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Effective July 1, 2017 - Code Changes for Residential Construction
"New Construction on residential buildings or dwelling units shall have mandatory Blower Door Testing"
5th Edition (2014) Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation (R402.4.1.2 Testing)
*(Blower Door Testing shall be performed by only qualified individuals.)
Individuals who can conduct the test include:
- Individuals defined under FS 553.993 (5) or (7)
- Energy Rater or Residential Field Inspector currently certified through RESNET
- Energy Auditor, Infiltration and Duct Leakage Technician or Building Analyst currently certified through BPI, Building Performance Institute
Individuals licensed under FS 489.105(3) (f), (g) or (i);
- Class A Air Conditioning Contractor
- Class B Air Conditioning Contractor
- Mechanical Contractor
A signed “Blower Door Test Results Form” is required to be submitted to the Building Department. A county form has been provided; any other form will need to be approved by the Building Official.
(NEW!)Property Map Explorer
Click here to explorer the property map
Who do I call for permitting and zoning questions?
First, you must know what jurisdiction the property is located.
To answer that question, use the "Jurisdiction Search" by address or parcel ID number.
A phone number will be listed for who to call based on the juridiction of the property.
Search, Print, Export and Map Records
*All Building permits from 2003 are shown through this search. We only retain residential paper records for 10 Years.
|Permit Search||Contractor Search|
|Land Development Regulations||Property Map Explorer|
|Elevation Certificates||Statistics for Issued Building Permits|
* Google Earth is required to read the maps produced from the site searches and can be downloaded for free at https://www.google.com/earth/
Please click on a category to expand/collapse downloads for that category.
|Certified Contractor Application.pdf|
|Contractor Letter of Authorization.pdf|
|DBPR License Requirements and Exemptions.pdf|
|Registered Contractor Application.pdf|
|Building Fee Schedule (Dec 2016).pdf|
|Columbia County land use, zoning, and subdivision, schedule of fees and charges.pdf|
|Contractors Fee Scedule (Dec 2016).pdf|
The Building Inspection Office
The Building Inspection Office is responsible for the examination of building plans and specifications to insure structural soundness and conformity with the adopted building codes and the issuance of building permits. The office is also responsible for the review of applications for mobile home permits. On site inspections are made at several different times during the building process to insure that construction or installation is in compliance with all adopted codes. The office also answers any code questions that may arise either by telephone or personal contact. The Building Department is also responsible for the licensing of contractors and specialty contractors within Columbia County; this is done through the Competency Advisory Board.
Request Inspection By PhoneBefore calling, please make sure you have ready:
- your permit number
- the inspection needed
- the date requested
For septic release needed for permanent power call 386-758-1058
For building permit inspection call 386-758-1008.
For after hours inspections call 386-758-1124.
NOTE: After hours inspections will be received the next business day, then scheduled for the following business day. Emergencies will be inspected as soon as possible.
Must give 24 hours notice
Columbia County Competency Advisory BoardChairman - David Mangrum
These boards meets every fourth (4th) Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at
the Columbia County Administrative Office:
135 NE Hernando Ave Suite B-21
Building Zoning Department
Columbia County Board of Adjustment and Planning Zoning Board
|Member||Earl Peeler |
|County Planner||Brandon Stubbs - (386)754-7119|
|County Attorney||Joel Foreman - (386)752-8420|
Planning and Zoning provides various services to the County which
entails providing technical, professional and administrative support to
various boards, Board of Adjustment, Planning and Zoning Board, Board of
County Commissioners and the general public. This department implements
and enforces the Columbia County Land Development Regulations, monitors
and updates the County's Comprehensive Plan.
The board meets every fourth (4th) Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Columbia County School Board Administrative complex:
372 West Duval Street
Lake City, Florida 32055
Now you can download meeting agendas and minutes directly from our site. To view a listing of current and previous months meetings, please click the link below.
Building & Zoning Department
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location:135 NE Hernando Ave.
Lake City, FL 32055
Mailing Address:Post Office Box 1529
Lake City, FL 32056-1529
Office Phone:(386) 758-1008