Construction Services Division

  • New Building Codes
  • Large Scale Projects
  • Construction workers doing an inspection
  • Fast Pass


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.

Online Permitting System

ACA ImageThe City of Tampa's Accela Citizen Access (ACA) system provides an easy way to submit new applications, search for information, pay fees, check the status of projects, and upload plans and documents. Visit us today at Note that you do not need to register to use many of the Accela search functions.

ACA Training Opportunities Available
Schedule a Personal Training Session!

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

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

Tampa Civic Insight

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.