About Us

About the Building Division

Our mission in the Building Division is to provide the highest level of professional services to ensure and promote a safe-built environment for the protection, enhancement, and livability of our great City. Our vision is to be a team of dedicated professionals working for the benefit of our community in a cordial manner, and to be recognized as a leader in our industry.

Created in 1992, the Building Division is a part of the Growth Management Department. We are a one-stop shop providing permits, plan review, and inspections for all residential and commercial construction projects within the City of Crestview.


For buildings located in the City of Crestview, a permit is required for a wide variety of construction, remodeling and repair work, including, but not limited to:

Residential Permits

  • Single Family Homes
  • Duplexes
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Townhouses

Commercial Permits

  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Offices
  • Stores
  • Warehouses
  • Churches
  • Restaurants

Miscellaneous Permits

  • Air Conditioning (installation or replacement)
  • Burglar Alarms
  • Decks
  • Docks
  • Fences
  • Permanent Generators
  • Hurricane Shutters
  • Irrigation
  • Low-Voltage Electric
  • Pools

  • Propane Gas Tank Systems
  • Roof Repair/Replacement
  • Screen Enclosures
  • Sheds
  • Water Heaters
  • Window/Door Replacement
  • Fences
  • Bathroom & Kitchen Remodels
  • Solar Photovoltaic Systems
  • Signs
  • Demolition
Note: Prior to commencement of any construction or demolition, it is highly recommended that you call the Building Division at 850-689-1618 / 850-689-1619 to verify whether a permit is required. If work is performed without first obtaining a permit, the building owner will be responsible for paying a fine. In addition, the building owner may be required to pay for the approval of the work by a professional engineer or pay to have it dismantled, demolished, and/or redone.