HOW DO I APPLY ONLINE?
- Check to see if your address falls within the City of Orlando jurisdiction using the Orlando Locator.
- Look over our Residential Plans Submittal Checklist and inspection FAQ to make sure you have all the necessary paperwork and fees prepared for your application.
- Fill out the application and email it to email@example.com. (see below for all available permit applications)
- Once received, you will be invited to create an account to submit your plans, via our Digital Plans Review.
- If approved, you will receive an email with your permit attached. Print it out and post it at your work site.
What is an Expired Permit?
The initial life of a permit is good for 180 days, but it will expire if no activity or approved inspections have happened for more than 6 months.
Why is this important?
Any open/expired permits may cause delays with future closings and sale of property, inspections, title searches, etc.
- Fees – Residential Development – Fee schedule for all City of Orlando fees related to residential development.
- Impact Fees – Construction of a new home may require payment of impact fees.
- Residential Plans Submittal Checklist and FAQ
- Building Permit Application – Please note, the owners notarized signature or notarized signature of the owners Power of Attorney, is required upon submitting a permit application.
- Owner/Builder Declaration – This form is required when the property owner chooses to act as the contractor.
- Residential Revision Request – This form must be completed with all revisions.
- Notice of Commencement – The Notice of Commencement form is required when the proposed job exceeds $2,500.
- Scope of Work – This form is necessary for minor repairs/alterations where no plans are required.
- Residential Re-Roofing Form– This form is needed when owner’s apply for a re-roof permit, along with a Building Permit Application and an Inspection Affidavit.
- Blower Door Test Blank – This form needs to be presented at the final inspection.
- Residential Swimming Pool, Spa, and Hot Tub – This form, along with a building permit application, is required for a swimming pool, spa and/or hot tub.
- Certificate of Occupancy/Completion Application – A Certificate of Occupancy/Completion is utilized at the completion of the project – once all final inspections are approved.
- Electrical Permit Application
- Electrical Revision Request – This form must be completed with all revisions.
- Low Voltage Security Alarm Application – This form is required for all security alarms.
- Mechanical Permit Application
- Owner/Builder Declaration – This form is utilized when the property owner chooses to act as the contractor.
- Mechanical Revision Request – This form must be completed with all revisions.
- Residential Rough-In Inspection for New & Existing Construction Checklist
- Residential Mechanical Final Inspection for New & Existing Construction Checklist
- Plumbing / Gas Permit Application
- Owner/Builder Declaration Interactive – This form is utilized when the property owner chooses to act as the contractor.
- Plumbing Revision Request – This form must be completed with all revisions.
PERMITS FOR SITE WORK
- Engineering Application – Engineering permit is needed when exterior improvements are proposed such as a driveway, pavers and curb cut.
- Private Improvements Cost Sheet
- Public Improvements Cost Sheet
- Fixed Asset Form
- Maintenance Agreement – Cashier Check
- Maintenance Agreement – Credit of Deposit
- Maintenance Bond
- Performance Agreement Credit of Deposit
- Performance Agreement – Cashier Check
- Performance Letter of Credit
- Performance Bond
- Erosion and Sedimentation Control for Construction Sites – *This document is required to be submitted for any engineering permit.
- Right-of-Way Pavers Agreement – This agreement is needed when pavers are placed in the City right-of-way – for example, driveway approach.
- City Services Easement Form for Individual
- Tree Removal/Encroachment Permit– Permits are required for the removal of trees. These permits are handled through the Parks Department 407.246.4047.
- Swimming Pool Inspection Sequence & Procedures Checklist
- Accessory Structures Checklist
- Accessory Structure Brochure
- Apply for a Fence Permit
- Downtown Appearance Review Board – If your project is in the Downtown Community Redevelopment Area [CRA] it will require a review by the Appearance Review Official and/or Board, unless the project site is inside of a Historic District within the CRA, which will require a Historic Preservation Board review.
- Historic Preservation Board – If your property is within a historic preservation district, it will require a review by the Historic Preservation Officer and/or Board.
- Group Housing Facility Permit Application
- Residential Social Service Facility – Used to document approval of a residential social service facility (RSS). There is no application for this permit.
- Moving Permit – A moving permit is required when moving a structure (house) from one location to another.