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Fast Track Online Permitting Services

One-Stop Permitting Guide

How to use Fast Track Online Services to Apply for Building Permits

About Fast Track Online Permitting

Orange County Government seeks to enhance customer service in development permitting by establishing a central online permitting destination. Fast Track Online Services provides a one-stop permitting portal to submit permit applications, plans and development documents, make payments, conduct research, manage inspections and more.

Orange County's Planning, Environmental, and Developmental Services Department has streamlined various development processes into one online permitting system, Fast Track

1. COMPLETE TRAINING BEFORE USING FAST TRACK:

Complete one of the required Fast Track Training Session(s) for Electronic Plan submittal using one of the following two options: 

For sub-permits, please view the Fast Track training videos.

Once the required training is complete, please use the Fast Track User Guide as a reference document during the application process. For additional questions about permit applications, please contact the Fast Track Customer Service Team at 407-836-5550 or email EPlanCom@ocfl.net. 

2. REGISTER FOR A FAST TRACK ACCOUNT: 

Register as a new Fast Track user. Visit the Fast Track Registration Instructions page to get started. 

For any issues with registering for a Fast Track account, please email Contractor Licensing at ContractorLicensing@ocfl.net or call 407-836-5522

3. COMPLETE THE BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION PROCESS

Please follow the overviews below for the Residential or Commercial building permitting processes. For sub-permits such as Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Gas or Solar, please watch the Fast Track training videos.

Residential projects consist of single family homes, two family dwellings (duplexes), townhouses and/or their accessory structures (sheds etc.). Townhouses follow the residential Florida building code, but must be submitted using the commercial permitting process. Condominium Units and Apartment Complexes are considered Commercial structures.

Residential Permitting Process Overview

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Minimum requirements for specific Residential Building permits can be found on the webpage, Orange County Permits, under the heading Residential Structures.

Note: Separate structure(s) can not be combined on one permit. Each separate structure requires its own permit and can not be combined for review and inspections. 

  • Additional detailed information is available in the Orange County Minimum Requirements for Residential Building Permit Plans Submittals for detailed plan requirements. A complete online version of the Florida Building Code (Residential) FBC-R, is available online. 
  • For questions concerning the Division of Building Safety portion of the Plan Review or submittal requirements, email EResQuestions@ocfl.net or call 407-836-5550 and ask for the ‘Building Residential Plan Reviewer of the Day'.

Often, residential building permits require review by other Departments or Divisions, depending upon specific, individual conditions or circumstances. 

Additional Requirements may apply for properties utilizing a septic system:

Please contact the Florida Department of Health, Environmental Health Onsite Sewage Program at call 407-858-1497 or email AskEH@flhealth.gov for additional information prior to applying for a building permit

Additional requirements for projects in the City of Edgewood:

Pursuant to the Interlocal Agreement between Orange County Government and the City of Edgewood, residents within the city limits are required to obtain approval from the City of Edgewood prior to applying for a building permit through Orange County.  Please contact the City of Edgewood at 407-851-2920 or by email at Info@Edgewood-fl.gov for their permitting requirements.

Additional requirements for projects in the Ranger Drainage District (Cape Orlando Estates, Wedgefield, Rocket City)

Pursuant to the Interlocal Agreement between Orange County Government and the Ranger Drainage District, a District Permit may also be required. A copy of this permit must be uploaded as part of permitting documents submitted to Orange County. For questions concerning permitting in the District, please call 407-568-5502 or email the District at WandaTucker@RangerDraingeDistrict.com.

Example of work types that DO require a District permit:  New SFR, Additions to existing structures, Accessory structures, Screen structures, Pools, Fences, Slabs

Example of work types that DO NOT require a District permit: Window and door replacement, Roof replacement, Interior alterations, Repairs, Stucco, Driveways, Pavers, Flag poles if not located in an easement

APPLY

Complete the residential online permit application information and upload required documentation using Fast Track

For any issues with the submission of permitting documents and plans, please contact the Fast Track Customer Service Team at EPlanCOM@ocfl.net or call 407-836-8160

UPLOAD

The process of uploading plans and documents is covered in Step 4 of the Fast Track User Guide, "Upload Plans and Documents".

All constructions plan/document requirements will be uploaded to the E-Submittal Plans/Documents Link for the Plans Examiner to review.  

