Are you building a new house? Looking to add on? Need a pre-utility check? Adding a shed or carport? The City of Williston provides a variety of services to its residents from utilities to permitting to solid waste collection. Permitting services are facilitated through SafeBuilt.

For questions regarding the permitting process please call (352) 528-3060 or you may us email at [email protected].


Permit Application Submittal

Send electronically via email in PDF format.

Building Plan Review

Submit plans in person (2 copies). The plans will be reviewed and comments will be sent by email. Contact any of the listed staff for assistance.

Building/Zoning Fee Payment

Mail Check to: City of Williston Building Department, 50 NW Main Street, Williston, FL 32696. All fees are required to be paid prior to final inspection.


Send inspection request to [email protected]. Be sure to include date of inspection (Tuesday and Thursdays Only) required; type of inspection and contact number in the event there are questions or delays.


BJ Bishop

[email protected]
Work (352) 528-3060 ext. 108

Laura Jones, Community Development & Grants Manager

[email protected]
Work (352) 528-3060 ext. 111
Cell (352) 529-7012



To obtain a permit click on the appropriate form below. Each checklist includes a listing of required documents to be included in the application package.

All contractors and subcontractors must submit a complete permit packet including Liability Insurance, Worker’s Compensation Insurance and State License. If the individual or organization has no worker’s compensation insurance, the applicant must file a copy of their Worker’s Compensation Exemption.

Without all of these items, the packet will be deemed incomplete and returned to the applicant until such time as they can be submitted altogether as part of a complete permit packet.

Certificate Holder: City of Williston, 50 NW Main Street, Williston, Florida 32696

The Issuance must be with the City of Williston as the Certificate Holder.


Inspections are scheduled for Mondays and Wednesday. All requests must be in before 3:00 P.M. the prior business day.

Please provide permit number, project address, type of inspection, along with contact name and telephone numbers.

If you fail an inspection, there will be a re-inspection fee, before it can be re-inspected. Pay at the front office of City Hall. For after hours or weekend inspections there is an additional fee.

The INSPECTION RECORD PLACARD must be displayed in a conspicuous
location on the construction site, accessible to inspection personnel.

No work shall proceed, and no inspections shall be made unless the placard
is posted, and an approved set of plans is available at the job site.

WHAT IS 811?

811 is the national call-before-you-dig phone number. Anyone who plans to dig should call 811 or go to their state’s 811 center’s website a few business days before digging to request that the approximate location of buried utilities be marked with paint or flags so that you don’t unintentionally dig into an underground utility line.

The City of Williston supplies natural gas to their residents. Hitting a natural gas line could end up in catastrophe!

811 protects you and your community! Hitting a buried line while digging can disrupt utility service, cost money to repair, or cause serious injury or death. Always contact your 811 center, wait the required time for utilities to respond to your request, and ensure that all utilities have responded to your request before putting a shovel in the ground.