Contractor Services E-Permitting

New Contractor Registration

The City of Port St. Lucie Building Department is now accepting plans electronically for a variety of permit types via our Contractor E-Permitting Portal. The process will allow for electronic submittal, routing, review, and issuance of approved e-permit types. The portal is simple and convenient to use from the comfort of your home or office. Additionally, it provides tools to track and manage your permit, upload revisions, and download approved documents.

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E-permitting services are only available to licensed contractors. Per Florida Statute 489.103(7)(b), all homeowner builder permits must be applied for in-person. Homeowners MUST personally appear and sign the building permit application and satisfy local agency requirements.

Please note that E-permitting does not guarantee that a permit will be issued. All submittals are subject to a review, prior to issuance. You may not start work until the application has been processed, payment is made and permit has been issued. Starting work prior to the issuance of a permit may result in penalties and fees.

Getting started with E-Permitting:

New users must first register with Contractor Licensing to begin using the Contractor Services E-permitting portal. The qualifier must personally come into the contractor licensing office to sign the online permitting agreement. Once you have signed the agreement, visit the Contractor Management Website to complete your registration, manage your account, view contractor information, or update your password. If you have any questions regarding registration, please email

Digital Signatures:

When applying for permits using the Contractor Services E-Permitting system, all documents are required to be signed and sealed by a licensed design professional and must be done so by using a 3rd Party Certificate Authority to verify the Digital Signature. Design professionals and surveyors must also submit a Digital/Electronic Signature affidavit and a copy of their certificate file to the Building Department for validation.

More information on Digital Signatures is available in the Online Permitting Guidelines for Submittal.

Document Submittal Requirements:

A detailed list of document submittal requirements can be reviewed in the Online Permitting Guidelines for Submittal manual. This includes naming conversions, files types, digital signatures and process for reworks and revisions. Listed below are a few key items that should be noted for submittal:.

  • Documents shall be submitted as PDF file types only.
  • All plans shall be to scale and retain the sheet aspect ratio. Plan pages shall be accepted in 24"x36", standard format.
  • Digitally signed and sealed documents must allow Markups or Comments. This is done through the security in the document properties.
  • All submittals must follow standard naming conversions, as identified in the "Online Permitting Submittal Guidelines". Do not add other identifying letters to the required naming.
  • All fields shall be completed in the application submittal, including all specifications.

Training Manuals and Guides:

Please know we are here to help you. Your success is our success. Listed below are the available training manuals. Additionally, staff is available to give you one-on-one training and go over any requirements for submittals. If you wish to meet with staff to discuss submittal requirements or learn how to use the Contractor Services E-permitting system, please contact Tracy at
Required documentation, file requirements, file naming, revisions and other requirements for plans
Guide to navigating the Contractor E-permitting Portal, including how to register, how to apply for a permit, how to upload a revision, how to schedule an inspection, and how to cancel an inspection
Checklist of all required documents for submittal of an online Single-Family permit
Checklist for submittal of various permits
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