Building Inspection Division COVID-19 Information Page


The health and safety of Jacksonville citizens is of our utmost concern. For the well-being of the City of Jacksonville and to best meet the needs of our customers, our normal operations have changed.  Understanding these changes will directly affect many of our customers and their businesses, they were not made lightly or in haste.
The changes to our operations, outlined below, will be updated depending on the needs of the community in these unprecedented times. Please check back regularly for the most up to date information.

Appointment Only

On June 1, 2020, the Building Inspection Division and the Development Services Division will begin appointment only services at our location on the 2nd floor of the Ed Ball Building.
All visitors to the Ed Ball Building will be screened (temperature reading and questionnaire) and will be required to wear a face mask while in the building. Social distancing must also be practiced while in the building.
To make an appointment, please call Tony Fields at 904-255-8211. Appointments will be limited to control the number of people in our lobbies. Appointments can be made for business days between the hours of 9am and 3pm.
Please do not arrive more than five minutes before your appointment time.
If you arrive 15 minutes after your appointment time, you may be required to reschedule.

Inspections (New)

The Building Inspection Division will perform inspections in occupied residences with limitations. Please contact the inspection supervisors for your permit type for more information.

Electronic Permit Submissions

The Building Inspection Division is now requiring all permit application packages to be submitted electronically for all permit types. Please see more information on our Electronic Plan Submittal page at Please contact Ricky Smith ( or Sandy Rosenblatt ( for more assistance.

For questions regarding the submission of Electrical, Mechanical, or Plumbing permits please reach out to the trade supervisors.
Douglas, James         Electrical Inspection Supervisor               (904) 255-8567
Shiferdek, Clif            Electrical Inspection Asst Supervisor       (904) 255-8565
Weeks, Ricky             Mechanical Inspection Supervisor           (904) 255-8566
Grundy, Rafeal           Mechanical Inspection Asst Supervisor   (904) 255-8568
Robbins, Mike            Plumbing Inspection Supervisor               (904) 255-8546
Skelton, John             Plumbing Inspection Asst Supervisor       (904) 255-8564

For questions regarding the submission of Roofing, Siding/Stucco Repair, and Window/Door Replacement permits please reach out to the building inspection supervisors.
Smith, Milton               Building Inspections Supervisor                (904) 255-8539
Pietschker, Erik           Building Inspections Asst Supervisor        (904) 255-8526
Kilgour, Matthew         Building Inspections Asst Supervisor        (904) 255-8505
Turner, Richard           Building Inspections Asst Supervisor        (904) 255-7874

Sign Permits can also submitted for review by electronically. Please email Saul Stein at for more information. 

Property owners acting as their own contractors must make an appointment to submit permits per the appointment process provided above.

Approved Submissions

To pick up older hard copy submissions that are ‘approved-pending payment’ or ‘returned for corrections’, please contact Ricky Smith ( or Sandy Rosenblatt ( to schedule a time for pick up at the Ed Ball Building. Please keep in mind that all fees must be paid online and cannot be paid in person with the Tax Collector’s office closed.


Revisions and corrections to building permits previously submitted as hardcopies will have to be resubmitted electronically.  Please start by reaching out to your plans examiner or to the Plans Examiner Supervisor, Sandy Rosenblatt at

Contacting our Office

Like many offices and business, we have staff working remotely at this time. Since they are away from their desk phones, please use email to contact our office staff. Contact information for our full staff is available on our Contact Us page at
For general questions, call us at 904-630-1100 or our Information Kiosk at 904-255-7095.

Development Services

The Development Services lobby is closed for walk in service but is now taking appointments as well. For more information see their webpage at

Notice of Commencement

Please see the Duval Clerk of the Courts webpage for information on how to record a Notice of Commencement (NOC):