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St. Lucie County Planning & Development Services Update

Post Date:05/12/2020 7:55 AM

St. Lucie County’s Planning and Development Services is continuing to accept permits and conduct inspections to support the community and the construction industry, while investigating additional ways to better serve the community.

During this period, it is important to remember that inspections are still required by the Florida Building Code and other associated laws and rules.

“We are here to help you with your project. To that end, we are continuing to practice social distancing and request that you practice it as well,” said St. Lucie County Building Official Douglas Harvey.

If an inspection needs to be made in an area that someone has concerns about others being present, St. Lucie County’s staff will strive to coordinate a method to accomplish the inspection. Inspectors have been provided masks and gloves to be worn in the field.

“Our team has been sanitizing equipment and vehicles to ensure protection of the public. We are willing to work with owners, contractors and workers in order for everyone to have a comfort level when inspectors need to be on site,” added Harvey.

Questions have arisen about having the architect or engineer perform the inspection; however, this is not generally permitted. For unique circumstances, permission for this process must be granted by the Building Official prior to this occurring. Letters that are sent in without prior permission will not be accepted.


Please remember to have the permit card and any approved plans, product approvals and specifications sheets on site for the inspection. Inspectors may be contacted for an approximate time for the inspection. Inspectors will provide a two-hour window for the inspection. All inspectors phone numbers are posted on the St Lucie County website along with the daily list of inspections at

Did you know you can leave a note for the Inspector when scheduling an inspection? Notes can include:

  • Lock box codes
  • Gate codes
  • Location of permit documents
  • Special instructions regarding the permit
  • Specific occupant information
  • Location of equipment
  • Covid 19 special requests or information

“St. Lucie County thanks you for your patience and understanding as our processes and procedures evolve during this time,” said Harvey.

If you have questions, please call the Planning & Development Services staff at 772-462-1553 for general questions or to be directed to a specific person. Please continue to stay safe.

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