On August 4, 2022 Indian River County staff received the Letter of Final Determination from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regarding updated FEMA FIRM maps, dated July 26, 2022. This letter identifies our “proposed” FEMA FIRM maps as “Final.” As of July 26, 2022, Indian River County is required to review permits based upon the new FEMA FIRM map data. Until such maps are received by Indian River County, please use the following links to determine new FEMA FIRM map information. We will have the electronic maps up on our website as soon as possible. More Details
NOTICE: Revised Permitting Software Update
To ensure the best product possible, Indian River County Building Division is pleased to announce a Summer transition to launching the MyGovernmentOnline (MGO) permitting software for the submission, review, and approval of permit applications.
To prepare for our new permitting system, approximately two (2) weeks prior to go live we will stop accepting permit applications submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are excited to offer a more efficient and streamlined permitting service with MGO. To make sure of a smooth transition, we are in the process of addressing all remaining transition tasks. Please stay tuned for our go-live actual date announcement.
Please review the E-MAIL address and PHONE number displayed on your Indian River County contractor license (Comp Card).
A valid email address is necessary when creating your MyGovernmentOnline customer portal account.
If the E-MAIL address on your Indian River County Comp Card is not your current or correct E-MAIL address, please contact Contractor Licensing immediately at 772-226-1960 to have your contractor license information updated. The e-mail address on file with contractor licensing will be used to validate your account when associating your contractor license to your MyGovernmentOnline customer portal account.
The PHONE number displayed on your contractor license must be associated with your MyGovernmentOnline customer portal account. Even if the PHONE number displayed is incorrect or no longer active, it still must be associated to your account in order to associate all of your existing permits to your MyGovernmentOnline customer portal account. If this PHONE number is no longer a working telephone number, please contact the MyGovernmentOnline help desk at 1-866-957-3764, option 1 to have the number manually 'verified' on your customer portal account.
It is the responsibility of the County Building Division to enforce the Florida Building Codes required by the state and adopted by the County. The Division has jurisdiction within and serves the unincorporated county and the City of Vero Beach. The Florida Building Code covers all types of construction and includes provisions relating to plumbing, electrical, mechanical, building, and other activities, as well as Florida Accessibility Code and Florida Energy Code provisions. Enforcement involves reviewing building plans; issuing construction, repair, and demolition permits; conducting inspections; and conducting activities related to code compliance, contractor licensing, unlicensed and unpermitted activities. The Building Division is also responsible for enforcing the portions of the Indian River County Code relating to the condemnation of substandard and unsafe buildings by reason of dilapidation, obsolescence, abandonment, vandalism, inadequate and unsafe egress, and damage due to fire or accidents.
Due to current overall workload there will be a limit of 10 permits accepted per day from any one applicant/company. There is a reduced staff level from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. daily due to County Administrative policy which requires staff to take their assigned lunch break during these hours.