water heater replacements
  • air conditioning replacements 
  • electrical panel/service changes

In order to utilize this service, you must be a registered contractor with the City of Deerfield Beach. If your information is not up to date or you are not registered with the City, please attach the required information along with your application packet. 

NOTE: All information must be either typed or neatly printed.
Incomplete packets WILL NOT be processed.

Re-Roof Requirements

Listed below are the requirements for re-roof permits submitted online:

Print out the Roofing Package and Permit Application, scan all required info, and email one PDF file to DBOnline@cgasolutions.com.

Water Heater Replacement Requirements

Listed below are the requirements for water heater replacement permits submitted online:

Print out Water Heater Replacement Form and Permit Application, scan all of the required information, and email one PDF file to DBOnline@cgasolutions.com

A/C Replacement Requirements

Listed below are the requirements for A/C replacement permits submitted online:

  • Complete Permit Application. Please make sure accurate job cost, gallon capacity of the tank, and notarized signature of BOTH the qualifier and property owner are included.
  • A/C Data Sheet
  • Verification of the equipment's efficiency (AHRI)
  • Anchoring details if applicable (required for commercial replacements)
  • Notice of Commencement if job costs exceed $7500

Print out the A/C Data Sheet and Permit Application, scan all of the required information, and email one PDF file to DBOnline@cgasolutions.com.

Electrical Panel/Service Change Requirements

Listed below are the requirements for panel/service change permits submitted online:

  • Complete Permit Application. Please make sure accurate job cost, gallon capacity of the tank, and notarized signature of BOTH the qualifier and property owner are included.
  • Electrical Plan (if NOT an EXACT replacement)

Print out the Permit Application, scan all of the required information, and email one PDF file to DBOnline@cgasolutions.com.

Applications are processed in the order received.

The Deerfield Beach Building Department will make every effort to issue your permit within four (4) working days. Once completed, payment is required and can be made online or in-person at the cashier. Once received, you will be emailed a validated copy of the permit. This copy, along with the original packet that was digitally submitted, must be on-site at the time of inspections.


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Building Staff Contacts

Supervisors

Name Title Phone Email
Sheila Oliver Chief Building Offical 954.610.1321 email
Dale Rich Assistant Building Official 561.301.7186 email
Summer Konz Permit Administrator 954.480.4246 email

Structural

Name Title Phone Email
Dale Rich Chief Structural Inspector 561.301.7186 email
Jim McCully Plan Reviewer / Inspector 954.234.5014 email
Dave Morin Plan Reviewer / Inspector 954.218.3954 email
Dave Brodowsky Plan Reviewer / Inspector 661.810.3659 email
Ted Fowler Plan Reviewer / Inspector 561.558.3405 email

Electrical

Name Title Phone Email
Larry Sullivan Chief Electrical Inspector 954.520.1961 email
Daniel Conkie Plan Reviewer / Inspector 754.422.1425 email

Mechanical

Name Title Phone Email
Greg Kijanka Chief Mechanical Inspector 954.533.1532 email
Sheila Oliver Plan Reviewer / Inspector 954.610.1321 email
Joe Switalski Plan Reviewer / Inspector 954.909.7400 email
Tom VanBronkhorst Inspector 954.412.0202 email

Plumbing

Name Title Phone Email
David Bundy Chief Plumbing Inspector 954.445.8710 email
Michael Siravo Plan Reviewer / Inspector 754.215.0909 email
Reese Menard Inspector 224.301.3015 email

Permit Technicians

Name Phone Email
Robert Gadson 954.480.4469 email
Camila Bent 954.480.4250 email
Jennifer Sanchez 954.480.4250 email
Joe Sanders 954.480.4253 email
Teri Williams 954.480.4250 email
Myeeka Hammond 954.480.4250 email
Sophie Walker 954.480.4252 email
Ira Abdill 954.480.2687 email

Other Contacts

Department Phone
Code Compliance 954.480.4238
Fire Plan Review & Inspection 954.571.7585


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Broward County ePermits One Stop

Save time and avoid the lines, traffic, and paper trail with the new one-stop ePermits process. The City of Deerfield Beach and Broward County have teamed up to launch ePermitsOneStop, a centralized website that allows customers to submit their applications and have their plans reviewed online for permits, licenses, and approvals. 

Using ePermitsOneStop, Deerfield Beach customers can now apply and receive approval for both Deerfield Beach building permits and associated Broward County permits in a quicker, more seamless process, eliminating the need to travel to Broward's Government Center West in Plantation.

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Click below for step-by-step instructions for Asbestos Certificates, Transportation Concurrency & Environmental Review, Notice of Commencement, or for ePermitting phone support.

Beginning May 3, 2021, ALL submittals for Development & Environmental Review projects in Broward County will only be accepted electronically through the ePermits website https://dpep.broward.org/epermits/. Applicants will no longer be able to submit any plans for review in person per Broward County.