Planning & Building

The Planning and Building Department provides certified professional services for the enforcement of the city's codes relating to the development of land and the State of Florida regulations relating to the health, safety, and welfare of residents and visitors of St. Augustine. 

Support for Boards

Under the leadership of Director David Birchim, the Planning and Building Department also provides staff support for the Planning and Zoning Board, Historic Architectural Review Board, and the Code Enforcement Board. Information and agendas for all of these boards are available in the Agenda Center


All permits may be obtained at the Planning and Building Department or in the Planning and Building Permits, Forms and Applications Document Center. This includes forms for:

  • Archaeology
  • Building
  • Business Licensing
  • Land Development
  • The Non-Residential Use of Property
  • Remodeling
  • Residential
  • Signs