Municipal and Building Department Support

NOVA Engineering and Environmental is one of the largest providers of government support services. We are proud to provide services to eight cities, counties, and other public institutions with an outsourced solution to traditional building departments.

Our services confirm building code compliance for many aspects of a structure, including: 

  • Structural
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • DA Fire & Life Safety
  • Permit Tech

We provide these services in four unique areas:

Building department outsourcing

The municipality outsources the services traditionally found within the building department. Either they outsource 100% of the building department’s role to NOVA, or we are used on an as-needed basis to supplement or augment their staff.

 Alternative plan review and inspections

We directly assist public school systems, state and federal agencies with plan review and code inspections because they are not subject to local governing authorities. 

Private development support

Developers and contractors use NOVA for peer review and pre-inspection services in advance of submitting to the local governing authorities. Our services help expedite and improve the quality of their submittals and ensure that they pass formal inspections for Florida.

Private provider services

Includes arrangements under which private industries directly hire NOVA to perform standard plan review or code inspection services traditionally done by the local governing authority. 

NOVA is relied on to improve the permitting and construction schedules, interpretation of complex code requirements, and to improve efficiencies or response times during construction.

Municipal and building department support staff & reputation

We employ highly skilled, multi-disciplined plan examiners, code inspectors, and building officials to perform various services (ICC and/or Florida Statute 468 certified). The size and depth of experience offered by our team allow us to rapidly respond to client needs as workload increases.

From permitting to plan review to a multitude of inspections, we can offer an outsourced solution to the traditional building department, or simply supplement staff as needed. 


  • Building Code Administrators (Building Officials)
  • Certified Plans Examiners
  • Multi-disciplined Licensed Inspectors
    • Single and Multi-Family, Commercial
    • Building
    • Mechanical
    • Electrical
    • Plumbing
  • Disaster Damage Assessment Professionals
  • Permit Tech

NOVA’s Municipal Service Highlights

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Client: City of Miami Beach, FL

NOVA began providing supplemental building department services to the City of Miami Beach’s Building Department in 2012.

Geographic Size: 18 square miles

Approximate Population: 87,779

Services Provided: Supplemental Building Department Services

NOVA’s Approach to Municipal Support

Our approach to municipal support is more than your typical experience with a standard building department. We use it as a consulting platform assisting the submitting developers and/or contractors to understand why their permits or inspections were denied or how to fix the issue. We take great pride in delivering solutions, not just checking a box. 

At NOVA, we tailor our support services to the needs of each municipality we serve. If you’d like to take advantage of our years of successful experience providing code compliance inspection, plans review, and municipal support services, please contact us for our most current listing of clients and client references.