The Martin County Building Department is committed to simplifying the permit submittal process which may be done both at the permit counter or electronically. This is the starting point of the building permit process, whether you are doing a simple project at home or building a new structure.
If you are a qualifying owner/builder, Florida Statute requires you to appear in person to the Building Department (900 SE Ruhnke Street in Stuart) and sign the building permit application, after that however, all other business with the Building Department may be transacted electronically.
Do You Need A Permit?
Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.
This page is intended to be used as a general guide. When determining whether or not a building permit is required, please refer to Section 105.2 of the Florida Building Code or consult directly with the Martin County Building Department at (772) 288-5916.