Building & Subtrade Permits

For more information, call Development Services at (813) 272-5600

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Effective December 31, 2023, all submissions for building permits must be compliant with and meet the minimum requirements contained in the 8th Edition (2023) Florida Building Code.

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Our online permitting and licensing solution allows you to easily submit and track your application 24/7. Log in to the HillsGovHub portal. (Please Note: The portal is compatible with minimum browser versions of Google Chrome 73, Microsoft Edge 38, and Firefox 61.)

Notice of Commencement

A Notice of Commencement (NOC) is required on improvements to real property when the project cost is greater than $5,000. For a project requiring only a mechanical permit, including one which involves the repair or replacement of an existing heating or air-conditioning system, a Notice of Commencement is required when the project cost is $15,000 or greater.


Right-of-Way Permits (ROW)




Building and Construction - Additional Resources


Electrical - Additional Resources


Natural Hazard Planning - Additional Resources


Miscellaneous Forms


Expedited Permitting: Please note, if you are requesting an expedited building permit or development order review, as allowable under state law, please include this information in your online permit application and reference the statutory basis for your request.

*Fillable forms may not work with many browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, etc.) - if you have issues with the form, do one of the following:

  • Download the form to your computer and open it up with a PDF viewer, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Download the printable version of the form
  • Try using the Internet Explorer browser to open the PDF


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Changes to FEMA Flood Maps

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has completed a multi-year assessment of the County's coastal flood risk and updated flood maps.

Effective October 7, 2021, permits issued by the County will need to meet the new flood zone and Base Flood Elevation (BFE) requirements (even if the application was received before October 7).

To see how the flood risk may have changed for a property or area, visit Hillsborough County's Flood Zone Comparison Viewer. Please view our fact sheet for additional information.


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