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Important Notices

The Columbia County Building Department will being accepting new applications for properties located within the City of Lake City on Monday, February 21, 2022.

The City of Lake City will still issue permits for certain projects such as tree removals, yard sales and smaller projects that cost less than four thousand dollars. To find out who will issue the permit for your project, please use the property search and click "Check" next to the search result.
Click here to find out who will issue your permit


Looking for Zoning informatiom? Visit the Zoning Department

Guide for Recreational Vehicles

Columbia County has released a guide for recreational vehicles.
This guide answers many common questions regarding recreational vehicles such as:

  1. What is a Recreational Vehicle?
  2. Can I live in a RV on my property?
  3. I have family coming into town, can they stay in their RV on my property?
Download the full brochure here


Guide to Home‐Based Businesses

Columbia County has released a guide for Guide to home‐based businesses.
This guide answers many common questions regarding recreational vehicles such as:

  1. What is a Home‐Based Business?
  2. What type of business can I have as a Home‐Based Business?
  3. Can I obtain a separate address for my Home‐Based Business?
Download the full brochure here


Who do I contact for permitting or zoning questions?

Visit the "Property Search" page and search by address or parcel ID number.
Next, click the "Check" button next to the property in search results.


Submit Building Permit Applications Online

You can now submit building applications for permits using the Building Permit Application portal or login to view existing applications.


Apply Online for a New 911 Address or Verify Existing Address

You can now submit applications for a new 911 address using the new online addressing application

You can now verify a 911 address using the online addressing verification application


How do I find out the status of my inspection or schedule an inspection online?

You can both schedule an inspection and see the status of a recent inspection by visiting the inspection request page.


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.


Download Documents

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Applications

pdf logo(PDF) Addition Application (2021 Fillable).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Air Conditioning Replacement Application (2021 Fillable).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Cellular Antenna Replacement Application.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Electrical Service Upgrade or Change (July 2015 Fillable).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Mobile Home Application (April 2017).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) New Commercial Construction Application (2021 Fillable).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) New Residential Construction Application (2021 Fillable).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Owner Builder Additional Documents (Aug 2019).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Owner Builder Metal Storage Building Application.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Re Roof Permit Application (October 2021 Fillable).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Remodel - Renovation Application (2021 Fillable).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Screen Enclosure Application (2021 Fillable).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Sign Application (Dec 2016) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Sign Application for Fort White City Limits (Fillable).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Storage Building Application (2021 Fillable).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Swimming Pool and Spa Permit Application (Dec 2016) Fillable.pdf

Concurrency

pdf logo(PDF) 64E-6.008, Florida Administrative Code.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Concurrency Worksheet (July 2015).xlsx

Contractor License

pdf logo(PDF) 1_Application_Certified Contractor.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 2_Application Registered Contractor.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 3_DBPR License Requirements and Exemptions.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 4_Contractor Letter of Authorization.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 5_Qualifier Authorization form.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 6_Reciprocity Letter Requirements.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 7_Renewal Application.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Columbia County Registered Exam Local Qualifications Fillable (Feb 2021).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Prometric Candidate Information Bulletin.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Prometric Exam Registration Form and Test Dates Scheduled.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Registered AC Exam Class A-Master Unlimited Info page (Feb 2021).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Registered AC Exam Class B-Master Mechanical Info page (Feb 2021).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Registered AC Exam Class C-Master Limited Info page (Feb 2021).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Registered Business and Law Exam Info page (Feb 2021).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Registered Exam Building Construction Info page (Feb 2021).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Registered Exam General Construction Info page (Feb 2021).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Registered Exam Master Electrical Info page.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Registered Exam Master Plumbing Info page (Feb 2021).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Registered Exam Master Residntial Electrical Info page (Feb 2021).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Registered Exam Master Sign Electrical Info page (Feb 2021).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Registered Exam Residential Construction Info page (Feb 2021).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Registered Exam Residential Swimming Pool Info page (Feb 2021).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Registered Exam Roofing Info page (Feb 2021).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Registered Exam Swimming Pool Maintenance Info page (Feb 2021).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Registered Exam Unlimited Swimming Pool Info page (Feb 2021).pdf

Documents

pdf logo(PDF) 10 Common MH Installation Violations Brochure.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Blower_Door_Form_2020_7th_Edition.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Commercial Plan Checklist (March 2021 Fillable).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Contractor Letter of Authorization.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Duct Leakage Test Report 2020 FBC.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Electrical Service Upgrade or Change (July 2015 Fillable).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Florida's Construction Lien Law.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Home Occupations Brochure (May 2022).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) In County Pre-Mobile Home Inspection form (July 2015).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Land Owner Affidavit 2021.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Land Owner Affidavit for STUP (2021 Fillable).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) MH Subcontractors form 2017.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Mobile Home Installers Authorization - Agent.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Mobile Home Installers Authorization - Owner.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Notice of Commencement (Fillable 2021).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Notice-Of-Termination Form.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Out of County Pre-Mobile Home Inspetion form (July 2015).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Owner and Contractor Signature Page 2020.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Owner Builder Disclosure Statement (Aug 2019).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Payment Methods.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Product Approval Form July 2015 (Fillable).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Qualifier Authorization form.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Recreational Vehicles Brochure (April 2022) (Printing).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Recreational Vehicles Brochure (April 2022).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Residential Blueprints Checklist (Fillable March 2021).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Roofing Affidavit FBC (October 2021).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Roofing Underlayment Affidaivit (May 2021).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Scope of Work Template.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Significant Changes to Roofing Requirements 7th Edition 2020 FBC.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Site Plan Checklist and Example (July 2015).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Subcontractors Form (Dec 2016) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Swimming Pool Site Plan Example (July 2015).pdf

