Building & Zoning

COVID-19 Update

The Building Department is open, with very limited access to the public. Approved permits can be picked up, but arrangements must be made (1 hour) ahead of time by calling 954-943-6509 for instructions.

New permit applications are being accepted. They can be submitted via the drop box located at the front door of the Building Department, or see the list of acceptable permit applications being accepted electronically (PDF). There will be no fee to drop off new permit applications.


If you need to reach an inspector, please view the Building Inspector Contact List (PDF).


Now you can view your application status and inspection results. Visit our Building Department Public Portal.

  1. 40 Year  Safety Inspection
  2. Unsafe Structures

Broward County 40 Year Building Safety Inspection Requirement

Broward County requires Building Safety Inspections on all buildings over 40 years old and over 3,500 square feet. Single-family homes, duplexes, and all buildings under 3,500 square feet are exempt from this requirement. If you are a single-family home, duplex, or building under 3,500 square feet, you are not required to have this inspection.

The City is aware that engineering and architectural firms are sending out notices regarding the Building Safety Inspection requirements. If you receive one of their notices, remember your property may not be subject to the requirements. The City does not endorse any of the firms sending out the notices.

If you have questions regarding Building Safety Inspections, contact the Lighthouse Point Building Department.