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Town of Indian River Shores Building Department

Hours of Operation:

Mon.–Fri., 8 am - 4:30 pm (closed 12-1 for lunch)

Main Phone: (772) 231-4453

Main Email:

Important Notices:
Click here for Schedule A details.

Current Utilization Report

Florida Milestone Inspections Common Questions

Hurricane Damage Emergency Permitting Guidance:
Please click the link for Emergency Permitting Guidance regarding hurricane repairs from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Building Official

Fred Held

(772) 231-1771

For the fastest response to your inquiry, please email


Contractor Portal

Please click the button below for all items relating to permitting, licensing or conducting a permit/property search.

Contractor Portal Link


A lien is a legal claim against the property.  Lien Search Requests for properties within the Town of Indian River Shores* can be submitted via email to or through the downloadable form below and include the following:

Building Permits

  • Open Building Permits, including Permit Numbers, for the specified property

Special Magistrate Cases (including violations, liens and case information)

  • Building
  • Code Enforcement
  • Business Licenses
  • Fire Prevention

Lien Search Request Form 

* Lien searches are completed for properties only within the Town of Indian River Shores, and results will only be provided for the property specified as part of the submission.  The Town of Indian River Shores’ Lien Search Requests system is provided as a service to the public.  The cost for  and requires payment of a $50.00 administrative fee (as outlined in The Town of Indian River Shores Building Department Permit Fees – “Schedule A”.  Payment of the fee is due upon completion of the response to the request.  Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, but use of this site shall constitute acceptance of the limitation that the Town of Indian River Shores cannot guarantee that the information as provided is accurate.  By using this site or the information available herein, the user further acknowledges that the information provided should not be relied on for legal purposes.  The Town of Indian River Shores shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for any damages in connection with the use of the information obtained by the lien search.  There may be other liens or obligations assessed against the property imposed by other agencies. You may contact those agencies regarding such other obligations or liens.  For assistance in identifying the property address and Parcel ID, please visit the Indian River County Property Appraiser’s Office at