Building Division

Building Division

Responsibilities & Permit Information

The Building Division of the Development Department is responsible for all construction-related activities, including construction review, permitting, and inspections within the city limits. The city requires a permit for most construction activities including (but not limited to):

  • Interior and exterior renovations and additions
  • Windows & doors (new/replacement)
  • Plumbing & electrical (new/additions/replacements)
  • Garage door replacement
  • Storm shutter installation
  • Siding
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Signs, awnings, and banners
  • Roofs (new/replacement)
  • Air conditioning (new/replacement)
  • Paved driveway, sidewalk, or patio
  • Fences (new/replacement)
  • Tree removal
  • Sheds
  • Carports & screen rooms
  • Swimming pools, spas & enclosures
  • Wood decks
  • Boat docks, lifts, and davits
  • Seawall repair

Citizen Access Portal:

The Citizen Access Portal tool can be used to:

  • search for existing permits, plans, requests, existing inspections and licenses.
  • redirect you to our Building Application, Forms and Schedule page.
  • redirect you to the Pasco County Contractor Registration page.
  • redirect you to City of New Port Richey’s Codes and Ordinance page.

Property Jurisdiction: 

Before contacting the Development Department, check the Pasco County Property Appraiser’s website to ensure that the property you are inquiring about is located in the City of New Port Richey’s jurisdiction.  Not all properties within New Port Richey zip codes are located in the City limits.


To schedule an inspection of any kind, please call (727) 853-1048.

You must apply for a permit in-person to the Building Division at City Hall.

Contractor Information


The State of Florida mandates certification requirements for many categories of contractors. These contractors are required to be licensed at the State level or local level. Certification is based on experience, education requirements, and passing a written examination. State-certified contractors can work anywhere in the state. Locally certified contractors can only work in the local jurisdiction or another jurisdiction that has a reciprocity agreement with them.

All construction work in the City of New Port Richey must be done by State licensed, Certified, or Registered contractors with the exception of property owners. There is an exemption under Florida Statute, Section 489.103(7)(a) that allows an owner to act as a contractor with certain restrictions. Before a building permit can be issued to an owner-builder, the Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement must be completed, notarized, and returned to the Building Services Division.

Information for Contractors

  • Licensing
    • Certified and registered contractors working in the city must register with the City. See City Code sections 13.95 through and 13.103 of Chapter 13, Article V, Contractors. Contact the Building Services Division for more information.
  • Online Permit Information
  • Information for Consumers
  • Contractor Licensing: 
    • The City of New Port Richey utilizes Pasco County’s contractor licensing system.  Therefore, if you are licensed and registered to do work in Pasco County, you are licensed and registered to do work in New Port Richey.

Florida Building Code 7th Edition (2020)

(Effective December 31st, 2020)

The updated Florida State Building Codes are mandatory for all new construction or rehabilitation projects with a permit application date of December 31, 2020, or later. More information is available at the Florida Building Commission’s website,

Enforced Building Codes

The following codes are enforced by the City of New Port Richey:

Contact Information

Call the Development Department at (727) 853-1047 to find out if other codes apply.

FY20-21 Building Permit and Inspection Utilization Report


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