Building Department Contact Information
In the wake of COVID-19, public access into the Building Department is prohibited.
All new submittals & revisions MUST be submitted online using the below link to the Building Department Online Portal.
Permit pick ups are by appointment ONLY for older permits already started under the old system.
Any further questions please contact the Building Department at 561-278-4540.
**Please be advised that the Town of Highland Beach Building Department will be changing software companies starting October 7th at 1:59pm and will not be up and running with the new software until Tuesday, October 13th. This has been scheduled to include Columbus Day, Monday, October 12th to minimize the amount of down time since we would be closed anyway for the holiday.
What does this mean to you?
- There will be no inspections scheduled for October 8th, 9th and 12th. Please adjust your construction schedule to accommodate these down days.
- The online system will be shut down and neither you nor we will have access to any permit or inspection information until Tuesday.
- You will have to register for a new account with the new system (URL will be provided) on October 13th.
- You will receive a new PIN number in your email from the new system which will allow you to tie into your existing permits.
- The Building Department will remain closed during the migration and will be unable to help you with your application.
- You can schedule inspections for October 13th and on, in advance and those will transfer to the new system once requested and scheduled.
We strongly advise you to modify your construction schedule to accommodate the 2 regular business days we will be down. Any true emergencies will still require a permit application the next day or day we open on the 13th. Code Enforcement will be patrolling and verifying compliance with the permit process. Electrical emergencies that involve FPL inspection requirements will still be handled but must follow with a permit application.
2020 Construction Hours
Per the Town's Code of Ordinances Section 12-6, Hours of construction, construction is prohibited between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, which includes any full day when the administrative offices of the Town are closed.
Below is a list of dates that construction work will not be allowed during the 2019 calendar year:
New Year's Day - Wednesday, January 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Monday, January 20
President's Day - Monday, February 17
Memorial Day - Monday, May 25
Independence Day - Friday, July 3
Labor Day - Monday, September 7
Columbus Day - Monday, October 12
Veterans Day - Wednesday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 26
Thanksgiving Day (After) - Friday, November 27*
Christmas Eve - Thursday, December 24
Christmas Day - Friday, December 25
*Please note that construction is allowed the day after Thanksgiving*
Building Department Forms
As of January 22, 2019, the Building Department will not accept the Town of Highland Beach permit application and will only accept Palm Beach County's Universal Application. Forms are available to download below.
Addendum to Permit Application for Fences, Walls and Gates
Air Conditioning Replacement Form
Asbestos and Lead Paint Notification Statement
Authorized Agent Affidavit for Building Permits
Authorized Agent Affidavit for Development Order Applications
Building Permit Application
Change of Contractor
Change of Sub Contractor
Contractor Registration Form
Construction Site Management Handbook
Development Order Application Packet for Planning Board
Do You Need a Building Permit?
Expired Permit Form
Electronic Document Submittal Standards
Fee Schedule Effective October 2019
Highland Beach Official Zoning Map
Notice of Commencement
Owner Builder Disclosure Statement
Payment of Permit Application Fees
Permit Application General Checklist
Residential Swimming Pool Safety Affidavit
Special Inspector Form
Vacation Rentals Registration Form
Variance Application for Board of Adjustment & Appeals
Window/Door Buck Affidavit