All Building Department functions, including plan reviews and inspections, are performed by the City of Green Cove Springs.

Development Services / Building Division

The Building Division issues building permits and schedules inspections for compliance with the Florida Building code. This division processes permit applications, including required plan reviews.

A permit can be pulled by a licensed contractor, or a homeowner that resides at the property. A landlord/owner, who does not reside at the home, is not authorized to pull a permit.  Any applicant that is within a Homeowner's Association (HOA) must obtain the HOA approval before applying for a permit.

When a permit is issued, it is considered in full force and effect until such time as the work covered thereby is complete. However, if work covered by such permit has not been completed within 180 calendar days (6 months) from the date of issuance of such permit, or has been commenced and then suspended or abandoned for a period of 180 calendar days from the date of the most recent inspection, such permit shall terminate/expire and become null and void.

Prior to receiving a Certificate of Occupancy for a single family dwelling, a Solid Waste Assessment Fee must be paid.  The fees are prorated by the calendar year.  Click here to see the fees.

As of 10/01/2014 there is a Building Official for the City of Green Cove Springs.  He is responsible for review of construction plans and building inspections.

The City's Building Official is John Cioffi.

2015 Changes to the Florida Building Code-Residential

Building Permit-How to    
Building Fees - Current

Go to the Applications Page

Click on approval process image for printable pdf


John Cioffi, Building Official                                       904 297-7500 x3319 Fax                                                                         904 284-4849