Online bill payment methods include:
 Credit/debit card (Service fee of 3.1%/$2 minimum applies)
 eCheck (No Service Fee)
 When Paying by eCheck: 
 Payments must be on US funds and drawn on a US bank.
 If your bank does not honor eChecks, you will be responsible for any applicable fees.
 Additional fees may apply for eChecks returned for any reason.
Pay a Bill Online 

The Building Department ensures development proposals comply with building codes and ordinances, regulations and standards set forth by the Florida Building Code and other regulatory agencies. The department reviews building plans and oversees the City permit issuance process, performing prompt and thorough inspections at the various stages of constructions.

For questions relating to Building, Electric, Mechanical, Plumbing, or ADA Codes, call (904) 310-3135, or email To make an appointment to meet with the Building Official/Director, please contact Angie Lester: 

We are now using our online permitting software. All permitting is done online at this time. To use our online system, you must register with an email address currently on file with the City. If you do not have an email address on file, or if you would like to use a different email address, please call the Building Department: (904) 310- 3135. 

To report after hours unpermitted construction-related activities, please call (904)310-3135, select Building Department, and leave a message. 

All records produced prior to our online permitting software going live in March 2020 may be obtained by sending an email to or by completing a Public Records Request

Helpful Links

Links are not imperative to navigating the City of Fernandina Beach website. Clicking said links will navigate user to outside webpage that may or may not be ADA accessible. Please contact the Building Department (904) 310-3135 for assistance.
Requirements During a Storm 

Memo: Commercial Application Requirements text pdf

DBPR Notice Energy Conservation text pdf

Construction Site Management Plan Key

Guide to Online Permitting

Address Assignment Request

Quick Guide - Floodplain Management in Florida 2017

Addressing Requirements for Residential and Commercial Buildings

Department Forms

Request to Withhold Collection of Impact Fees

Tips for Hiring Contractors

Analysis of Changes for the 6th Edition 2017 Florida Building Code 

Standard Operating Procedure for a video tape inspection for HVAC change outs (residential only)