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Planning & Development
Municipal Services Building,
2nd Floor
100 S. Myrtle Ave.
Clearwater, FL 33756

Development Service Center: (727) 562-4567
Code Compliance: (727) 562-4720


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Hours of Operation:
Development Service Center:
  Mon.-Tues. 8:00am-4:30pm
  Wed. 8:00am-2:30pm
  Thurs.-Fri. 8:00am-4:30pm
Code Compliance:
  Mon.-Fri. 8:00am-5:00pm

Planning and Development

Walk-Through Building Permit Process

A walk-through building permit may be obtained for certain types of small residential and non-residential projects.  This type of permit does not require an in-depth plan review and can be reviewed and issued while you wait.  Examples of permits that may be processed as a walk-through permit include: 

  • Minor residential interior remodeling
  • Residential mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and gas (MEPG) permits. Certain small MEPG permits may be walked-through unless a Fire review is required.
  • A/C change-outs
  • Carports
  • Re-roofs
  • Replacement windows and doors
  • Solar pool heaters
  • Screen enclosures
  • Propane tank installation (above grade)
  • Fences
  • Certain signs

Driveways, patios, decks, swimming pools and  spas may be processed as a walk-through permit unless a land resource inspection is required for clearing and grubbing purposes. 

If you need help determining whether your project qualifies for a walk-through permit, please call 727-562-4567 for assistance.