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Effective January 8, 2018, the Building Department will be open from 8 am until 3:00 pm daily to accept permit applications, which will allow for efficient processing all of the permits received.

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Effective January 1, 2017 -Credit/Debit Card Transactions (by Resolution 2016-96)
A convenience fee of 2.15% of the total cost of the permit fees will be added to all credit/debit card transactions.

The Building Department is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people of the City of Marathon.  We are committed to providing public service through all of the Community Development sectors, to our citizens, and co-workers in an economical, yet effective, efficient, and personable manner.

Automated Inspection Line

All permitted construction must be inspected and you must call or email to schedule your inspection.
Call directly to 305-289-4133 and leave a message
Fill out the Inspection Request Form and submit
At any time email

Inspections received prior to 3PM will be scheduled for the following business day.

Ensure the following information is included in your request:
1. Permit or Project Number
2. Type of Inspection needed
3. Date the Inspection  is to be performed
4. Contractor’s Name and Phone Number
5. Owner’s Name and Phone Number
6. Address of Job Site

Inspections called in after 3 p.m. will be performed within the next two business days.

In order to expedite the inspection, contractors and/or homeowners are asked to ensure that the building is posted with clearly visible numbers for identification.

The following links might be of some assistance to you:

Florida Building Code

Contracting Florida Statute 489

Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Florida Statute 468

Engineering Florida Statute 471

Architecture, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture Florida Statute 481

Building Construction Standards for Accessibility by Handicapped Persons Florida Statute 553

Liens Florida Statute 713

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)