BUILDING | Is the City's Building Department open?

Yes. In conjunction with the reopening plans for Phase 2 in Palm Beach County, the City of Boca Raton will begin a tiered reopening of several facilities starting Tuesday, September 8, 2020.  

The Boca Raton Building Department, located at 200 NW 2nd Avenue, will be open to the public Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm and Wednesday 8:00am-3:00pm starting Tuesday, September 8. Residents and visitors are still encouraged to complete transactions online at and schedule virtual meetings and inspections when possible by calling 561-393-7930. Facial coverings are required in all City facilities.

The City of Boca Raton Building Department is continuing to review all electronic plan submissions, online permit applications and issue approved building permits.

  • Building inspections are being performed on new commercial buildings and new single family homes.
  • Virtual inspections can be scheduled. 
  • A drop box is located outside the front door for corrections or revisions to existing permit applications or current building permits.
  • New permits can be applied for online.
  • All re-roof inspections on occupied dwellings will only be accepted with extensive photo documentation and a signed and sealed report from a Florida licensed professional engineer in accordance with Boca Raton Building Regulations Chapter 1-FBC.
  • All permit application fees can be paid online and inspections scheduled or canceled online.

Additional questions can be sent to the Building Department at or call 561-393-7930.

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1. STATE OF FLORIDA | What does Palm Beach County entering Phase 2, Step 1 mean?
2. STATE OF FLORIDA | Is the Governor's Stay at Home Order still in effect for our area?
3. PALM BEACH COUNTY | Is Palm Beach County's emergency order still in effect?
4. ALARM | Who do I contact about alarm registration?
5. BEACHES | Are beaches and beach parks open in Boca Raton?
6. BEACHES | Will my beach permit pass be extended?
7. BEACHES | Is the Dog Beach open?
8. BEACH & DOG PARK PERMITS | Can I purchase a beach or dog park permit?
9. BOATS | Is the Silver Palm Park boat ramp open?
10. BOATS | Is recreational boating permitted?
11. BUILDING | Is the City's Building Department still conducting inspections?
12. BUILDING | Is the City's Building Department open?
13. BUILDING | Can I drop off new permits at the City's Building Department drop box with plans?
14. BUILDING | How do I make payments to the Building Department?
15. BUSINESSES | What businesses are considered essential and allowed to operate? - May 26, 2020
16. BUSINESSES | My business was impacted by COVID-19, are there resources available?
17. BUSINESSES | How do I report a business that is not following State/County social distancing and mask mandates for COVID-19 safety?
18. CAMPS | Will the City still provide camp programs?
19. CHILDCARE | Is there financial assistance for childcare in Palm Beach County?
20. CITY COUNCIL | Are CRA, City Council Workshops and City Council meetings being held?
21. CITY | Is there a curfew in place for the City?
22. CITY | What if I have additional questions, comments or concerns?
23. FACIAL COVERINGS | Am I required to wear facial coverings?
24. MORTGAGE, RENTAL & FOOD ASSISTANCE | Can Boca Raton residents get financial assistance for food, rent and utilities?
25. PARKING | Who do I contact about parking enforcement/ticket issues?
26. PARKS | Are parks open?
27. POLICE | Is the Police Department open?
28. POLICE | Is the Police Department doing VIN checks, car seat checks or fingerprinting?
29. POLICE | How do I get a copy of my police report?
30. TESTING | Where is the nearest COVID-19 testing site?
31. TRI-RAIL | Is the City still operating its shuttle service from the Tri-Rail station through the Park at Broken Sound?
32. TRI-RAIL | What is the current schedule for Tri-Rail?
33. UNEMPLOYMENT | How can I apply for unemployment due to COVID-19?
34. UTILITY | Does COVID-19 impact my water/wastewater?
35. UTILITY | How do I get my water turned off at the meter so I can do a repair?
36. UTILITY | I’m moving in/moving out, how do I get my water turned on/off?
37. UTILITY | Who do I contact about my water bill?