Building Department

The Building Department ensures that all new buildings and renovations meet applicable building codes as well as local ordinances. Plans are checked by experts in different fields before any building permit is issued. Construction sites are inspected regularly during the building process, and a thorough inspection is made before a Certificate of Occupancy is granted.

The Building Department is staffed by five full-time employees and one part time employee. Questions about the Building Department may be directed to the Building Official at (561) 278-4540.


  • 3616 S. Ocean Blvd. Highland Beach, FL 33487
  • (561) 278-4540
  • (561) 278-2606
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday - Friday

Jeff Remas 

Building Official

Building Department Contact Information

Office Manager
Carol Holland
Admin Assistant/Permit Specialist
Lindsay Winters

Code Enforcement Officer
Jason Manko

Town Planner
Ingrid Allen

All new submittals & revisions MUST be submitted online using the below link to the Building Department Online Portal.
Any further questions please contact the Building Department at 561-278-4540.

Building Department Online Portal Access

2021 Construction Hours

Per the Town's Code of Ordinances Section 12-6, Hours of construction, construction is prohibited on weekdays before 8:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m., on Saturdays before 9:00 a.m. or after 3:00 p.m., on Sundays and  the following holidays: 

New Year's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

Construction activities on Saturdays that are not a holiday listed above are subject to each of the following restrictions:

(1) The construction activity shall not involve the use or operation of tools or equipment, in any fashion, that creates a noise disturbance across the property line of the permitted job site. For the purposes of this subsection," noise disturbance" shall be defined as any noise, sound, vibration or signal which unreasonably disturbs the comfort, peace or repose of any person.

(2) The following activities are strictly prohibited:

  1. The placement and/ or cleaning or removal of dumpsters or portable restrooms;
  2. The large- scale delivery of construction materials requiring unloading by a forklift or similar mechanical equipment;
  3. Concrete deliveries and concrete pumping;
  4. The use of dump trucks, backhoes, bulldozers, cranes and similar equipment;
  5. The use of compressors, generators, nail guns and similar equipment;
  6. Jack-hammering and hammer-drilling into concrete or a similar surface; and
  7. Any other construction activity creating a noise disturbance.

Building Department Forms and Documents