Construction Services Division

Construction Services Division

Construction Site

Construction Services, a division of the Planning and Development Department, is a one-stop shop for all construction permit and inspection needs. The division reviews construction plans, issues permits, and performs inspections to ensure building projects are built safely and in compliance with state and local codes and regulations helping to create a vibrant, livable, and safe-built community. Whether you are remodeling a home, building your dream house, or constructing a high-rise building, we look forward to serving you.

New Online Permitting System is Here

The Construction Services Division has recently implemented a new, state-of-the-art permitting system called Accela that will tremendously benefit our Building clients. Visit us today at to register for a new user account. Registered users will be able to do the following online: 

  • Apply for permits
  • Schedule and cancel inspections
  • Check the status of projects in real time
  • Pay fees 

For more information about Accela, our new permitting system, please visit the links below: 

Accela Citizen Access - Free Client Training

How to Schedule an Inspection Using the IVR System

Permit and Project Numbers in Accela: What You Need to Know

Construction Career Opportunities Available

In response to increasing construction activity within the community, the City of Tampa is seeking highly qualified individuals to fill exciting career opportunities in the inspection and plans review areas of its operation. Discover more details about each of these rewarding careers by visiting:

Construction Inspector - Contractor / Architect / Engineer

Professional Plans Reviewer - Architect / Engineer

Notice to our Clients

North Boulevard Road Closure: March 23, 2015 - December 2015

As a result of construction on a new water main and new stormwater system, North Boulevard Avenue between Cypress Street and West Cass Street will be closed from March 23, 2015 to December 2015. This road closure will undoubtedly affect some of our valued clients traveling to the Construction Services Center, particular those commuting from South Tampa.

Please be mindful of this construction and the travel delays it may cause during the course of the next several months. Clients interested in receiving weekly email updates about this water main and stormwater project, such as active construction areas, road closures, and other pertinent details, can choose to do so by emailing a request to:

We thank you for your patience while this project is underway, and we look forward to continuing to serve you here at the Construction Services Center.

Click Here for a more detailed road closure map (PDF, 535 kb)

Closure Picture

 Information Portal

Commercial        Residential

The Information Portal provides the best service possible by guiding you through the processes, forms, and fee information needed for your project.  Click on the Residential or Commercial image and follow the links for project information.

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