New Construction Reviews

New construction is the building of a structure on a site in which a structure does not already exist, such as the construction of a new home or commercial facility on an empty lot. New Construction permits also include “Addition” construction projects of a commercial building or residential building, these “Additions” include changes to an existing structure which increase the original footprint or square footage of a building. The Plan Review are the analysis of the submitted construction plans and drawings for compliance with the Florida Building Codes and Florida Prevention Code along with local land use and engineering standards. City of Tampa customer’s should have a reasonable expectation as to the time required to complete the permit or entitlement review-delete process. The goal for Residential Permit processing is 10 business days and the goal for Commercial Processing is 15 business days.


Residential New Construction Plan Reviews

By consistently meeting the 10 day turnaround target, we are seeing successful and continual growth in this sector of the construction industry.  The quicker Planning and Development can turn plans around, the quicker our residential customer then can plan and meet their financing, construction or development plans improving the overall state of the construction market and local economy.  This attracts new citizens to our beautiful city.

Whereas there are no specific targets for this metric, the trend and total number of residential new construction plans reviewed is indicative of the total number of permits issued and inspections performed by staff, thus representing the overall state of the construction market and local economy.   


Commercial New Construction Plan Reviews

We are consistently meeting our goal of 15 business days with an average review time of 6 days in May.  The quicker Planning and Development can turn plans around, the quicker our commercial customer then can plan and meet their financing, construction or development plans improving the overall state of the construction market and local economy.   This will attract new citizens, employees and visitors to our beautiful city.

While the summer months are typically a little busier in the City of Tampa it is not a dramatic difference like it is in the colder climates. The trend and total number of commercial new construction plans reviewed is indicative of the total number of permits issued and inspections performed by staff, thus representing the overall state of the construction market and local economy.