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Washington County Building Department

1331 South Blvd. Suite 214

Chipley, FL 32428

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Phone: (850) 638-6195

Fax: (850) 638-6304

Email: Felicia Brown    Brandi Lowery




It is our goal to give the public the necessary information to help in the development and permitting of new construction within the county. The permitting and inspection procedure established for Washington County is required by Florida Statutes and ensures contractors follow the State of Florida Building Codes. Proper permitting and inspections reduce the threat of fire and help reduce the damage caused by flooding, winds, tornadoes, and hurricanes, thus paving the way for a safer working and living environment. The Washington County Building Department is responsible for issuing Building Permits, Reviewing Plans, and Performing Electrical & Building Inspections and maintaining Contractors Licensing.



Building Official:

Dana Whipple


To schedule an inspection, please contact Building Department staff at least 48 hours prior to inspection date.


Impact Fees: 

The Washington County Board of County Commissioners have suspended the Impact Fees for Residential Development only. Impact Fees still apply to all new Commercial Development.


For permit information please click on links below:


 Mobile Home

Mobile Home Authorization

Single Family Dwelling

 Affidavit of Non Use

Agent Authorization

Building Permit Application

Comp Card

Competency Card Instructions

Credit Card Authorization (One Time Use)

Electrical Pole Information

Letter of Authorization

Inspection Procedures

Commercial Permits

License Fee Schedule

Notice of Commencement

Owner Builder Affidavit

Permit Application 

Relocation Permit

Roofing Affidavit

Sign Permits

Residential Addition

Swimming Pool Permit



When installing or constructing your home in a Flood Zone, please be aware that you may be required to complete an Elevation Certificate which must be completed by a licensed surveyor or engineer of your choosing. For your convenience, please also review the Homeowners Guide to Elevation Certificates.


To view FEMA's Officical National Flood Hazard Map, click here.


For Permit Searches only, please select the link below. If you are searching by parcel, only enter the last 10 digits.

Example: (XX-XXXX-XXXX)

For Searches between 11/06/2014 to Current Date: Search Here


For Searches between Year 2006-11/05/2014: Search Here






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