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A permit is required any time an owner or authorized agent intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, or to cause any such work to be done.

Permit technicians are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The permit center is located at the Building Department at City Hall, 401 W. Venice Avenue.

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Contact us:

Doris Likens
Permit Technician
Tel:  (941) 882-7382
Fax: (941) 486-2448

Al King
Divisional Permit Coordinator
Tel:  (941) 882-7383
Fax: (941) 486-2448
Sherry Bridger
Permit Technician
Tel:  (941) 882-7451
Fax: (941) 486-2448
Audrey Symowicz
Administrative Coordinator
Tel:  (941) 882-7385
Fax: (941) 486-2448
Karen Butterworth
Permit & Systems Analyst
Tel:  (941) 882-7375
Fax: (941) 486-2448

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.