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Our mission is to provide extraordinary customer service while maintaining a safe and vibrant community. We respond to our customers' needs in a timely fashion. We readily avail ourselves to citizens, business owners, architects, engineers, developers and contractors. We are committed to our City's pledge of "Excellence Always".

Program Description
The Building Department enforces the Florida Building Code and its related publications, promoting safe standards to the building community. We provide plan review, inspections and education to our internal and external customers. The Department continually innovates procedures to best serve our customers.

Goals & Objectives
In support of Strategic Goal # 5 A Safe & Vibrant Community, the Department provides code compliant construction, inspections and plan review using local, state and federal codes and regulations to promote the continuation of high standards for our residential and commercial neighborhoods. The Department assists and is accessible to citizens, businesses, contractors and other Departments with information, expedient responses and accurate information. In support of Strategic Goal # 4, Clear Communication, the Department provides timely inspections, plan review status and comments expeditiously for customers in real time.

Performance Measures FY 2011
FY 2012
FY 2013
FY 2014
Average number of business days to review building applications for additions, alterations and new development projects 4.4  4.2 3.9 10
Percentage of customer service satisfaction rating annually utilizing customer transactional survey 88%  93%  89% 95%
Percentage of total inspectors completing a minimum of 16 hours of continuing education annually 100%  100%  100% 100%
Average number of business days to review building permit applications for small permits 4 days  3.7 days  3.7 days 5 days
Percentage of monthly inspection requests via electronic means (IVR, Click2Gov) 13%  30%  42% 50%

Contact Us
Building Department
Claudio Grande

6011 Nob Hill Rd.
1st Floor
Tamarac, FL 33321-6200

Ph:   (954) 597-3420
Fax   (954) 597-3450


Monday - Thursday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm

7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Last time to sign in for service: 4:00 pm Monday-Thursday and 3:00 pm on Friday
** Lobby doors to the Building Department will lock automatically at that time. **

Inspectors are available 7:30 - 8:30 am and 3 - 4 pm, Monday through Thursday.

The Building Department Lobby will be closed on Wednesday, November 19th at 3:00pm, and the lobby will re-open Thursday, November 20th, at 7:30 am.

City offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday, November 27th and Friday, the 28th. We will reopen Monday December 1 at 7:30 am.

We apologize for any inconvenience.