The Building Department, governed by the City of Port St. Lucie in Florida, provides a range of public services. It protects the lives and health of citizens. The department also offers field inspection and record-keeping solutions. The Building Department issues water heater and air conditioning permits. In addition, it provides swimming pool bonding services. The department operates administration and permits divisions. The Building Department s contractor licensing division is responsible for determining that contractors applying for building permits have a state license or a certificate of competency. Its plan review division offers technical assistance and code interpretations to architects, builders and homeowner builders.