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What We Do

The Building Services Division enforces construction related codes, reviews development plans and all building related permit issues. Building Services is also responsible for the issuance of certificates of occupancy while performing mechanical, electrical, plumbing and building inspections.

Building Fee Schedule


Burglar Alarm Permit

Please note that the Burglar Alarm Permits are now renewed and paid with Cry Wolf. The City has partnered with Cry Wolf for alarm prevention and administrative services.

  • Alarm permits are valid for one year (October 1st - September 30th of each year).
  • Burglar Alarm Permits that are not renewed by September 30th are delinquent and subjected to applicable fees and penalties.
  • For assistance in paying or renewing your alarm permit, please contact Cry Wolf at (866) 419-5033.

Cry Wolf offers three ways to start or renew your alarm permit:

  1. Online Services
  2. Telephone Services (Toll Free):  (866) 419-5033
  3. Lock Box Services: Riviera Beach False Alarm Reduction Program (P.O. Box 865075, Orlando, FL 32886-5075)

If you have any questions concerning your Certificate of Use, Business Tax Receipt or Burglar Alarm Permit, please contact the Business Tax office at (561) 845-4019 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.



Flood Information

Please contact us with questions on basic flood information, the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and the Community Rating System (CRS). Also, the following document is available: National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS): A Local Official’s Guide to Saving Lives, Preventing Property Damage, Reducing the Cost of Flood Insurance. This brochure introduces the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) as a way of promoting the awareness of flood insurance.

Contact Us

Hours of Operation

Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m.  - 4:00 p.m.
(Staff is available by phone until 5:00 p.m.)
(561) 845-4020

Service Request


Permitting & Operations

Clarece D. Hayes
Permit Coordinator
(561) 845-3423

Chelsea Pemberton
Permit Technician
(561) 845-4026

Grace M. Joyce
Development Services Operations Manager
(561) 845-3427

Inspection & Review Staff 

Bovell Richards
Assistant Building Official
(561) 845-4006

(561) 719-3177

Glen LaBonte
Inspector II
Electrical And Plumbing
(561) 845-3418

Marcella Foster
Combination Plans Examiner
(561) 845-4034

(561) 236-0036

Inspector II
(561) 845-4060
Lynn McNealy
Inspector I
(561) 845-3420
(561) 601-3844 Cell