Building & Planning

The Building and Planning Department is responsible for the building and safety standards for the design, construction, use, and occupancy, of all buildings and structures within the City of Bradenton Beach. We provide plan review, permitting, and inspection services for new construction, additions, renovations, alterations, and remodels to assure all structures meet the minimum life safety standards of State and local building codes adopted by the City of Bradenton Beach. The Florida Building Code and Florida State Statutes regulating building and contractor requirements are accessible online. 

Customer Service

Your development experience starts at our Building & Planning Department located at the Bradenton Beach City Hall. Staff will assist you with the processing of your development project and guide you through this somewhat complex process. After all of the reviews and approvals are complete, you will be ready to obtain your building permits.

Permits, Business Tax Receipts and more are available through our online portal

Search for current permits, find out what information you might need to submit an application or make payments using CitizenServe. First time users can create a new user ID and password with their email address.


Flood Information

The entire City of Bradenton Beach is located within a Flood Zone.  Being located on a barrier island can mean additional State and Federal agencies are involved in the permitting process.  Florida Department of Environmental Protection or FDEP permits may be required for land development projects.  Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA documentation may be required, such as Elevation Certificates or a Substantial Damage / Substantial Improvement assessment.  Additional information can be found on our Flood Information page regarding flood maps, evacuations, storm preparedness and recovery, as well as information the City of Bradenton Beach provides to keep you informed.  

Additional Information

Our goal in the City of Bradenton Beach is to provide an effective and efficient service to our citizens, developers, contractors, architects and engineers and provided answers to frequently asked questions and general information about the development process.  Information presented is intended to assist you in obtaining information about development standards and requirements for the City of Bradenton Beach. However if you do not find the information you need or have further questions please feel free to contact us at 941-778-1005 extension 210,  or you can send an email Karen Aiken.  


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