Duties & Responsibilities
The Building Division is responsible for ensuring that new development and modifications to existing development in Oldsmar is completed in compliance with state, county, city, and local laws and codes.
The Building Division provides technical information to citizens, contractors, and developers and performs the following services:
- Codes and ordinances (city and state)
- Inspects all projects that require a permit
- Issues permits
- Reviews plans
Schedule inspections, check permit status and results, or to make payments online for outstanding permit fees use our New Contractor Portal.
To schedule an inspection for an issued permit, call the permit inspection line at 813-749-1171 by 3:30 p.m. Any inspection requests after this time will be scheduled for the day after.
The City of Oldsmar has an agreement with Pinellas County Building Department to perform all building inspections and plan reviews, operating as the Building Official for the city. In addition, 3 days a week, a Pinellas County Inspector/Plans Examiner is located in the Oldsmar Building Division of the Planning and Redevelopment Department to assist anyone with building questions, review plans and other building related items on Monday's, Wednesday's and Friday's between the hours of 7:30 am to 11:30 am. (**note that these days may be adjusted due to holidays and training days). All permits and plan applications are submitted and issued from the City of Oldsmar building division, located in City Hall and all inspection scheduling is done at the City of Oldsmar. You may contact a Plans & Permit Clerk the morning of your inspection between the hours of 8:30 am - 9:00 am to get a general timeframe as to when your inspection is to be completed.
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Following is a one page End of Permit Survey which can be submitted electronically and confidentially. Comment Cards are also available at the front of the building division.
ISO Building Code Effectiveness Grading Classification
Good news! The City of Oldsmar ISO Building Code Effectiveness Grading Classification is 3 for 1 and 2 family residential property and 3 for commercial and industrial property. Insurers can use the Building Code Effectiveness Grading Classification as a basis for applying credits to individual property insurance policies.
Contractors & Permit Runners
The Oldsmar Building Department now requires that the "electronic version" of plans being submitted include all documents being submitted. This would include applications along with all supporting documents such as site plans/surveys, energy calculations, product approvals, etc.
A CD version of all documents shall be submitted when plans are larger than 11 inches by 17 inches and must be in a PDF format.
Homeowners and Contractors Working Within the City Limits of Oldsmar
Please Note: If you live in East Lake Woodlands you will need to contact Pinellas County for Building Permits.
You may view the new 2017 Florida Building Code, 6th Edition for free by visiting International Code Council website.