The Islamorada Administrative Center resumed regular business hours on Monday, August 31, 2020

Building and Planning Department Service Hours

Hours for all other Departments
 8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

The drop box and lobby pickup box will no longer be available. Plans and other documents will need to be hand-delivered and picked up on the second floor. The payment box curbside in front of the building will remain in place or payments can be made on the third floor.

Virtual/Zoom and conference calls remain the preferred method of handling business. All customers and residents are encouraged to call or email to take care of business instead of visiting Village offices. In-person meetings may be scheduled with the agreement of all parties involved and with advanced approval of the Department Head. Proper surface cleaning and social distancing will be maintained.

Please direct questions about the Building and Planning Departments to 305-664-6437.


Fee & Permit Extension Changes Per Resolution 19-08-56 Effective October 1st, 2019

  • Resubmittal for Plan Review Corrections $25/1st two (2) pages, $10/each additional page (Up-front payment of fees required upon resubmittal.) 
  • Initial Plan Review by Village Wastewater Engineer $250/hour, with partial hours rounded up
  • Resubmittal Review by Village Wastewater Engineer $250/hour, with partial hours rounded up
  • Re-Inspection Fee $97
  • Re-Open to Close Permit with Engineer Letter $97 (job finished without inspections only)
  • Re-Open to Close Permit with Village Inspections $97/discipline (job finished without inspections)
  • Open/Expired Permit Search: $35/hour, minimum (1) one hour per real estate parcel
  • Ninety (90) Day Building Permit Extension:  $50 – A limit of two (2) extensions shall be allowed for any building permit.
  • One-Time (6) Six-Month Building Permit Extension - $250
  • Private Provider Fee Credit: 25% of Permit Fees-Inspections OR Plan Review; 50% of Permit Fees-Plan Review AND Inspections (At Submittal of Application Only)
  • After-Hours Inspections:  $100/hour (3-Hour Minimum), with partial hours rounded up __________________________________________________

Reminder to All Registered Contractors: Local Business Tax (Occupational License) Renewal Deadline was SEPTEMBER 30, 2019
Monroe County Local Business Tax Receipts/Occupational Licenses expire on 9/30/19.
Renew with Monroe County (or your local county)
Submit a copy to the Building Department by one of the methods listed below:

a)  Uploading to your contractor file via CityView web portal
b)  Sending via fax to 305-664-6469
c)  Emailing to    
d)  Submit to Building Department 

Please note that failure to renew and update records
will result in being unable to schedule inspections and have permits issued.

Incomplete Permit Applications and Submittal Packages Will Not Be Accepted 
Please note that incomplete permit applications and submittal packages will not be accepted.  All required information must be listed on the permit application including each section for the Property Owner, Contractor, Agent, and Property Information (including full physical address, mile marker, lot, block, subdivision, circle the appropriate Key, parcel ID number, and alternate key), Permit Type(s) selected, Detailed Description of Work, Value of Work, Square/Linear Footage, if applicable, all applicable signatures and notarization. 



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,and providing Flood Protection Resources
  • 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.


All inspections are required to be requested through the CityView Portal. The inspection telephone line is no longer available. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED TO ASSIST CUSTOMERS NEW TO THE CITYVIEW PORTAL.

To schedule an inspection, please access our CityView Portal at
Initial Registration is required. Once Registered and your account is Activated, simply Sign-In to Portal to request your inspection type(s) and date. Instructions for how to register for the portal, request inspections, and more can be found HERE.

NOTE:  In accordance with Chapter 713, Florida State Statutes, for improvements in the amount of $2,500 & over, (exception only for repair or replacement of an existing heating or air conditioning system in the amount of $7,500 & over), a Notice of Commencement shall be recorded at the County Clerk’s office. Please ensure a copy of filed Notice of Commencement has been provided to the Building Services Department prior to requesting the first inspection. Failure to provide a Notice of Commencement will result in cancellation of requested inspection.

Inspections submitted after 7:00 a.m. will be performed for the next business day. If an inspection is submitted prior to 7:00 a.m. it will be performed on the same business day. Commercial electrical inspections will only be conducted on Wednesdays and Fridays.


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 accepted through the CityView portal.

Permit Service Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday
Permit Service Hours on Fridays: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Address: 86800 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
Fax: 305-664-6469

Under Florida Law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

Denise Amatangelo
Office Clerk
Phone: 305-664-6437

Evelyn Fraley
Building Services Coordinator
Phone: 305-664-6436

Carol Long
Permit Clerk
Phone: 305-664-6431

Laurie Postrion
Permit Clerk
Phone: 305-664-6433

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

Kim Stevenson
Plumbing Inspector
Phone: 305-664-6443

Terri Sullivan
Building Inspector
Phone: 305-664-6432

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