As part of the transition to a new online payment system for Escambia County Building Services, contractor escrow account payments will no longer be accepted beginning Monday, Jan. 1. While online payments will not be available until mid-January as part of the new MyGovernmentOnline permitting system transition, fees can continue to be paid in cash, checks, money orders, and with debit and credit cards over the phone, in person and via fax.
All escrow accounts will be deactivated on Friday, Dec. 29 at 4:30 p.m. The balance remaining in the account will be returned to the license holder/business on the account via check from the Escambia Clerk of Court. While deposits can no longer be made into the accounts, contractors may continue to have payments deducted from their escrow until the account is deactivated on Dec. 29.
When the new permitting and inspection software is fully launched mid-January, contractors and residents will have the ability to:
- Apply online for permits
- Pay permit fees online with Visa and MasterCard
- Submit plans and documents “paperless” in PDF format
- Track application progress up to permit issuance
- View and print copies of review comment letters
- View and print copies of approved building plans
- Request inspections online (currently available through customer portal)
- View and print completed inspection reports
- Receive real-time email or telephone call notifications when an inspection is completed
Contractors and citizen-builders are encouraged to create a free portal account now at MyGovernmentOnline.org.
For more information, please contact Escambia County Building Services at 850-595-3550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.