Residential Structure & Accessory Building Permit

Minimum Requirements of Plans Submittal


  1. Submit two (2) sets of documentation, as applicable, to Zoning to begin the residential permit process.
  2. Zoning shall indicate approval on the Building Permit Application, site plan and construction plans.
  3. Application and construction documents are reviewed for compliance with the Florida Building Code by the Division of Building Safety.
  4. Some residential building permits will 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 Residential Permitting Process Brochure and Guide for Residential Plan Approval for additional Departmental requirements.
  5. An approved set of the construction documents are stamped by Residential Plans Review to be available in the field for all County inspections.
  6. Permit and Impact fees are paid to the Cashier.
  7. The Building permit number is issued. Inspection Record card, stamped construction documents and payment receipt are returned to the applicant.
  8. Sub-permits may be obtained, which are then linked to the Building Permit for record purposes.

Required Tools

  • The Building Permit Application form shall be approved by Zoning.
    • The owners estimated value must be written on the front of the application.
    • Page 2 of the Building Permit Application must be filled out completely when the estimated value exceeds $2,500.00.
  • 2 Site plans approved by Zoning.
  • 2 Sets of construction documents prepared by an Architect or Engineer, registered in the State of Florida,
  • The following supporting documents shall be attached to the plans:
    • 2 sets of signed and sealed Truss engineering.
    • 2 sets of completed Energy Efficiency calculations as required by the Building Code Energy Conservation and manual J load calculations.
    • 2 mechanical duct layouts, air conditioner and condensing unit location.
    • 2 copies of product approval installation details and specifications for all windows, doors and boffits with Orange County Product Approval Cover Sheet per Reference rule 9B-72.
    • 2 copies of Lot Grading/Drainage Plan and finished floor elevation approved by the Development Engineering Dept. or Ranger Drainage District approval.
      • For infill lots, a separate inspection by a Building Inspector will be required.
      • An original Flood Plain Permit is required if the lot is in a Flood Zone.
    • OC Water and sewer connection fee receipts or an approved septic permit from the Orange County Health Department is required prior to permit issuance. Approval from the Orange County Development Engineering Division is required and must be presented when applying for a building permit.
    • Environmental Protection Division approval is required for all structures at or over bodies of water or wetlands.
    • 1 additional site and floor plan is required for the Property Appraiser’s office (not required to be signed and sealed).
    • A licensed contractor will be required for this project.
    • NOTE: Only a Licensed Contractor is allowed to give Power of Attorney to an agent. Power of Attorney must be original, site specific and notarized.
    • Any project over $2,500 will require a certified copy of the recorded Notice of Commencement submitted to the Division of Building Safety prior to the first inspection.

Contact Us

For questions, call the Division of Building Safety:

Phone: (407) 836-5550