Building Services


The Building Department duties are to enforce the local and state codes regarding the construction and maintenance of the buildings and structures in an impartial manner in order to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Islamorada, Village of Islands. Building Department services include:

  • Intake of Building Permits,
  • Building and Trade Plan Review, 
  • Issuance of Building Permits,
  • Maintain Permit Records as required by State law,
  • Inspections during Construction,
  • Permit Extensions,
  • Issuance of Certificates of Occupancy,
  • Contractor Registrations,
  • Floodplain Management,
  • FEMA Inspections,

The Building Department strives to communicate and educate contractors, developers, citizens, and design professionals on Florida Building Code related issues and procedures in place to preserve the quality of life for our community.


A Building Permit is required for most types of construction work within the Village.  Please click this link to determine which types of projects do not require a Building Permit. If your project is not listed, a Building Permit is required.


Certain permits are available for expedited permitting between the hours of 9:00AM - 2:00PM every Wednesday. All applications must be complete and include all required paperwork in order for the permit to be processed and issued. Permits that qualify for “Walk-Thru” will be completed within one to two business days.   Below is a list of the specific permits that qualify for “Walk-Thru” permitting:

  • A/C Unit Replacement
  • Change of Copy of Existing/Approved Signage
  • Driveway (with no ROW)
  • Electrical Service Upgrades/Replacements
  • Fences
  • Hurricane Shutters
  • Interior Renovations of Residential Structures
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Pavers
  • Prefabricated Sheds
  • Railing Replacement
  • Renewal of Expired Permits
  • Re-roofs
  • Screen Room Enclosures
  • Siding Replacement
  • Tiki/Chickee Huts
  • Window and Door Replacement


Construction hours are between 7:30 a.m. until sundown every day of the week.


To schedule an inspection please call (305) 664-6440. Please include your permit number, type of inspection being requested, inspection address, contact name, phone number and any access code needed to enter the property. We cannot process your request without this information.

All inspections scheduled after 7:00 a.m. will be performed for the next business day. If an inspection is called in prior to 7:00 a.m. it will be performed on the same business day.


State-certified and registered contractors that wish to conduct work in Islamorada, Village of Islands must register with the Village by submitting all applicable documentation found on the Contractor Registration Checklist.

When contracting for home repairs or improvements it's important to proceed with caution.  Hiring an unlicensed contractor can result in other consequences including additional damage to your property.  A licensed contractor has the necessary education, skills, and expertise to perform the work, and has also acquired the insurance protections his license requires.  To verify a contractor’s State license or file a complaint against a State licensed contractor, call 1-850-487-1395 or visit You may contact the Monroe County Licensing Coordinator at (305) 289-2583 to inquire if a contractor is properly licensed with the County or if you want to obtain a Certificate of Competency with Monroe County.


The Building Department accepts checks, money orders and cash. Credit Cards payments are acccepted through the CityView portal.  

Sheila Denoncourt
Chief Building Official
Phone: 305-664-6430
Fax: 305-664-6469

Carlota de la Sierra
Building Services Coordinator
Phone: 305-664-6436
Fax: 305-664-6469

Carol Long
Permit Clerk
Phone: 305-664-6431
Fax: 305-664-6469

Laurie Postrion
Permit Clerk
Phone: 305-664-6433
Fax: 305-664-6469

Philip Morretta
Senior Plans Examiner/Inspector
Phone: 305-664-6425
Fax: 305-664-6469

Kim Stevenson
Plumbing Inspector
Phone: 305-664-6443
Fax: 305-664-6469

Terri Sullivan
Building Inspector
Phone: 305-664-6432
Fax: 305-664-6469

Denise Amatangelo
Office Clerk
Phone: 305-664-6437
Fax: 305-664-6469