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  • WASHINGTON COUNTY
  • Board of County Commissioners
  • Official Website

BUILDING DEPARTMENT

  • CONTACT DEPARTMENT

    • Hours of Operation
    • M-F 8-4
    • dial 8506386195
    • +1 (850) 638-6195
      • Dana Whipple
      • Building Official
      • Felicia Brown
      • Office Manager
      • Christy West
      • Permit Clerk
    • Address
    • 1331 South Blvd.
    • Chipley, FL 32428

About the Building Department

It is our goal to give the public the necessary information to help in the development and permitting of new construction within the county. The permitting and inspection procedure established for Washington County is required by Florida Statute and ensures contractors follow the State of Florida Building Codes. Proper permitting and inspections reduce the threat of fire and help reduce the damage caused by flooding, winds, tornadoes, and hurricanes, thus paving the way for a safer working and living environment. The Washington County Building Department is responsible for issuing Building Permits, Reviewing Plans, and Performing Electrical & Building Inspections and maintaining Contractors Licensing.

How to Permits & Registration Inquiries

Prior to requesting a building permit, you must have an approved Land Use Application through the Planning Department, a valid address through the E-911 Addressing Department, and if required, a driveway permit.

Download/View Land Use Application Download/View E911 Address Application

All contractor’s registration inquires, and documentation should be sent as follows:
Permits may be emailed to permits@washingtonfl.com given you are currently registered with the Washington County Building Department and have credit card on file. Emailed and faxed permits processing time is 2-3 business days. All other permits should be brought into the office for processing.

EMAIL: Building Permits

Building Inspection Requests

Due to a high demand in requests for inspections, please contact Building Department staff at least 48-72 hours prior to inspection date.

Impact Fees

The Washington County Board of County Commissioners have suspended the Impact Fees for Residential Development only. Impact Fees still apply to all new Commercial Development.

Flood Zone Construction

When installing or constructing your home in a Flood Zone, please be aware that you may be required to complete an Elevation Certificate which must be completed by a licensed surveyor or engineer of your choosing. For your convenience, please visit also review the FEMA Homeowners Guide to Elevation Certificates.

To view FEMA's Official National Flood Hazard Map, click here.

Permit Searches

For Permit Searches only, please select the link below. If you are searching by parcel, only enter the last 10 digits. Example: (XX-XXXX-XXXX)

For Searches between 11/06/2014 to Current Date: Search Here

For Searches between Year 2010-11/05/2014: Search Here

  • CONTACT THIS DEPARTMENT

    • dial
    • 1+ (850) 638-6195
    • Hours of Operation
    • M-F 8-4
    • Address
    • 1331 South Blvd.
    • Chipley, FL 32428

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