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About Division of Permits

The Division of Permits provides three services, which include Administrative, Plan Review and Inspections. Territorial, it is comprised of twenty six staff members with an office in the district of St. Thomas/St. John and an office in the district of St. Croix. The primary responsibilities of the Division of Permits are to enforce and regulate the local and national building codes and regulations.

Director: Amanda Jackson-Acosta

The Division of Permits is responsible for the oversight and management of four critical areas:

An innovative approach to creating partnerships between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and participating NFIP communities, regional agencies, State agencies, tribes, and universities that have the interest and capability to become more active participants in the FEMA flood hazard mapping program.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), enables homeowners, business owners and renters in participating communities to purchase federally backed flood insurance. This insurance offers an insurance alternative to disaster assistance to meet the escalating costs of repairing flood damage to buildings and their contents.
A collaborative effort between the Virgin Islands Energy Office and the Department of Planning and Natural Resources to promote the adoption and implementation process of the existing draft Model Buildings Energy Tropical Codes up to the 2009 national level. The Division will conduct public hearings, complete legislative process, conduct training, public service announcements, and printing/distribution of updated Tropical Code manuals.
  • International Code Council
  • International Residential Codes (IRC) 2021
  • International Building Codes (IBC) 2021
  • Uniform Plumbing Codes (UPC) 2021
  • National Electrical  Codes (NEC) 2020

Contact Building Permits

Phone: 340-777-7777

Flood Safety Awareness Week
April 25-29, 2022