Permits and Licensing

As of Dec. 2, 2020

Permits & Licensing reopened to walk-in traffic

The Permits & Licensing office at City Hall has reopened to walk-in traffic after being temporarily closed.  

As of Nov. 19, 2020

Permits & Licensing temporarily closed to walk-in traffic

Out of an abundance of caution, the Permits & Licensing office at City Hall is temporary closed to walk-in traffic due to staff reductions from possible COVID-19 exposure. Several employees are working remotely or are out on COVID-19 leave. Permits and building inspections are still being processed. Customers are asked to contact staff by phone or email for assistance and one customer at a time will be allowed into the department’s lobby. The office is anticipated to reopen Monday, Nov. 30.

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As of Aug. 19, 2020

Waiving of commercial and residential permit fees ends Friday. Aug. 21

Friday, Aug. 21, is the last day fees on commercial and residential building permits will be waived. Fees were initially waived for 90 days in March when the city launched its CARE incentive program, and then an additional 90 days was approved by commissioners at their July 15 meeting. To date, nearly 3,000 permits have been issued since March 25 for a total construction valuation of $231.4 million. The amount of fees waived to date is $1.4 million. For more  information, call P&L at (386) 671-8178.

As of Aug. 5, 2020

City waives permit fees

At the July 15 City Commission meeting, commissioners approved the extension of the waiving of commercial and residential permit fees from Wednesday, June 24, through Friday, Aug. 21, as part of the city’s COVID-19 Assistance Recovery Effort (CARE) program. The waiving of the permit fees does not waive impact fees or the need to apply for a permit. Permits and Licensing at City Hall, which is located at 301 S. Ridgewood Ave., is open to the public and is taking walk-ins. For more information, call P&L at (386) 671-8178 for assistance.

As of April 28, 2020

Commercial and residential building permit fees waived as part of city's CARE program

  • 535 permits have been issued since March 25 for a total construction valuation of $44.5 million.
  • Amount of fees waived to date is $255,720
  • Fees for building permits will be waived through Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
  • The Permits and Licensing division remains staffed; however, the office is closed to foot traffic.
  • People with questions can call (386) 671-8178 for assistance.
  • Completed permit applications can be faxed to (386) 671-8149 or emailed to

As of March 25, 2020

Daytona Beach COVID-19 Assistance Recovery Effort (CARE) Program

On March 24, 2020, City Commissioners approved a multi-pronged incentive package aimed to provide immediate financial relief to Daytona Beach residents and business owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The projected value of the program, which offers three different incentives, is about $5.65 million.

The first method of financial assistance will be to fund a significant portion of utility bills next month using $4 million of General Fund reserves. Utility bills in April will be automatically adjusted or credited for the 22,858 billing accounts within the city of Daytona Beach. Specifically, a credit will be shown for the amount of water, sewer, recycling and public service tax. Not included in the credit will be fees associated with stormwater, solid waste and the landfill.

The next incentive will be to suspend fees for building permits for the next 90 days, beginning on March 25. (This does not include impact fee payments and doesn’t waive the need to apply for a permit.) All residential and commercial permits for projects will be included for anything from fences, roofs and swimming pools to construction of new homes and commercial buildings.

Waiving commercial tenants’ rent at city-owned facilities such as Joe’s Crab Shack at the Daytona Beach Pier, Jackie Robinson Ballpark, the Golf Club’s restaurant, tenants at the Marina Plaza, etc. for up to 90 days is the final incentive. City Manager Jim Chisholm will review options with each lessee.