Building Department

The City of Port Orange has launched a brand new online permitting system called SmartGov. You can apply for, track, and pay for permits, print stamped documents, and schedule inspections all from the portal. Please visit the SmartGov Resource Center to learn more.

SmartGov Resource Center

SERVICES AND MISSION: The Building Division receives building permit applications for all structures ranging from commercial buildings to residential homes and fences. It is the Building Divisions responsibility to review construction plans to assure compliance with Florida Building Code requirements and local regulations.

Our primary goal is to preserve our City’s neighborhoods and property values by maintaining high standards of competence and service. Staff is available to assist and guide homeowners and contractors through the permitting and inspection processes for all new construction, remodeling or additions to existing structures.

INSPECTIONS: Permit construction inspections are conducted to make sure construction is in accordance with approved plans and all applicable construction codes.

A building permit protects the public by ensuring standard methods and materials are used in construction, that qualified people perform the work, and that the work is verified through inspections at various stages through completion. Click here for a complete list of jobs that require a building permit and fee penalty information.
Why is a Building Permit Required? - Informational Flyer
It is important that you hire a licensed contractor to do work on your property. For more information on how to spot if a contractor is unlicensed, click here to check out our informational flyer “13 warning signs that a contractor is unlicensed”. The Building Division can also assist you in checking to see if a contractor has all required licenses.
13 Warning Signs a Contract is Unlicensed - Informational Flyer

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