Venice City Hall will be closed Monday, Jan. 21 for the observance of the holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Garbage, yard waste and recyclables will be collected as usual. 

Building Division

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Frequently Asked Questions


  • What if I disagree with building code interpretations by the building official?
  • How many members are on the board?
  • What does the Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals oversee?
  • What do I need to submit for review by the Architectural Review Board?
  • If my property is located within an Historic or Venetian Themed district, what type of improvement will require a Certificate of Architectural Compliance?
  • How do I know if my property is located in an Historic or Venetian themed district?
  • What does the Architectural Review Board oversee?
  • Where do I apply for a contractors license?
  • What is the difference between a certified, registered and specialty contractors license?
  • Can I register with the City if I do not have a contractor or specialty license?
  • Is there a registration fee?
  • How do I register with the City?
  • Can I check the results of an inspection?
  • Is it possible to schedule an AM or PM inspection?
  • What do I need to have on the jobsite for my inspection?
  • How do I schedule an inspection?
  • What do I need to submit for plan review?
  • What codes apply to my plans/constrcution documents?
  • Do I need to pay a plan review fee?
  • How long does a plan review take?
  • Who will be notified if the plans are deficient?
  • What plans are required to be signed and sealed?
  • When is plan review required?
  • How long will my permit be valid?
  • Can I check the status of my permit application?
  • How long does it take to process an application?
  • Are impact fees required?
  • How much does a permit cost?
  • Where do I apply?
  • Who can apply for a permit?
  • What work requires a permit?
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