The City of Orlando has formed a package of actions to help
accelerate planned construction and infrastructure projects to help generate
economic activity now. To accomplish this the City has made the following
enhancements to our Permitting Department.
Expedite the planning and review process for any project that
creates ten or more permanent jobs.
Offer payment plans for sewer impact fees structured on a per
project basis to alleviate upfront costs to developers and help jump-start
projects, allowing fees to be paid as a condition
of receiving their Certificate of Occupancy (CO).
Provide initial commercial plan review in five days rather than ten days to
expedite commercial construction.
In an effort to reduce plan review times, project costs to developers and
contractors, and provide excellent customer service, commercial plan revisions
previously completed in seven days will now be
completed in four days.
To save the customer time and money, Sign Reviews will now be done immediately
in the office while the customers waits.
At the customer's request, Permitting and Planning staff will put their
expertise to work reviewing the design, materials, and methods being proposed on
projects before construction to inform customers of
ways to reduce project costs, yet maintain quality and meet code requirements.
To stimulate construction activity and continue to save citizens, developers,
contractors and/or business owner's time and money, the Permitting Division will
now offer Courtesy Inspections.
may call for an inspector to perform an on-site residential or commercial review
or analysis prior to submitting plans. This service provides customers access to
expert advice from our trained construction
industry professionals and helps save customers from unnecessary costs.
Permitting Services is now offering same-day-inspections to its customers.
Customers may call us at 407.246.2330. All requests for this service must be
called in by 10:00 a.m.
Conduct Home Renovation Reviews to help expedite residential construction.
Reviews will be conducted and include visits to the home to review renovation
plans, help expedite the permit and construction
process and provide advance notice of what permits will be required specific to
Expedite residential permits for non-structural work to save homeowners time and
money. Inspectors will assist homeowners on site with permit applications and
scope of work descriptions.
Homeowners may download their permit
application from the Permitting website.
Have it notarized in advance of the visit
from the inspector.
Payments may be made online and permits
can then be mailed to customers. To request this service call Permitting
Services for an appointment at 407.246.2330.
Examples of work items
eligible for expedited permitting are as follows:
Minor Repairs such as...
Gutters & Downspouts
Decking Board Replacement
Replacement of missing guardrail pickets
Fencing - pre-manufactured, wood, chain link
Replacing a water heater, toilet or sink
Fascia & Soffits
Some kinds of Low Voltage
Non Structural & minor in nature
Extend all residential permits for an additional year at no cost to the
homeowner. Homeowners can request extensions up to the date of expiration.
Accomplish plan review in one day rather than three days for new single
family, accessory structures, pools, additions, solar panels and windows and
Advance green related commercial and residential projects that promote
environmental protection and natural resource management to save homeowners and
builders money, generate jobs and protect
For more information call 407.246.2330