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The city of Clearwater is invoking its pending ordinance doctrine requiring all development projects that have not applied for building permits as of October 19, 2021 to comply with the new requirements and standards in Ordinance 9508-21.

This ordinance establishes certain revisions to Chapter 51 - Flood Damage Prevention of the city of Clearwater Community Development Code (Floodplain Management Ordinance), which may affect certain development requirements and standards including but not limited to base flood elevation and building height. For more information, please read the following notice by clicking here.

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Guide and Training for our Digital Plan Review Process

NEW Out To Bid Online Permit Process (for architects/engineers or design professionals)

No log in needed to search records or pay business tax (BTR) fees.

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Welcome to City of Clearwater ePermitting System!

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Use the Search option above to obtain general property information, permit status and history, and business tax information. You do NOT have to be a registered user to perform searches.

Building, planning and tree removal permits are now available online. You must register to apply online. You must have a licensed contractor associated with your registration to apply for tree removal and building permits. Professional licenses are not required for planning applications.

Services Available:

  • Building and tree removal permit applications*
  • Planning applications*
  • Pay fees
  • Check plan review status
  • Schedule inspections
  • Check inspection results
  • Submit electronic documents (i.e., NOC, plans, etc.)*

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