Permit & Inspection Report

By December 31, 2020, the governing body of a local government that provides a schedule of fees shall create a building permit and inspection utilization report and post the report on its website. The information in the report shall be derived from relevant information available in the most recently completed financial audit. After December 31, 2020, the governing body of a local government that provides a schedule of fees shall update its building permit and inspection utilization report before making any adjustments to the fee schedule. The report shall include:

Direct and indirect costs incurred by the local government to enforce the Florida Building Code, including costs related to:

  • Personnel services costs, including salary and related employee benefit costs incurred by the local government to enforce the Florida Building Code. – $0.00a 
  • Operating expenditures and expenses. – $6,295,320b

Permit and inspection utilization information, including: 

  • Number of building permit applications submitted.
    11,905 
  • Number of building permits issued or approved.
    10,421 
  • Number of building inspections and reinspections requested.
    34,752 
  • Number of building inspections and reinspections conducted.
    34,752 
  • Number of building inspections conducted by a private provider.
    0
  • Number of audits conducted by the local government of private provider building inspections.
  • Number of personnel dedicated by the local government to enforce the Florida Building Code, issue building permits, and conduct inspections.
    36c 
  • Other permissible activities for enforcing the Florida Building Code as described in subparagraph (a)1.
    $0

Revenue information, including:

  • Revenue derived from fees pursuant to paragraph (a).
    $6,295,320 
  • Revenue derived from fines pursuant to paragraph (a).
    $55,075 
  • When applicable, investment earnings from the local government’s investment of revenue are derived from fees and fines pursuant to paragraph (a).
    $0.00
  • Balances carried forward by the local government pursuant to paragraph (a).
    $485,943 
  • Balances refunded by the local government pursuant to paragraph (a).
    $33,629 
  • Revenue is derived from other sources, including local government general revenue.
    $0.00

Notes

a. City of Deerfield Beach provides building services through a full-service contract with Calvin, Giordano & Associates, Inc. (CGA). There are no City Personnel Services costs. 

b. Includes CGA contract costs. 

c. Includes both CGA contracted staff and portion of City Staff enforcing FBC.