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Community Development Action Plan for Building Permits, Inspections, and Development Applications as of March 30th:

All City buildings accessed by the public will be temporarily closed for regular business until further notice beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020. Community Development staff will remain on-site to conduct City business during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Building and Site Inspections:

Inspections conducted inside an occupied residential structure (including water heater, A/C-mechanical, window, etc.) have been suspended until further notice. We have begun discussions on virtual inspections for certain work completed within an occupied residential structure, and once this can be implemented, more information and directions will be posted on the City’s website.

Inspections for new construction will be done as usual. We have instructed all staff and site contractors to follow the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines on hand washing and social distancing of 6 feet as much as is practical, and when needed, will be using eye protection. If anyone on the job site appears to be sick, ill or not feeling well, the inspector may cancel the inspection.

If you have questions related to inspections that the City is currently conducting, please call 386-506-5602 or email

Submitting a Building Permit:

A drop box is installed at the entrance to City Hall at the street level where homeowners and contractors can submit building permit application packets or requested permit revision packets for Community Development staff to intake and process.Drop Box at City Hall (2 locations): 1) In front of City Hall main entrance; and 2) At tunnel entran

We are still accepting mailed submittal packets at this time. 1000 City Center Circle, Port Orange, FL 32128, c/o Building Division. 

It is important when submitting a building permit that all applications and forms are correctly filled out. Include with your application or resubmittal packet a document that clearly lists all items included in the submittal. Make sure that the packet is secured to ensure all packet items remain together at drop off. Make sure that all documents required to be notarized are the original documents. 

For large-scale document packets which include commercial rolled plans, single-family home plans, etc., which cannot be placed into the drop box due to bulk size, please contact the Building Division at (386) 506-5602 for scheduled drop off times.

City building permit digital forms can be located on the City’s website at: Building Permit Forms and Documents

Online Submittals: We have begun discussions on implementing an online building permit application and resubmittal packet process. Once this can be implemented, more information and directions will be posted on the City’s website.

Issuance of Permits:

The applicant for the project will be called when permit is ready to be picked up and will be provided the cost with payment options at that time. Once paid for, the approved permit and permit placard will be emailed to the email listed on the permit application. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to print and post all required documents on site. For information on inspections, see above.

Development Review Application Submittals and Resubmittals:

Submittal options for Development Review Applications (Site Plan, Subdivision, etc.):

  1. Mail the complete application or resubmittal packets to 1000 City Center Circle, Port Orange, FL 32128, c/o Planning Division. 
  2. Email a digital file link for download of required checklist items and a detailed cover letter outlining what is included in the packet link.
  3. Call the Planning Division at (386) 506-5601 for details on scheduled drop off options.
  4. Drop off hard copy of submittal as long as the packet is not bulky in size. Drop box is located at City Hall entrance. This option is not available to site plan or subdivision submittals due to large-scale plan size.

If there are any questions regarding submittal of Development Review Application or Engineering documents, please call for more information. 


All Community Development Department scheduled meetings will be held via video or teleconference until further notice. If a meeting is currently scheduled (as of March 16, 2020), Community Development staff will be in contact with you with direction on how to attend the meeting by virtual means.

WELCOME! The City of Port Orange Community Development Department is comprised of three divisions: Building, Planning, and Engineering. Each division provides specialized services to the citizens of Port Orange and our development community. For more information on services, click on the division icons below. 

Click on this button to access the Building Division.

◾ Permitting
◾ Plan Review
 ◾ Inspections
 ◾ Business Tax

Click on this button to access the Planning Division.

◾ Development Review
◾ Comprehensive/Long Range Planning
◾ Transportation Planning
◾ Zoning

Click on this button to access the Engineering Division.

◾Development Review
◾Capital Project Management
◾Floodplain Management

Have you checked out our ** NEW Interactive Development Activity Report? CLICK HERE to experience all current development happening in the City of Port Orange in our new interactive map!

Development Activity Report Webpage

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