Building Permit and Inspection Utilization Report

Fiscal Year October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021

Pursuant to Florida Statute 553.80, by December 31st of each year, the governing body of a local government that provides a schedule of fees shall create a building permit and inspection utilization report and post the report on its website.  The information in the report shall be derived from relevant information available in the most recently completed financial audit.  After December 31st, of each year, the governing body of a local government that provides a schedule of fees shall update its building permit and inspection utilization report before making any adjustments to the fee schedule.

The Village's fiscal year begins on October 1st and ends on September 30th.  The below information is derived between that period for the referenced fiscal year.  The information provided below has been derived from relevant information available from the most recently completed financial audit:

1. Direct and indirect costs incurred by the local government to enforce the Florida Building Code, including costs related to:

a. Personnel services cost, including salary and related employee benefit costs incurred by the local government to enforce the Florida Building Code: $863,661.87**

b. Operating expenditures and expenses: $129,036.62***

2. Permit and inspection utilization information, including:

a. Number of building permit applications submitted: 1,827

b. Number of building permits issued or approved: 1,767

c. Number of building inspections and re-inspections requested: 6,346

d. Number of building inspections and re-inspections conducted: 6,346

e. Number of building inspections conducted by a private provider: 64

f. Number of audits conducted by the local government or private provider building inspections: 0

g. Number of personnel dedicated by the local government to enforce the Florida Building Code,

issue building permits, and conduct inspections: 24

h. Other permissible activities for enforcing the Florida Building Code as described in subparagraph (a)1. Total Number of Code Violation Cases Opened: 14

3. Revenue Information, including:

a. Revenue derived from fees pursuant to paragraph (a): $940,733.24

b. Revenue derived from fines pursuant to paragraph (a): $15,310.71

c. When applicable, investment earnings from local government's investment of revenue derived from fees and fines pursuant to paragraph (a): N/A

d. Balances carried forward by the local government pursuant to paragraph (a): ($36,654.54)

e. Balances refunded by the local government pursuant to paragraph (a): 0

f. Revenue derived from other sources, including local government general revenue: N/A

** As of May 2021, we did not have a full-time multi-licensed inspector/plan examiner; totaling $50,003.20 - a full-time service technician; totaling $33,779.20 and as of May 2021 we did not have a full-time building official; totaling $80,922.40 - for a total of all at $164,704.80.

*** Due to COVID 19 a lot of the funds for Traveling & Per Diem were not spent. We budgeted $5,073 for this account and only spent $152.55 so a balance of $4,920.45 was not spent in the fiscal year 2020/2021.

*** Due to COVID 19 a lot of funds for Books, Dues & Education were not spent. We budgeted $8,450 for this account and only spent $2,070.12 so a balance of $6,379.88 was not spent in the fiscal year 2020/2021.

*** For new software for the building department we budgeted $102,000 and only gave the company a down payment of $45,000 so a balance of $57,000 was not spent in the fiscal year 2020/2021.

*** For the Property Improvement Grant Program, we budgeted $100,000 to be granted to customers for improvements done to their homes but we only granted $74,690.30 so a balance of $25,309.70 was not spent in the fiscal year 2020/2021.