Construction Services Division

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.

Effective October 1, 2018, in accordance with City Council Resolution No. 2008-1165, permit costs will increase by 2.9% (rate consistent with the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).

Online Permitting System

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: 

How to Upload Electronic Documents in Accela Citizen Access

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

Accela Contractor Central Civic App Picture

Accela Contractor Central Civic App

Available on the Apple App Store

App Available on Google Plan

Contractor Central App How To Guide

Tampa Civic Insight

The benefits for contractors include:

      • Schedule inspections from anywhere in minutes
      • Instant updates on inspections and projects
      • Permit pages help focus on the job at hand with quick access to a permit's contacts, professionals and dues; all in one place
      • Creation of one civic ID to be used with all jurisdictions set up to use the Contractor Central App

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

 Information Portal

Commercial Information Portal

Residential Information Portal

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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