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Effective August 1, 2017, there will be an increase in zoning fees related to building permits. You can view these fees in the Miscellaneous Forms Section "Fee Schedule Revised - Zoning."

Building Department

The Building Department is tasked with the enforcement of the building codes, construction industry licensing laws, national flood insurance program requirements and other regulations as mandated by the Federal and State governments, as well as County ordinances as adopted for un-incorporated Levy County. The Building Permits section is comprised of Customer Services and Plans Examination. Customer Service Representatives (Permit Specialists and Permit Technicians) are responsible for receiving and accepting permit applications, issuing permits, checking contractors for required licenses and permit history. The Plans Examiners are responsible for reviewing plans and related documents to ensure that they meet the requirements of the building codes, regulations, and ordinances in effect. 

Flood Resources - Forms, Informational Sites, and Upcoming Meetings

Elevation Certificate (full version - fillable pdf) 

Elevation Certificate (fillable pdf form only)


The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) helps provide a means for property owners to financially protect themselves if additional coverage is required. The NFIP offers flood insurance to homeowners, renters, and business owners if their community participates in the NFIP. To find out your flood risk, estimate your premium and learn more about the NFIP visit www.FloodSmart.gov.


Resources To Help You Complete the Building Permit Process:

We now have fillable building permit applications online for your convenience. These applications will be reviewed in the morning at 9:00 am and again at 3:30 pm. You can submit your application electronically, to the below email address. Payments, attachments, or drawings required as part of the permit application shall be submitted in person in a none electronic format.

Please email your application to: levypermitting@gmail.com

Permit Application- fillable form

Certain required forms for permitting can be printed by downloading from the Permit Documents below:

Levy County Building Inspection Request, Cancellation & Status

Click the quick link below to schedule, cancel or check the status of an inspection.  When sending an email for an inspection, please provide a contact number. When you are done completing the form, click submit. 


Miscellaneous Forms:


The Zoning Director is responsible for administering the Levy County Zoning Ordinance and related land use regulations, such as the Flood Ordinance. The Zoning staff responds to the general public, land development professionals and realtors inquiring about permitted land uses and development standards. The Zoning Department enforces the ordinance through the review of building permits, site plans, and subdivision proposals. Also, the Director manages the processing of all applications for re-zoning, variances, special exceptions, vested rights and appeals in accordance with State and local laws. Consistency with the Levy County Comprehensive Plan is maintained by updating the Zoning Ordinance and related regulations on a periodic basis.

Certain applications for zoning petitions and permits can be printed by downloading from the Zoning Forms below.

General areas of interest within the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 50 are Article XIII Zoning, Division 3 District Regulations, Subdivision I, Section 676, Schedule 1. Use Regulations (zoning categories and permitted uses) and Schedule 2. Lot, Yard and Height Regulations (setbacks, etc.). These and other code references can be found within the quick link below.

Quick Link:   Municode


Zoning Forms

Zoning Map

Levy County Zoning Map Disclaimer:


The generalized representation of data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy or completeness. The burden for determining accuracy, completeness or the appropriateness for use rests solely on the requester. Levy County makes no warranties, expressed or implied, as to the use of the represented data. For a more complete and accurate zoning determination, please submit a written request either by fax or email. The written request will need to include the legal description of the subject parcel and questions you have.  
Sec. 50-662. Zoning map.
The districts are bounded as shown on the map entitled "2020 Preferred Conceptual Future Land Use Map" which, with all explanatory matters thereon, and any other adopted future land use map series is hereby made a part of this article. In addition, the overlay district for the Williston municipal service district is adopted; this map shows the area covered by a 5,000-foot radius centered on the end of each runway at the Williston Airport as an accident potential area.
(1991 LDR ch. 79, § 3.02; Ord. No. 98-03, §§ 1, 2, 5-5-1998; Ord. No. 2007-03, § 20, 7-17-2007)

Quick Link:  Future Land Use Map

Code Enforcement:
The Code Enforcement Department is responsible for the enforcement of all county ordinances.  Some of the typical responsibilities of the Code Enforcement Department include: junk and debris complaints, zoning compliance, building without permits and inspections, environmental violations, and land alteration without excavation and fill permits. The Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for scheduling and overseeing the processing of unresolved violation cases before the county court.
Formal complaints are not accepted via e-mail.  Formal complaints must be signed and mailed or delivered to the Office of Code Eocrement. 
Quick Link:  Complaint Form

Advisory Boards

Division 3. Board of Adjustment

Current Board Members:

Member Name Member Type

Contact Number

Term Expires
Dave Shewey District 1 EXEMPT 4/2020
David Carter District 2 535-5057 4/2018
D. Andrew Carswell District 3 529-0226 4/2019
Toni Collins District 4 490-5636 4/2018
VACANT District 5

Meetings:     First Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Location: 

Levy County Courthouse
County Commissioners Room
355 South Court Street
Bronson, FL 32621


Construction Industry Licensing Board

Current Board Members:

Members Name Member Type Contact Number Term Expires
Paul Kennedy District 1 665-3659 6/30/2018
Jerry Orenchak District 2 949-0675 6/30/2019
Richard Hawthorne District 3 447-2222 6/30/2018
Charles Hinote District 4 949-0601 6/30/2019
Thomas J. Inman District 5 558-4112 6/30/2018

 *Updated 12/06/17*


Contact Information

Bill Hammond, Building Official

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 672
Bronson, FL 32621

Street Address:
622 E. Hathaway Ave.
Bronson, FL 32621

Main Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Main Telephone: (352) 486-5198

Directory:    Permitting (option 1)

                     Zoning (option 2)

                     Code Enforcement (option 3)

                      Inspectors (options 4 & 5)

                      Finance & Licensing (option 6)

Building Department Fax:
(352) 486- 5246

Zoning and Code Enforcement Fax:  (352) 486-3492

Email Addresses by Department:

Building:          hammond-bill@levycounty.org

Zoning:            romero-grace@levycounty.org  

Permitting:       suddeth-julie@levycounty.org

Licensing:        durrance-kim@levycounty.org

Inspector/Plans Examiner::      goode-don@levycounty.org

Inspectors:                                owens-chris@levycounty.org


Code Enforcement: lundy-janelle@levycounty.org