The file names shall be consistent with the Naming Conventions section found in the Fast Track User Guide

  • Only PDF files are accepted.
  • For any issues with uploading plans or documents, please contact Fast Track Customer Service Team EPlanCOM@ocfl.net or call 407-836-8160.

SUBMIT AND SAVE

The process of submitting and saving the application is covered in Step 5 of the Fast Track User Guide "Submit and Save", the permit will be verified and routed to each reviewing departments by the Orange County Fast Track team.

PROJECT AND PLANS REVIEW 

Some residential building permits require additional review by other Departments or Divisions, depending upon specific, individual conditions or circumstances. Many items are addressed below in the required documentation. Please see the Guide for Residential Plan Approval for additional Departmental requirements.

Each reviewing department will review and either deny or approve the permit.

  • If denied, the official denial comments for all reviewing departments will be emailed to the applicant automatically by the FastTrack system once all reviews are complete. Please rely on the emailed version of comments when correcting or revising plans and documents. The web link contained in the email will allow the permit applicant to upload corrections to all departmental deficiencies.
  • Once approved by all reviewing departments the permit status will change to final issuance on Fast Track. Please look for  the ready to issue letter, which will be sent via email. 
  • Emails are sent to the address provided by the applicant at the time the permit was originally generated. 

PRIOR TO ISSUANCE 

Prior to issuance, the permit application documents will be processed and the customer will be notified if there are any deficiencies such as:

  • A Permit Application "Page 2" is necessary. If the total job value is over $2,500.00, a Building Permit Application "Page 2" will be requested if not previously submitted.
  • If the permit is being obtained by a homeowner and not a contractor, an Owner Builder Disclosure Form will be requested if one was not previously submitted and completed Owner Video Verification.

For questions concerning the Issuance of the permit, email  EPlanRES@ocfl.net  or call 407-836-0924. 

Once the application documents have been received and approved, the customer will be notified via email to pay fees for the permit.

ISSUANCE 

After payment is received, the permit and inspection record will be emailed to the addresses entered by the applicant during the application process. Approved plans and documents are available to download on Fast Track after approval. Approved documents are usually available within 4-6 hours. 

PLEASE PRINT APPROVED PLANS AND ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS, BUILDING PERMIT, and INSPECTION CARD. 

Commercial Permitting Process Overview

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Minimum requirements for specific Commercial Building permits can be found on the webpage, Orange County Permits, under the heading Commercial Structures.

Note: Separate structure(s) cannot be combined on one permit. Each separate structure requires its own permit and cannot be combined for review and inspections. 

  • A complete online version of the Commercial Florida Building Code (Building) FBC, is available online.
  • For questions concerning the Division of Building Safety portion of the Plan Review or submittal requirements, email EPlanCom@ocfl.net or call 407-836-5550 and ask for the ‘Building Plan Commercial Reviewer of the Day'.

Commercial building permits will require reviews by other Departments or Divisions, depending upon specific, individual conditions or circumstances. 

Additional Requirements may apply for properties utilizing a septic system:

Please contact the Florida Department of Health, Environmental Health Onsite Sewage Program at call 407-858-1497 or email AskEH@flhealth.gov for additional information prior to applying for a building permit

Additional requirements for projects in the City of Edgewood:

Pursuant to the Interlocal Agreement between Orange County Government and the City of Edgewood, residents within the city limits are required to obtain approval from the City of Edgewood prior to applying for a building permit through Orange County. Please contact the City of Edgewood at 407-851-2920 or by email at Info@Edgewood-fl.gov for their permitting requirements.

Apply

Complete a residential permit application and upload required documentation using Fast Track. Refer to the minimum requirements at the top of this page to ensure you are ready to upload the necessary documents.

For any issues with the submission of permitting documents and plans, please contact the Fast Track Customer Service Team at EPlanCom@ocfl.net or call 407-836-8160.

Upload

The process of uploading plans and documents is covered in Step 4 of the Fast Track User Guide, "Upload Plans and Documents."

All constructions plan/document requirements will be uploaded to the E-Submittal Plans/Documents Link for the Plans Examiner to review.

The file names shall be consistent with the Naming Conventions section found in the Fast Track User Guide

  •  Only PDF files shall be submitted.
  • For any issues with uploading plans or documents, please contact Fast Track Customer Service Team EPlanCom@ocfl.net or call 407-836-8160.

