• COVID-19 Member Updates & Information

  • Updated News and Information

    As of today all Building Department services are all still available on line. Staff in all departments are still working although all of the public facilities are closed to the public. Please visit their individual websites for up to the minute changes. Don't hesitate to call the TCBA if you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance to you. 772-336-8222

  • New: 4-29-2020 New Executive Orders and Updates from Governor DeSantis


  • 4-20-20 Update from Governors "Re-Open Florida" Task Force

    Click Here for Presentation

  • A Special Message From Florida Home Builders Association President
  • Locations

  • St. Lucie County Updates 

    NEW 4-21-20 Update for consumers as to what home improvement projects require permits Click Here

    Update as of 4-16-20  For details click here

  • City of Ft. Pierce Update

    click here

  • City of Port St. Lucie Building Department Update

     Effective immediately, the City of Port St. Lucie Building Department will be waiving the fee for same-day inspection requests.  Also beginning Wednesday, April 15, 2020, the City of Port St Lucie Building Department building inspectors will begin their workday at 7am. These earlier morning inspections may make it easier to schedule concrete and other activities necessary for continued construction. The earlier start times will also make more “after hours” inspections possible.

    A new “Inspections On Demand” feature was added.  Now contractors can request inspections as soon as the work is complete and have that inspection performed before he leaves the home. Staff will schedule the inspection and provide instructions on the use of the app.

    The attached includes Building Dept., Utility Engineering, Planning & Zoning and Public Works as of 4-3-20 click here

  • City of Stuart

    Currently electronic only format is preferred at this time, paper applications will still be accepted at City Hall to minimize hardship for our applicants....more

    For Video Inspection Procedure click here

    Martin County

    New:Martin County Economic Development Partners (MC Biz Team) is requesting a few minutes of your time to take this COVID019 Biz survey so they can get the broadest perspective possible from the community so they can help plan next steps.  


    They are currently receiving 90% of their permits online but many of the inspections are still being phoned in. Please order as many inspections as possible through the Accela network or you can download their Contractor App and schedule from your mobile device click here. If you need assistance please contact Cindy Carson at 772-288-5483

    Town of Sewalls Point

    Sewall’s Point has extended the hours of construction until 7 p.m. to allow contractors the option of staggering the trades in each house in order to keep a safe distance from one another.  For questions contact their new building official Jack Reisinger at JReisinger@sewallspoint.org

  • Indian River County Update 

    4-9-2020 New Updates for Permits click here

    4-9-2020 New Virtual Inspection Information click here

    For Community Development information click here

  • City of Sebastian Update 

    We are taking in permits and plan documents through a drop box at the front door of the building department. Once the permit is processed, the applicant will be notified by e-mail for online payment. A separate box is available for check drop-offs. · A new e-mail has been created for submittals by e-mail at permits@cityofsebastian.org. Smaller projects with completed permit applications and plan documents can be uploaded and e-mailed. We will notify the applicant by e-mail for online payments If anyone has a question please contact our staff at 772-589-5537 or the Building Official at 772-388-8235 

  • Important Update Regarding Governors Executive Order 20-91

  • From: Rusty Payton, Executive Director and your team from the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) Re: Governor DeSantis Issues "Safer at Home" Order.

    On April 1st Governor DeSantis released Emergency Order 20-91. This measure is a Safer at Home order, unless you are conducting “essential services.” The question for our industry is of course, are home building/construction and related industries considered essential services? The short answer is “Yes.” Below we have cited several, specific areas from the order that list construction as essential. Feel free to refer to these references if your local jurisdiction attempts to tell you home building or construction is not essential.

    Despite this, there are still areas which may require additional clarification. To ask for a clarification, please send questions to DBennett@fhba.com. For further state clarifications, also check on the Department of Emergency Management Service’s Website at www.floridadisaster.org.

    The order’s definition of “essential” references the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) CISA document. As you may recall,the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) successfully lobbied DHS to designate residential construction as essential: click here to read more. Also, included in the order is a list of essential services propounded by Miami-Dade County in multiple orders. The Builders Association of South Florida (BASF) successfully lobbied for construction to be listed as essential in that order as well. The statewide order is effective from 12:01 am on April 3-April 30, unless otherwise extended. Click here to continue to read the update from FHBA .

  • Okeechobee County

    contracts with SAFEbuilt to operate the Building Department.

    Tony Giardino
    1700 NW 9th Avenue, Suite A
    Okeechobee, Florida 34972

    Office: (863) 763-5548
    email: agiardino@safebuilt.com 

    Community Development operating procedures as of March 26, 2020 click here