Building Department


General Contact Information:


City of Port St. Joe Building Department
1002 10th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Phone: 850-229-1093
Fax: 850-229-8242

Bo Creel, Building Inspector
850-819-5191

Scooter Hodges, Building Official
850-832-8021

Contact the Building Department before any clearing, excavation, or building.

Step 1 - Development Order application. (If needed)
  • Fill out and return to the Building Department for approval.
  • If Planning board Approval is required the Board meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
  • A complete application is required 21 calendar days before the meeting.
  • If Commission approval required, the Commission meets on the following Tuesday.
Step 2 - Building Permit Application.
  • Fill out and return to Building Department for approval.
  • Residential Plans are reviewed within 5 working days and if approved Permit is issued.
  • Commercial plans take longer depending on the complexity of the project but not more than 30 days for normal projects. (Usually much less.)
You may Access the City’s Land Development Regulations on this website.

Building Department Forms and Documents

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