Hollywood Rolls Out Express Permitting Initiative

Hollywood has introduced an Express Permitting Service designed to streamline the permitting process for specific types of permits. This service aims to offer a quicker turnaround time for building permits by allowing customers to walk in, apply, and walk out with approved permits within the same visit.

Here are some key aspects of the Express Permitting Service:


The service is available for specific permit types that generally involve minor renovations or projects. This includes projects like minor mechanical, electrical, plumbing work, gas replacements, fences, shutters, windows, doors, and roofs.


The Express Permitting Service is offered from Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. It’s conducted at the Building Division, which is located on the third floor of City Hall.

Required Documentation 

To utilize the Express Permitting Service, applicants must come prepared with all necessary documentation, which varies based on the specific type of permit sought. This documentation typically includes properly filled-out permit applications, detailed work descriptions, owner or contractor details, and any necessary plans or schematics.

Plan Review 

For projects requiring plan reviews, such as those involving structural components, the Express Service facilitates a quicker review process, although more complex projects might not qualify for express service and may require a longer review period.


The main benefit of the Express Permitting Service is its efficiency. It significantly reduces the wait times traditionally associated with obtaining building permits for smaller projects, thereby facilitating quicker commencement of construction and renovations.

The new service is part of Hollywood’s commitment to improving operational efficiency and customer service, making it easier for residents and contractors to carry out improvements and maintenance on their properties.

Visit www.hollywoodfl.org/1147/Express-Permitting-Service for details and to learn more.