Construction Services Division

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The City of Tampa Development Services team is operational and ready to serve. Please click the 'Frequently Asked Questions’ button below for more details.

All construction and development projects (public, private, institutional, residential, and commercial) for new buildings or renovations are deemed essential infrastructure and are authorized to continue subject to certain safety precautions and new operating procedures outlined below.

You can reach our team Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm at 813-274-3100.

Please check this site frequently as we are updating our guidance daily.

Construction Services is open for business via phone, email, and online, including normal inspection services, however, as a precautionary measure to COVID-19 transmission, effective Tuesday, March 17th we will not be accepting walk-in customers at the Development Services Center located at 1400 North Boulevard until further notice. You may reach us by phone at (813) 274-3100 Option 1.

Construction Services, a division of the Planning and Development Department, is a one-stop-shop for all construction permits 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.

Online Permitting System

The City of Tampa's Accela Citizen Access Portal (ACA), allows clients to submit new applications, search for information, pay fees, check the status of projects, and upload plans and documents. Visit us today at to register for a new user account.

ACA Training Opportunities Available: Sign up Today for One of Our Upcoming Accela Training Classes!

Planning & Development staff is offering group training classes to assist clients with navigating our online permitting system. To see a list of course offerings as well as register for one of these training sessions, please visit the following link:

Accela Citizen Access – Monthly Training

All courses will be held here at the Development Services Center, 1400 N Boulevard, in the 3rd Floor Conference Room.

Did You Know?

Construction Services also offers personalized training sessions for clients wanting to learn more about the construction permitting process and how to utilize Accela Citizen Access for your projects. To schedule an appointment, call 813-274-3100, option 1, to speak with a Construction Services representative or send an email to


New Electronic Plan Review Solution

The City of Tampa's Planning and Development Department is excited to announce the launch date of Monday, March 4, 2019 for their new electronic document review solution for building records, the Digital Plan Room. The Planning and Development Department has partnered with ePermitHub to launch the Digital Plan Room, which is seamlessly integrated into the Accela Citizen Access (ACA) Portal. For more information on the new solution including what to do now and get prepared, tutorials, the City's Guide to Digital Signatures, document standards, and the training schedule, please review the Electronic Plan Review.

For more information about Accela, please visit our Accela Help page.

Accela Contractor Central Civic App

Available on the Apple App Store

App Available on Google Plan

Contractor Central App How To Guide

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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.