Refer to the above minimum documentation needed for this specific permit. 

  • Patrick’s Commercial Checklist.
  • For questions concerning the Building Department portion of the Plan Review or submittal requirements, email EPlanCom@ocfl.net or call 407-836-5550 and ask for the ‘Building Commercial Plan Reviewer of the Day.

Submit and Save

The process of submitting and saving the application is covered in Step 5 of the Fast Track User Guide "Submit and Save", the permit will be verified and routed to each reviewing departments by the Orange County Fast Track team.

PROJECT AND PLANS REVIEW 

Some residential building permits require additional review by other Departments or Divisions, depending upon specific, individual conditions or circumstances.

Each reviewing department will review and either deny or approve the permit.

  • If denied, the official denial comments for all reviewing departments will be emailed to the applicant automatically by the FastTrack system once all reviews are complete. Please rely on the emailed version of comments when correcting or revising plans and documents. The web link contained in the email will allow the permit applicant to upload corrections to all departmental deficiencies.
  • Once approved by all reviewing departments the permit status will change to final issuance on Fast Track. Please look for the ready to issue letter, which will be sent via email. 
  • Emails are sent to the address provided by the applicant at the time the permit was originally generated. 

PRIOR TO ISSUANCE 

Prior to issuance, the permit application documents will be processed and the customer will be notified if there are any deficiencies such as:

  • A Permit Application "Page 2" is necessary. If the total job value is over $2,500.00, a Building Permit Application "Page 2" will be requested if not previously submitted.
  • If the permit is being obtained by a homeowner and not a contractor, an Owner Builder Disclosure Form will be requested if one was not previously submitted and completed Owner Video Verification.

For questions concerning the Issuance of the permit, email EPlanCOM@ocfl.net or call 407-836-5550

Once the application documents have been received and approved, the customer will be notified via email to pay fees for the permit.

ISSUANCE 

After payment is received, the permit and inspection record will be emailed to the addresses entered by the applicant during the application process. Approved plans and documents are available to download on Fast Track after approval. Approved documents are usually available within 4-6 hours. 

PLEASE PRINT APPROVED PLANS AND ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS, BUILDING PERMIT, and INSPECTION CARD.

4. APPLY FOR APPLICABLE SUB-PERMITS

Separate sub-permits for Roofing, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Gas, Irrigation as applicable to the project are required and may be applied for once the building permit is issued.

Video guides for Sub-Permit applications are available on the Fast Track Video Resources webpage

For assistance please contact ESubs@ocfl.net or call 407-836-5550

5. RECORD A NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT PRIOR TO SCHEDULING THE FIRST INSPECTION

For projects with a job value over $2,500.00, a recorded Notice of Commencement (NOC) must be included as part of the permit record in order to schedule the first inspection.  To learn how to record an NOC electronically, please view the NOC training video on the Fast Track Video Resources. For additional questions, please email OrangeNOC@ocfl.net or call 407-836-5582.  

6. SATISFY ALL INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS

Inspections are required for all permits. For additional information refer to the inspection record provided upon permit issuance for a list of inspection types that may be required for your project.  For additional questions, please contact 407-836-5550 and request to speak to a Building Inspections Team Member. Use Fast Track to schedule and manage inspections online. To learn more, please visit the Fast Track Video Resources

FINAL INSPECTION IS REQUIRED ON ALL PERMITS

A passed "290 Final Inspection" is required in order for the permit status to change to Complete. Failure to schedule and pass a Final Inspection within the allowed time will result in the permit Expiring. Additional expense to reinstate/replace the permit and possibly updated plans and documentation may be required.

Contact Us

Permitting Services, Orange County Division of Building Safety
Orange County Government Administration Center
201 South Rosalind Avenue, 1st Floor
P.O. Box 2687
Orlando, FL. 32802-1393

Email: PermittingServices@ocfl.net
Phone: (407) 836-5550

All e-mail sent to this address becomes part of Orange County public record. Comments received by our e-mail subsystem can be read by anyone who requests that privilege. In compliance with "Government in the Sunshine" laws, Orange County Government must make available, at request, any and all information not deemed a threat to the security of law enforcement agencies and personnel.