To All Construction Industry Partners:
Tropical Storm Isaias is approaching the east coast of Florida. While we hope that this storm will pass us by, we must undertake reasonable preparations to weather the effects of this storm. Recent storm impacts around the country remind us that we must remain vigilant in our preparations for a major storm event.
Specific language in the Florida Building Code (FBC) relative to storm preparedness include the following references:
• Section 3301.2 of the FBC requires equipment and materials to be stored and placed so as not to endanger the public, the workers or adjoining property for the duration of the construction project.
Accordingly, every permit holder and subcontractor in the City of Riviera Beach must adhere to the following:
1. Upon issuance of a tropical storm or hurricane watch for our area by the National Weather Service, immediate actions should be undertaken to secure/prepare a project/site for the potential effects of a storm event. Ordinary activity may continue, if these actions are being taken.
2. Upon the issuance of a tropical storm or hurricane warning for our area by the National Weather Service, all normal construction activities are ordered to suspend except for those activities directly necessary to secure a project or site in preparation for a storm event.
3. All regulated work may resume once the storm has passed and the prevailing winds drop below tropical storm force (40 mph) at the site.
Thank you in advance for acting responsibly by protecting your project from unnecessary damage and our community from collateral damage from flying debris. Please distribute this communication to all of your stakeholders and urge them to remind their coworkers of the need to help mitigate potentially dangerous construction scenarios.
For Planning and Zoning inquiries, please call 561-845-4060, or click on the link to the right for staff contact information;
For Code Compliance inquiries, please call 561-882-3505 or click on the link to the right for staff contact information;
For Building Permits or Building Inspections inquiries, please call 561-845-4020 or click on the link to the right for staff contact information
Welcome to the Development Services Department!
Our mission statement is to create an exceptional City by providing excellent customer services, progressive leadership and accountable stewardship, continuously striving to ensure that Riviera Beach is the best waterfront City in which to live, work and play!
The Development Services Department consists of the following divisions:
Our departmental goals are to provide quality service to the public, focusing on areas of comprehensive planning, land development regulations, development and redevelopment, permitting, licensing, grant acquisition and administration, while ensuring the timely distribution of information significant to the City's stakeholders.
Click the "Forms, Documents & Maps" link to the right for access to the most frequently requested information and departmental items.
For Building Permit information or to request an inspection contact us at
Development Services Department Administrative Staff
Director of Development Services
Jeff Gagnon, AICP
Assistant Director of Development Services
Development Services Operations Manager
Senior Office Assistant
Planning & Zoning Department
Phone: (561) 845-4060
Senior Planner/GIS Specialist
Simone M. Davidson, MPA
For planning and zoning information contact us at (561) 845-4060.
Hours of Operation
Mon - Thurs: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
(Staff is available by phone until 5:00 p.m.)
Walk-Through Permits Available
Tues. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(windows; shutters; roofs; water heaters;
A/C change outs; flooring and electrical service changes) Please note incomplete application packages are not acceptable for same day issuance.
Assistant Building Official
Clarece D. Hayes
Development Services Coordinator