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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.
During normal business hours, please call directly to 305-289-4133.
After hours at (305) 743-0033, select option #4 then option #1.
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 and property owner’s name
5. Address of Job Site
6. Contact person’s Phone Number and Any Special Request

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)