Town of Ocean Ridge
6450 North Ocean Blvd.
Ocean Ridge, FL 33435

Proudly serving the residents of Ocean Ridge for 86 years

The Mission of the Town of Ocean Ridge is to create and maintain a beautifully landscaped, diverse seaside community built around the family and civic pride, state of the art public services and infrastructure that enhances the natural beauty of our Town.

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561-732-2635 (main)
561-737-8359 (fax)
561-738-ORFL (6735)
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Building Permit Center

Building Permit Procedures 
This general guideline is to assist you through the Town of Ocean Ridge’s building permit process and procedures.  Please be aware that there may be more information that is required.  New Residences/Renovations/Alterations follow different procedures.  Please download the
Building Plan Checklist  (for new building structures and additions) to view the checklist minus the zoning information. Zoning information can be found here: Town of Ocean Ridge Code of Ordinances

Want to know if a particular job requires a permit?  Please read the General Permitting Information Form or call Town Hall at 561-732-2635 or via email at   

The Town of Ocean Ridge handles Zoning & Building Review through a contract with Hy-Byrd Inspection, Inc. This will include all aspects of the process of inspections, final inspection, and issuance of certificate of occupancy when necessary.

Permit Application

  • Fill permit application out completely including PCN (folio) and estimated cost of the job.

  • Owner & Qualifier’s signature must be notarized.

  • Multi-family must have unit number and building name on permit.

  • Multi-family permits must be pulled by licensed contractor that is registered with the Town. Cannot be pulled by owner or renter.

  • A/C (mechanical) permits must be pulled by a contractor.

  • Folio (PCN number) must be correct and filled out. Obtain from Property Appraiser’s Office.

  • Generator permits need to fill out checklist.

  • New roofs or re-roofs must fill out the roofing forms packet.  

  • New buildings and first floor additions need to complete an elevation certificate accurately and submit before a certificate of occupancy/final building can be issued/scheduled.

  • Demolition permit checklist

  • All permits (minus exact A/C change-out) need condo association approval. Please include in permit packet.

Notice of Commencement

  • Need Notice of Commencement for permits with an estimated cost of $2500 or more. ($7500 for A/C).

  • Must be recorded and copy given to Town Hall before picking up permit.

  • File NOC at Court House, 205 N. Dixie Hwy. Room 4.2500, West Palm Beach. Phone: 561-355-2991. Hours: 8am-5pm. 

  • Must use Palm Beach County's NOC form!

Back-up Material for Permit

  • Copy of the contractor’s Florida State License, Palm Beach County Business Tax Receipt, Certificate of Competency, General Liability Insurance and Worker’s Compensation or Exempt must be submitted with permit package (including no-fee sub contractor’s permits).

  • Two copies of contract/proposal must be included.

  • Need to submit two copies of back up material (survey, product approvals, plans, etc.)  Highlight product in product approvals.

  • If you have zoning questions, visit MuniCode to look at Town code online.

  • If you have other questions, contact Town Hall at 561-732-2635.

Permit Approval

  • Turnaround time is generally 2-5 days (additions and new structures may take up to 2-3 weeks). 

  • Call the Town Hall to check status of permit. 

  • Contractor may not start work until permit is approved and the permit is posted at the permit address. 

  • If the contractor begins work without a permit additional fees will be imposed; see Ordinance No. 585.


  • Inspections that are required are marked on the permit card.

  • Call Town Hall between 8:30 am - 3:00 pm at 561-732-2635 to schedule inspections prior to 3 p.m. the day before requested inspection. 

  • Inspections must be called in within 6 months of the issue date/last inspection or the permit will expire.  Permits not under active construction expire after one year.

  • Inspections begin 8AM - 12PM.  On occasion, Inspectors may run late due to inspections.

  • If multi-family, inform Town Hall of unit number, building name, and gate code.

  • If Inspector needs to access home, someone must be present.  They will not enter a home without someone present.

  • Please leave ladder for inspections that requires a ladder to be there. (roofs, a/c units, etc.)

  • Permit must be posted and visible to the inspector or the inspection will fail.

  • Every failed inspection results in a $50 re-inspection fee to be paid before rescheduling an inspection.

  • Engineering inspections will be charged $150.00 each inspection after the first initial inspection. 

Work Hours: Work hours are Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Work is not permitted on holidays. Holidays: New Years, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.