Building Department

Building Department


About the Building Department

The Building Department is tasked with the enforcement of the building codes, construction industry licensing laws, national flood insurance program requirements and other regulations as mandated by the Federal and State governments, as well as County ordinances as adopted for unincorporated Levy County.  The Building Permits section is comprised of Customer Services and Plans Examination.  Customer Service Representatives (Permit Specialists and Permit Technicians) are responsible for receiving and accepting permit applications, issuing permits, checking contractors for required licenses and permit history.  The Plans Examiners are responsible for reviewing plans and related documents to ensure that they meet the requirements of the building codes, regulations, and ordinances in effect.  

Flood Resources - Informational Sites
FEMA FLOOD MAPS - You are now able to view an interactive NFHL map immediately following a search.  Click on the link below and it will take you to the FEMA Flood Map Service Center.  Enter an address, a place, or longitude/latitude coordinates and click here Map Service Center (MSC).

Other Informational Sites:

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) helps provide a means for property owners to financially protect themselves if additional coverage is required.  The NFIP offers flood insurance to homeowners, renters, and business owners if their community participates in the NFIP.  To find your flood risk, estimate your premium and learn more about the NFIP click here Flood Smart.

Resources to Help you Complete the Building Permit Process
Please use the following email to contact the Building Department to obtain a Permit Application or click on the Permit Application Form to fill it out electronically.  These applications will be reviewed in the morning at 9:00 a.m. and again at 3:30 p.m., You can submit your application electronically, to the below email address.  Payments, attachments, or drawings required as part of the permit application shall be submitted in person in a nonelectronic format.
Please email your application to

Permit Application Form

Levy County Building Inspection Request

Click the quick link below and fill out the Building Inspection Request Form.

Building Inspection Request Form

The Zoning Director is responsible for administering the Levy County Zoning Ordinance and related land use regulations, such as the Flood Ordinance.  The Zoning staff responds to the general public, land development professionals and realtors inquiring about permitted land uses and development standards.  The Zoning Department enforces the ordinance through the review of building permits, site plans, and subdivision proposals.  Also, the Director manages the processing of all applications for re-zoning, variances, special exceptions, vested rights and appeals in accordance with State and Local Laws.  Consistency with the Levy County Comprehensive Plan is maintained by updating the Zoning Ordinance and related regulations on a periodic basis.

General areas of interest within the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 50 are Article XIII Zoning, Division 3 District Regulations, Subdivision I, Section 676, Schedule 1.  Use Regulations, (zoning categories and permitted uses) and Schedule 2.  Lot, Yard and Height Regulations (setbacks, etc.).  These and other code references can be found within the quick link below.


Zoning Map
Levy County Zoning Map Disclaimer:

The generalized representation of data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy or completeness.  The burden for determining accuracy, completeness or the appropriateness for use rests solely on the requester, Levy County makes no warranties, expressed or implied, as to the use of the represented data.  For a more complete and accurate zoning determination, please submit a written request either by fax or email.  The written request will need to include the legal description of the subject parcel and the questions you have.

Sec. 50-662. Zoning Map.
The districts are bounded as shown on the map entitled "2020 Preferred Conceptual Future Land Use Map" which, with all explanatory matters thereon, and any other adopted future land use map series is hereby made a part of this article.  In addition, the overlay district for the Williston municipal service district is adopted; this map shows the area covered by a 5,000-foot radius centered on the end of each runway at the Williston Airport as an accident potential area, (1991 LDR ch. 79 § 3.02; Ord. No. 98-03, §§ 1,2,5-5-1998; Ord. No. 2007-03, § 20, 7-17-2007)

Advisory Boards
Division 3 Board of Adjustment Members and Terms

 Member Name Member Type   Term Expires
Dave Shewey District 1 4/2023
David Carter  District 2   4/2021 
D. Andrew Carswell  District 3   4/2022 
Vacant District 4   
Chason Peck District 5   4/2023

Meeting Times:  First Wednesday of the Month at 5:30 P.M.
Meeting Location:
Levy County Courthouse
County Commissioner Room
355 South Court Street
Bronson, FL 32621

Construction Industry Licensing Board Members and Terms

Member Name Member Type Term Expires 
Paula Kennedy District 1  6/30/2018 
Jerry Orenchak District 2  6/30/2019 
Vacant  District 3   
Charles Hinote  District 4  6/30/2018 
Vacant  District 5   

Contact Information
Ben Maxson, Acting Building Official

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 672
Bronson, FL 32621

Street Address:
622 E. Hathaway Ave.
Bronson, FL 32621

Main Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Main Telephone Number:  

  1. Option 1 - Permitting
  2. Option 2 - Zoning
  3. Option 3 - Code Enforcement
  4. Option 4 & 5 - Inspectors
  5. Option 6 - Finance & Licensing
Building Department Fax:

Zoning Fax:

Email Addresses by Department:
Building -
Zoning -
Permitting -,, or 
Licensing -
Inspector/Plans Examiners -
Inspectors -