Escambia County Building Services – Building Inspections has not suspended operations.
Permits are still being issued and inspections are still being performed during this time. Although the office is closed to the public, there are various other methods of submitting applications and plans to the Department including but not limited to the online portal, email and fax. You can also make an appointment by calling 850-595-3550 and asking for the appropriate personnel. Inspections are being performed in the normal fashion with the exception of inhabited residences. Those inspections will need to be performed utilizing Facetime or Skype. In the event that this procedure is unable to be completed, the Department will also accept an Inspection Affidavit signed and sealed by an architect or engineer. Please keep in mind that the Board of County Commissioners suspended all expiration dates for permitting, therefore, these types of inspections could also be performed at a later date.