• Plans Review, Permitting & Inspections

    Our Permitting & Inspections team is dedicated to providing design & code assistance to the professionals who are responsible for constructing & maintaining our educational facilities. We are responsible for providing construction plan reviews, building code inspections, & facility records data management services for all new construction, renovations, alterations, remodels, or demolitions on District owned properties. 

    Our mission is to provide a proactive, high-quality service to our customers in a timely and cost-effective manner. We will accomplish this through an emphasis on: professionalism, quality control, highly trained staff, & effective communications.

    Michael Foley, Building Code Administrator

    Please read below for instructions on Plans Review Submittals, Permit Applications and Inspections Request.

    Plans Review
    Phase I, II, & III drawings must be submitted to the Construction Services Department for Board approval before continuing to the next phase. Only Phase III drawings (Construction Documents) shall be required to be submitted for plan review and permitting before the commencement of construction. Schematic and Design Development drawings may be submitted for review and comment if requested. 

    Sarasota School District utilizes Bluebeam software to conduct plans review and related communications during all phases of the construction project; from initial plans review throughout closeout record drawing submissions.

    Permit Applications
    Staff accepts permit applications and supporting documents to satisfy the requirements of various construction codes. Communication between the Staff and Construction Team Professionals is the key to all successful code compliance. Forms for Permit Application are made available in the Bluebeam project folder or by following the steps below. 

    To apply for a Building Permit please follow the steps below:

    1. Determine the type of Permit you will require: Building or Demo.
    2. Using the correct link below, complete the Permit Application, Sign Digitally, and Email to: Building@sarasotacountyschools.net

    Important: The Permit Application Must be in the original PDF format. Scanned applications will not be accepted.

    1. Once processed, you will receive an invitation to the Bluebeam Project Folder where drawings and required documents may be submitted.
    2. All required items must be submitted before a Permit can be issued. Please submit a copy of the contractor’s license, insurance, and all applicable items listed on the checklist.

    Inspection Requests

    Inspections are an integral part of each building permit; they assure compliance with all current codes in the field and confirm the structural integrity of the building. Inspection Request Forms are made available in the Bluebeam project folder for your project or by using the form below.

    To request an inspection, please complete the form and email it to: Building@sarasotacountyschools.net