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Community Development Action Plan for Building Permits and Inspections as of April 8th:

All City buildings accessed by the public will be temporarily closed for regular business until further notice. Community Development staff will remain on-site to conduct City business during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For any questions, please call 386-506-5600.  

Building and Site Inspections:

Effective immediately: Inspections requiring a building inspector to enter the interior of an occupied dwelling will have the ability to utilize the below options, however, due to the changing Covid-19 environment, these policies are subject to revision:

Option 1: You may postpone the inspection until further notice. If you should choose to utilize this option, please contact our office to notify staff to ensure your permit is properly documented by calling 386-506-5603 and leaving a detailed message.

Option 2: Virtual Inspection - allows an inspector to remotely view the site using a webcam device or smartphone controlled by the homeowner or contrVirtual Inspections - Camera - decorativeactor.

Virtual inspections are only being conducted on inspections with components inside a resident-occupied dwelling. (Does not include a garage.)

  • Air conditioning change outs
  • Water heater change outs
  • Replacement windows
  • Other “in-home” inspections deemed appropriate by the Building Official

Click here for complete details on virtual inspections and easy to follow setup steps.

All outside inspections or 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 staff inspectors will be using eye protection and masks at all times. 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 386-506-5603 and leave a detailed message at the prompt 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.


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.

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.

To schedule an inspection call 386-506-5603, or for more information on inspections, click here

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You can apply for the following permits online:

IMPORTANT - Please be advised of following original documents that are required at the time you pick up your permit. If these documents are not provided at the time of pickup, the building permit will not be issued:

  1. Signed and notarized application applicant authorization page. Click here for the form. 
  2. Signed and sealed survey and plans (as applicable to application)  

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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