Building Inspector - (850) 279-6436 Ext. 1215, Fax (850) 729-5766
For Building Permit inquiries please submit to the following email address : Building@niceville.org For Business Tax Receipts (License) information : License@niceville.org
This department issues building permits (electrical, plumbing, and mechanical), Business Tax Receipts, water and sewer taps, zoning, annexation, variance and building site information. More information and forms for this department are found below.
To report a damaged or non working street light please call Gulf Power at 1-800- 225-5797. Any information, such as pole location or address where it is located is appreciated.
Fire Inspector -
Mike Valenzuela, (850) 279-6436 Ext. 1302, Fax (850) 729-5766
Florida Building Codes ~ Website
Land Development Codes ~ File
Fee Information All Permits are based on the cost of the job. There is a $40 base fee. The table for pricing can be found here.
2.5% or $4.00 (Whichever is greater on All permits)
Impact Fees for New Construction
Inside the city limits
Water: Refer to Resolution #14-09-07 ($4500.00)
Construction Water: Refer to Resolution #17-09-01 ($292.00)
Meter Price: Currently $500.00
Stormwater: Refer to Resolution #12-09-08 ($269.57)
Fire Impact Fee: (Commercial & Residential) #06-04-02 ($200.00)
Sewer: Refer to ordinance #14-09-06 ($2830.00)
Water, Sewer and Meter required for each dwelling
Outside the city limits
Water: Refer to Resolution #14-09-07
Construction Water: Refer to Resolution #14-09-04
Meter: Current Price of all materials required to supply water
Contact the Building Official, 2 sets of plans required.
** All new construction requires an 11 x 17 set of plans, or a digital set.
Business Tax Receipts
Requirements are mandated by Niceville City Ordinance #228. Prior to purchasing a Business Tax Receipt, please contact the Niceville Fire Inspector at 850-729-4021 for a fire inspection at the building you intend to do business out of.
For businesses that do not require a physical location, landscapers, painters, sprinkler system installers, etc., a post office box is required to use as your business address. The City of Niceville does not allow home based businesses without a special exception to the Land Development Code, Section 7.14.00.
City Registrations - All contractors, not regulated by the state, i.e., landscapers, painters, handymen, fence installers, tile setters, etc., who operate their businesses from an address outside of the city limits are required to purchase a City Registration Certificate for $40.00. Requirements for purchasing this license are: Okaloosa County Business Tax Receipt, Certificate of Insurance for 100,000.00 general liability and worker's comp.
Florida Certified Contractors are not required to purchase a license with the City of Niceville, but must show proof of state license when purchasing a permit.
Florida Registered Contractors (through Okaloosa County) are not required to purchase a license with the City of Niceville, but must show proof of state license and an Okaloosa County Competency Card.
Procedures for Annexation, Re-Zoning and Special Exceptions
Letter of request from the property owner, owner's signature and a copy of the warranty deed. For annexations, the present Okaloosa County zoning is required and Okaloosa County Future Land Use Designation. Parcel ID #, found on warranty deed or tax notice.
Provide this office with the names and addresses of property owner’s within a 300' radius. This information must be obtained by calling the Okaloosa County Property Appraiser’s Office at 651-7240. It must be certified by a signature.
There is a $225.00 charge for legal and advertising fees. There may also be an additional charge (actual cost incurred) if a Comprehensive Plan Amendment is required.
The City will install signs on the property with the necessary information as to the kind of request being made.
Planning Commission meetings are usually held the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the city of Niceville Council Chambers,208 N. Partin Drive. Property owner or a representative should be present.
City Council meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the City of Niceville Council Chambers.
This Information Must Be Submitted to the Building Inspector's Office Before the 5th of Each Month.