Fee Schedules

pdf logo(PDF) Beginning Sept 1 2021 - Zoning, land use, and subdivision, schedule of fees and charges.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Building Permit Fee Schedule.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Contractors Fee Scedule.pdf

FEMA Publications

pdf logo(PDF) 09-04-2899A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 09-04-4124A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 10-04-1871A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 10-04-2727A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 10-04-6969A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 11-04-0277A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 11-04-1481A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 11-04-4781A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 13-04-4598A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 13-04-8548A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 15-04-7941A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 16-04-2478A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 16-04-3660A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 16-04-5838A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 17-04-3670A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 18-04-2556A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 18-04-4257A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 19-04-2415A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 19-04-2799A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 19-04-4166A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 19-04-4168A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 19-04-4381A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 19-04-5297A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 19-04-5348A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 19-04-6242A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 19-04-6727A-120406.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 20-04-0066A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 20-04-3321A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 20-04-4559A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 20-04-4697A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 20-04-5215A-120406.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 2013 County Audit.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 21-04-0242A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) About the Mandatory Purchase of Flood Insurance.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Answers to Questions About the National Flood Insurance Program, F-084 (2011).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Check before you buy.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Coastal Construction Manuel, FEMA P-55 (2011).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Columbia County 2018 Flood Study.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Damage from Localized Flooding, FEMA 511 (2005).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Elevated Residential Structures, FEMA 54 (1984).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Elevating You Flood Prone House, FEMA Homeowners Guide To Retrofitting.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Flood Information letter.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Homeowner's Guide to Retrofitting, Six ways to protect your home from flooding.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Local Mitigation Strategy Plan.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Mitigation of Flood and Erosion Damage to Residential buildings in Coastal Areas, FEMA 257 (1994).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Protecting Building Utilities From Flood Damage, FEMA P-348 (1999).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Protecting Floodplain Resources-A Guidebook For Communities.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Protecting Manufactured Homes from Floods and Other Hazards, FEMA P-85 (2009).pdf

Flood Publications

pdf logo(PDF) Columbia County 2018 Flood Study.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Using Google Earth and Flood Maps.pdf

Letter of Map Amendments

pdf logo(PDF) 09-04-2899A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 09-04-4124A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 10-04-1871A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 10-04-2727A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 10-04-6969A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 11-04-0277A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 11-04-1481A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 11-04-4781A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 13-04-4598A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 13-04-8548A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 15-04-7941A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 16-04-2478A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 16-04-3660A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 16-04-5838A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 17-04-3670A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 18-04-2556A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 18-04-4257A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 19-04-2415A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 19-04-2799A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 19-04-4166A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 19-04-4168A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 19-04-4381A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 19-04-5297A-120070.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) 19-04-5348A-120070.pdf

Maps

pdf logo(PDF) Wind Speed Maps.pdf

Utilization Report

pdf logo(PDF) Building Permit and Inspection Utilization Report.pdf

Zoning Applications

pdf logo(PDF) Agent Authorization Form (September 2021) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Comprehensive Plan Amendment Application (September 2021) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment Application (September 2021) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Division of Land Application (September 2021) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Land Development Regulation Text Amendment Application (September 2021) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Major Subdivision Application (September 2019) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Minor Site & Development Plan Application (September 2021) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Minor Subdivision Application (September 2021) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) PRD Application (September 2021) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Site & Development Plan Application (September 2021) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Site Specific Amendment to the Official Zoning Atlas (Rezoning) Application (September 2021) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Special Exception Application (September 2021) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Special Exception Application - Communication Towers (September 2021) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Special Family Lot Permit Affidavit (September 2021) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Special Family Lot Permit Application September 2021) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Special Permit Application (September 2021).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Special Temporary Use Permit Affidavit - 5yr Family Residence (September 2021) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Special Temporary Use Permit Application (September 2021) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Special Temporary Use Permit Application for Special Event (September 2021) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Subdivision Application (September 2021) Fillable.pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Submittal Guidelines for Development (September 2021).pdf
pdf logo(PDF) Variance Application (September 2021) Fillable.pdf


The Building Inspection Office

Visit the page to request an inspection online .

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 Phone

Before calling, please make sure you have ready:
  1. your permit number
  2. the inspection needed
  3. the date requested
For culvert or a culvert waiver inspections call 386-758-1019.
For septic release needed for permanent power call 386-758-1058
For building permit inspection call 386-719-2023.
For after hours inspections call 386-719-2023.


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 Board

Chairman - David Mangrum
Walt Graham
Todd Hunt
Harry Moseley

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
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