1225 Main Street

Sebastian, Florida 32958

(772) 589-5537

Open 8:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday
Closed From 12:00PM to 1:00PM

Wayne Eseltine, Director/Building Official

Daniel Hainey, Plans Examiner

Andy Yackso, Chief Building Inspector

Linda Lohsl, Certified Business Tax Official


Our mission is to effectively promote and provide professional plan review, permitting and inspection of building construction to ensure a safe built environment for all those who live and work in the City of Sebastian.

The Building Department ensures compliance with all state and local codes to protect the health, safety and welfare of our residents. Our professional and courteous staff is available to assist you with your construction project.

The Building Department provides the following services:

  • Perform plan reviews, issue building permits and perform inspections for all construction including: Single-family residences, commercial buildings, additions, alterations, repairs, swimming pools, screen enclosures, fences, storage sheds, re-roofs, water hook-ups, and other construction activity.

  • Issuance of land clearing, grubbing, tree removal, driveway and dewatering permits.

  • Contractor Licensing: All contractors who work in the city must be licensed and registered with the city. Contractors must provide licensure and proof of liability and workman’s compensation insurance or exemption.
  • Business Tax Receipts are processed for businesses located within city limits.


The Florida Building Code 6th Edition Effective date is December 31st, 2017 
Ultimate Wind Speeds obtained from Figures 1609 A, B, C of the Florida Building Code for Risk Categories I, II, III and IV using Exposures B, C or D will be applicable in accordance with the provisions as set forth in section 1609.4 of the FBC.

By City Ordinance No. O-12-08 the adopted Ultimate Wind Speeds for Sebastian are: 150 mph for Risk Category I; 160 mph for Risk Category II; and 170 mph for Risk Categories III and IV.

If you have any questions to the above wind speed requirements please contact the Building Department for clarification.


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