Building Permit Procedures

Building Department


Building Permit Procedures
All building permit applications for residential construction (site built or mobile home), commercial, and industrial will require a previously obtained Zoning Approval Letter from our Planning and Zoning Department.
Please plan ahead to make sure it is obtained before you submit your building permit application as the Permit Technicians will not be able to take the application without it.  Not having it could delay your application by up to two weeks. It can't be done the day you attempt to apply for a building permit.

How to obtain a Zoning Approval Letter - a few ways to obtain:

  1. Please fill out a Zoning Inquiry form found at the front counter and specify the need for a Zoning Approval Letter. Include a site plan of your proposed project.
  2. Go online where you can find the form under the Levy County Planning and Zoning Department.  Fill out and make sure a site plan of your proposed project is also included and email it with the heading "Zoning Approval Letter Request" to or
  3. If you are needing a Zoning Approval Letter for Commercial or Industrial, we require a meeting to discuss the project to make sure all zoning requirements are met before using the Zoning Approval Letter.

Please note, it takes up to two weeks to obtain a Zoning Approval Letter based on current workload/backlog.  Please plan ahead.