The Building Department of the city of Palm Bay, Florida, is the first in the United States to be recognized in the Building Department Recognition program by the International Accreditation
Service (IAS). IAS is an independent, non-profit accreditation body that has been providing accreditation services since 1975. The IAS recognition is for building and code enforcement departments, as well as third-party companies who have demonstrated a commitment to service, safety and continuous improvement. Building departments are assessed for permitting, plan review, inspection and property maintenance code enforcement services. Departments that can demonstrate that they meet the requirements are awarded the IAS Building Department Recognition Certificate that provides evidence the department is operating at an elevated level of efficiency and technical quality. Read more here.