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Building Official – Jim Ford
Phone - (727) 392-1966, Ext. 128
Email - jford@myseminole.com

Permit/Licensing Technician - Renee Reid
Phone - (727) 392-1966, Ext 126
Email - rreid@myseminole.com

Building Division
9199 113th Street
Seminole, Florida 33772
(727) 392-1966
Fax: (727) 319-6583

Inspection Hotline
(727) 398-3110

Code Enforcement Hotline
(727) 392-1966 ext. 397

The City of Seminole Building Division's responsibility is to provide technical information to Citizens, Contractors, and Developers regarding codes, ordinances and other related issues. The City of Seminole ensures that all construction activity is in compliance with City, State, Local Laws, and codes. The Florida Building Code standard that the City applies to all construction is to protect the Public Safety of the Community. We pride ourselves with giving you the best service, in a timely and courteous manner.

The Building Division is charged with providing a full range of services to the development community and the citizens of Seminole. The services include the issuance of permits, the review of plans, field inspections, and site plan review of projects. The Building Division reviews and inspects all jobs requiring a permit. The City has a team of well qualified personnel. Plan reviews, including fire plan review are handled in-house.

The Building Division is also responsible for Code Enforcement. The Code Enforcement Officer is charged with enforcing various codes and ordinances that directly impact the appearance and public welfare of the community. The Code Enforcement Officer addresses their duties in response to complaints received and through diligent surveillance. The Division also reviews existing codes and propose changes that are deemed necessary to further enhance the well being of the community.

Local Business Tax Receipts and Zoning are also part of the Building Division, for both commercial and home-based businesses. We assist the citizens and consumers by providing information on whether a business is properly licensed, and if the current zoning is in conjunction with what the citizen and consumers need to comply. The Licensing Official issues Local Business Tax Receipts out of our office.

**5th Edition Florida Building Code now in effect**




If your business is located within the City Limits of Seminole, then you do require a Local Tax Receipt. To verify if your business is located within the City Limits of Seminole, go to the Pinellas County Property Appraisers website at


and verify the address, or you may also call at (727) 464-3207.

When transferring a business license, you must bring in the current Local Tax Receipt, and fill out the application for a transfer.

The City has provided a list of useful links for starting a business:

Business Planning Assistance (727) 523-6800 www.score.org

Enterprise Florida www.eflorida.com

Federal Employer ID Number (800) 829-1040 www.employers.gov

Federal Taxation IRS www.irs.gov

Fictitious name registration (850) 488-9000 www.sunbiz.org

Florida Department of Revenue (800) 352-3671 www.myflorida.com/dor

Small Business Administration (800) 829-9103 www.FloridaSmallBusiness.com

Social Security Tax Info (727) 893-3176 www.ssa.gov

State of Florida www.myflorida.com

What Servies Require a DBPR License (850) 487-1395 www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/services.html

Seminole City Hall, 9199 113th St N Seminole, FL 33772 Main: 727-391-0204 Fax: 727-391-5458