Development & Growth Management

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Development & Growth Management Construction Services Charts

Overview

The Construction Services Division, as part of the Development & Growth Management Department, provides all building permit and inspection services for property development in the City. The division reviews construction plans, issues permits, and performs inspections to ensure building projects are built safely and in compliance with state and local codes and regulations helping create a vibrant, livable, and safely-built community.

Total Number of Building Permits Issued by Month



Total Number of Building Permits Issued by Fiscal Year



Building Permit Value by Month


The total value of building permits issued during the noted time period. This is typically a good barometer for how the local economy is doing at any point in time and what can reasonably be expected in property values/taxes in the near future. There are no targets for this metric however, a higher total building permit value represents a stronger construction market and local economy.

Building Permit Value by Fiscal Year


The total value of building permits issued during the noted time period. This is typically a good barometer for how the local economy is doing at any point in time and what can reasonably be expected in property values/taxes in the near future. There are no targets for this metric however, a higher total building permit value represents a stronger construction market and local economy.

Online Vs. In-Office Payments by Month



Online Vs. In-Office Payments by Fiscal Year




Development Services Customer Improvement Initiatives

The Mayor's Development Services Advisory Team recommended a series of initiatives to streamline the permitting process and reduce unnecessary red tape to make it easier for residents and building contractors to complete projects and do business in the City. This chart reflects the progress toward implementing the recommendations.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

A key performance indicator is a type of performance measurement. KPIs evaluate the success of an organization or of a particular activity in which it engages.

Percentage of Commercial Applications Initially Reviewed in 2 Days


Step 1: Each commercial permit application should be initially reviewed within 2 business days of receipt at least 90% of the time. The initial application review is intended to assess whether all required documentation has been received to move to the next step for plan review.

Percentage of Commercial Plans Initially Reviewed in 15 Days

Step 2: Each initial plan review should be completed within 15 business days 90% of the time. The initial plan review is intended to assess whether construction drawings comply with state and/or local codes and other applicable regulations.

Percentage of Commercial Inspections Completed in 1 Day


Step 3: Inspections are conducted within 1 day of a request at least 90% of the time. Inspections are conducted to assess whether work is being done consistent with and in compliance with the approved plans, to ensure safe conditions.

Percentage of Residential Applications Initially Reviewed in 2 Days


Step 1: Each residential permit application should be initially reviewed within 2 business days of receipt at least 90% of the time. The initial application review is intended to assess whether all required documentation has been received to move to the next step for plan review.

Percentage of Residential Plans Initially Reviewed in 10 Days

Step 2: Each initial plan review should be completed within 10 business days 90% of the time. The initial plan review is intended to assess whether construction drawings comply with state and/or local codes and other applicable regulations.

Percentage of Residential Inspections Completed in 1 Day


Step 3: Inspections are conducted within 1 day of a request at least 90% of the time. Inspections are conducted to assess whether work is being done consistent with and in compliance with the approved plans, to ensure safe conditions.

Construction Activity Compliance Team (CACT)

Construction Services has created a dedicated team whose sole responsibility will be to monitor illegal construction activity and enforce proper permitting of work within the City and to promote and ensure a safer built environment. The Construction Activity Compliance Team (CACT) will ensure a comprehensive approach to addressing this matter from the initial notice of violation or stop work order, to the process of obtaining a permit, to perform work that is code compliant, and performed by a licensed contractor. Below is the number of Stop Work Orders issued by the Construction Activity Compliance Team.



Permit Issuance

Commercial permits are applicable to condominiums, townhomes, triplexes, multi-family apartments, businesses of all types, mixed use structures, and other miscellaneous catergories (e.g., fire sprinklers/alarms, kitchen hoods, dumpster enclosures). Residential permits are applicable only to single family residences (SFR's) and duplexes.











Tree Permits

Tree removal and pruning activity is managed by the City to ensure that Tampa's tree canopy is protected and managed.

Fire Rescue - Construction Activities

The City of Tampa Fire Rescue team works hand-in-hand with the Construction Services Division to provide plan review and inspection services to our citizens and contractors. Fire Plan Review focuses on assessing construction drawings and focusing on items such as sprinklers and life safety. This team also conducts any Fire related inspections that are needed during the construction process.

Percentage of Fire Plan Reviews Initially Reviewed in 15 Days


Each initial fire review should be completed within 15 business days 90% of the time. The initial fire review is intended to assess whether construction drawings comply with state and/or local codes and other applicable regulations.

Percentage of Fire Inspections Completed in 1 Day


Inspections are conducted within 1 day of a request at least 90% of the time. Inspections are conducted to assess whether work is being done consistent with and in compliance with the approved plans, to ensure safe conditions.

Active Residential and Commercial Permit Map

We have an Active Residential/Commercial Permits map that will show you current projects in-progress in the City, in map form. Please click either the link above or the picture to the right to access the map.