Frequently Asked Questions
  • Why a Building Permit?

    Building permits provide the means for the Code Officials to protect persons by reducing the potential hazards of unsafe construction. Building permits provide a means for Code Officials to inspect construction to ensure that minimum standards are met and appropriate materials are used.

  • What is the Purpose of a Building Permit?

    Assure safe construction. Permits allow for the enforcement of the codes that have been adopted as law to protect the Public Health, Safety, and Welfare.

  • What is a Building Permit?

     A building permit is a license that grants legal permission to start construction of a building project.

  • When will my permit expire?

    Work must begin and have an approved inspection within 6 months after issuance or the permit will expire. Once the permit is considered active, an approved inspection must be received within every 180 days to keep the permit from expiring.

  • How do I schedule an inspection?

    To request inspections, call (754) 321-4800. Inspection requests may be faxed into the office using an Inspection Request Form.

    Please provide the following information:

    • A 24-hour request notice is required and inspection request are to be called in by 3:00 PM.
    • Permit Number
    • General Contractor, subcontractor or job contact and their telephone number.
    • Project number, facility name, date and inspection discipline. (structural, architectural, civil, electrical mechanical, plumbing)
    • Inspection type, scope of work to be inspected, site location, building or room number (if applicable)
    • All failed inspections must be called in as a re-inspection.

  • What are the hours of inspections?

    Inspections may be performed between the hours of 7:00 am and 4 p.m. and are not time specific. The inspector decides in which order they will accomplish their inspections. Many of the inspectors cover a very large area and they must utilize their time efficiently. Requesters may call the inspector in the morning to arrange a specific time.

Contact Information

  • Building Department

    2301 NW 26th Street

    Oakland Park, Florida 33311

    Phone: 754-321-4800

    Fax: 754-321-3389

    TTL: --

    Hours: Mon - Fri, 7am - 4pm

    Phone: --

    Perla Tarrau-Ayala

    Chief Building Official