Building Department

The Jefferson County Building Department is dedicated to the pursuit of a safer living and working environment for the citizens of Jefferson County. In a cooperative effort between the residents, professional tradesmen and highly trained department staff, the Building Department ensures compliance with the State Building Codes and Regulations. 

James Kaufman  Building Official / Building Inspector                                                    Kathy Phillips / Certified Permit Tech
Email:                                                                               Email:
                                                                                    445 W. Palmer Mill Road
                                                                                           Monticello, FL 32344
                                                                                   Office phone # 850-342-0223
                                                                                           Fax # 850-342-0225                


  • All applications MUST BE mailed or hand delivered, emailed applications WILL NOT be accepted.
  • Acceptable payment methods are cash, check or money order made payable to Jefferson Co. B.O.C.C.
  • Incomplete applications WILL NOT be accepted.
  • Complete applications MUST include the following items:
    • 2 copies of Plans
    • 2 copies of Truss Package
    • 2 copies of Florida Energy Forms
    • 2 copies of Wind Load
    • 2 copies of Soil Test-Foundation, if necessary
    • Recorded Warranty Deed
    • Notice of Commencement-must be filed and submitted with application
    • Approved Development Permit-requirement to obtain Septic Permit
    • Approved Site Plan-from Planning Department
    • Benchmark Certificate, if necessary
    • City Approval, if necessary
    • Septic Approval, if necessary

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  • Please call, 850-342-0223 to request an inspection.
  • Inspections WILL NOT be scheduled same day. Emailed inspection requests WILL NOT be accepted.
  • All plans submitted MUST MEET Florida Building Codes 2020.

Useful Downloads and Links 

The Building and Planning Departments coordinate commercial and business licensing within the County. The forms listed below are provided here in Adobe PDF form for you to read and may be printed on your computer and filled out prior to submittal. The forms may also be picked up at the Building Department at the above address. All applications MUST BE submitted in full, incomplete applications will not be accepted. Electronic submissions will not be accepted.