Building Services

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 UPDATE - April 29, 2020: The Building Department is now performing inspections for existing occupied residential dwellings using applications such as skype. After scheduling inspections, please contact the inspector to coordinate a time to meet on the jobsite to obtain a virtual inspection.

April 2, 2020: Beginning Monday April 6, 2020 the Planning, Code Compliance and Building Divisions will be open to the public until 2pm Monday - Friday. The Building Division is open to the public beginning at 7:30am and the Planning and Code Compliance Division is open to the public beginning at 8am. 

At this time, both the Planning and Code/Building lobbies are limiting the number of customers that can be in the lobby at any given time.  For the Code/Building lobby, the maximum number of customers is three and for the Planning lobby, the maximum number of customers is two.  To gain access to these departments, upon your arrival to City Hall, please call 954-480-4238 to reach Code/Building and 954-480-4206 for Planning.  A city employee will let you know if space is available immediately.  If space is not available immediately, we will take your phone number and call you back as soon as possible.

Please note - we are encouraging customers to pay online. Cashiers will not be available to take payments until further notice. 

12/9/19 Effective Immediately: Submittal of the Service Change Procedures form is required for all meter replacement permits.

Online Permit Submittals - Re-Roofs, Water Heater & AC Replacements and Electrical Panel/Service Changes

In addition to water heater replacements, air conditioning replacements and electrical panel/service changes, the Building Department is now accepting online submittals for re-roof permits. For more information please click here.


HOA Affidavit


All submittals for residential permits must include the HOA Affidavit Form.  


Did you know that you can schedule your inspections online?


The Building Division is now accepting requests via email.  For more information on how to schedule inspections please click here.

General Information


The Building Division is responsible for enforcing codes and ordinances ensuring safe, sound and progressive development of commercial and residential properties. Renovations, remodeling and construction are all closely monitored, while code inspections are conducted systematically. The division complies with guidelines established by the Florida Building Commission and Broward County Board of Rules & Appeals. The Building Division has three areas of responsibility: Building, Occupational Licensing, and Burglar Alarm Permitting.

Contact Us
Our staff is available to assist you in the permitting process. 

For general questions regarding permit status, requirements, etc. please call (954) 480-4250

 To schedule an inspection  please call (954) 571-4504.

  • Our fax number is (954) 422-5812
  • Permit status can be viewed online here.
Building Division **New Permit Applications**
Provides plan review, permits and periodic inspection services to most public and private construction as determined by the Florida Building Code and other applicable laws. The Building Division is responsible for the identification and removal of unsafe structures in conjunction with the Unsafe Structure Board.

Burglar Alarm Permitting/ Registration
Beginning Thursday, April 27, 2017, the City of Deerfield Beach False Alarm Reduction Program will no longer be administered by CryWolf Services.

For more information, please email falsealarms@deerfield-beach.com or contact
(954) 571-4500.
  
Home Owners (HOA) Approval
It is your responsibility to obtain approval from your Home Owners Association before applying for a permit and comply with their requirements.
 
 

INSPECTION REQUESTS ACCEPTED UNTIL 3:00PM FOR NEXT DAY INSPECTION