Our mission is to provide quality service to the community that is knowledgeable, efficient, comprehensive, and helpful.

We promote and safeguard life safety, health, property, and public welfare as it relates to building, ensuring that any construction, alterations, repairs, or demolition conforms to all requirements of the Florida Building Code and related federal, state, and local laws and ordinances within the Village of Pinecrest.

We strive to provide the best customer service in a timely, courteous, and professional manner to members of the public while performing plan reviews, inspections, and permitting for all residential and commercial construction.


Building Official

Paul W. Buckler, R.A.

PaulBuckler.jpg After 15 years as a consultant to the Pinecrest Building Department and another six years as the Assistant Building Official, Paul W. Buckler, RA, was appointed by the Village Manager to serve as the Village’s third Building Official on March 4, 2022. Previously, following graduation from Catholic University, Mr. Buckler relocated from his hometown of Washington, DC to Coral Gables.  After several years of working for local firms, Mr. Buckler and his wife established their own eponymous architectural practice in 1993. Mr. Buckler, who has worked on the "other side" of the counter, is empathetic to the efforts of architects, homeowners, and contractors in obtaining permits for their projects and strives to provide the best service possible.