Planning & Development
1400 North Boulevard Tampa, FL 33607
*Note: If the Private Provider will only be performing inspectional services, the Notice to Building Official and Personnel
Directory should ideally be submitted at permit application; however, FS 553.791(4) allows for submittal no less than two (2)
business days prior to the first scheduled inspection by the local Building Official or Building Code Enforcement Agency.
Documentation and steps required for inspections
Inspections Checklist - Prior to performing any required inspections, the Private Provider shall
serve notice to the Building Official by scheduling an inspection in the Accela system no later than
2:00 PM on the preceding day (FS 553.791(9).
Inspection Reports - The inspection reports must include specific criteria. Refer to
Inspection Report Checklist for specific information.
Documentation and steps required for Issuance of Certificate of Occupancy or Certificate of Completion
(applicable only if Private Provider performed inspections)
Certificate of Compliance must be submitted as outlined in FS 553.791(11). This document is notarized,
signed, and sealed by the professional in charge of the Duly Authorized Representative (DAR) to affirm
that all required inspections were performed as per Code and the approved construction drawings.
Submit summary document of all completed inspections performed by each Duly Authorized
Representative (DAR), organized by discipline (building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, etc.) and
contain all inspection reports and results (approved, partially approved, or disapproved). A
comprehensive Final Inspection Report must be uploaded directly into the Accela permit record.
• All applicable fire safety inspections must be performed by City staff and approved/final.
• All applicable site inspections must be performed by City staff and approved/final.
• All applicable fees must be paid.
• Any ancillary documents and/or government approvals applicable to the scope of work must be
uploaded into the Accela permit record and available on-site (i.e., Commercial Pool Operating Permit,
Termite Certificate, Blower Door Test).
Fees for qualified Private Provider projects will reflect a 30% reduction from the standard building permit fees
based upon the services performed by a Private Provider (plan review, inspections or both). The fee reduction
will be calculated after the application has been filed and accepted by the City as a Private Provider project.
Additional information can be found on the Private Provider webpage at Private Providers.
If you have any questions, please call (813) 274-3100.