Building Division Mission

Building Division Business Strategy

Building Division Announcements

THE FOLLOWING WILL BE EFFECTIVE MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018 and are intended to alleviate delays or redundancies. These will be required until further notice:

  • INSPECTOR DAILY START TIMES:  Inspector daily start times will return to 7:00AM to coincide with Daylight Savings Time. Please ensure you and your site crew teams are aware of this.

  • RESIDENTIAL RE-ROOF DRY-IN AFFIDAVIT IN LIEU OF DRY-IN INSPECTION: Signed Dry-In Affidavits will now be required to be on the job site at Final Roof Inspection in lieu of the In Progress Inspection.

  • SOFFIT INSTALLATION AFFIDAVIT IN LIEU OF SOFFIT INSPECTION: A new “Soffit Installation Affidavit” will be available on the Seminole County Building Division’s Forms and Applications web page. This must be completed and signed copy must be on the jobsite at the Final Building Inspection.

  • CELL TOWER ANTENNAE - 3RD PARTY ENGINEER’S LETTER IN LIEU OF ANTENNAE INSPECTION: Signed/Sealed Engineer’s letter of 3rd Party Installation Inspections performed per engineering specifications must be provided to Seminole County Building Division prior to Certificate of Completion for permit.

  • SINK HOLE FOUNDATION AND STABILIZATION - ENGINEER’S LETTER IN LIEU OF INSPECTION: Signed/Sealed Engineer’s letter of 3rd Party Inspections performed per engineering specifications must be provided to Seminole County Building Division prior to Certificate of Completion for permit.


    The Seminole County Building Division permit fees are intended to support permit application processing, plan review and inspections for Contractors who have SIGNED contracts/agreements with residents and business/property owners of Unincorporated Seminole County. It has been reported to Management that the Building Division staff team spends a great deal of time checking for and finding duplicate permit scopes of work for the same site. Once these are noted, staff spend additional time to determine who has the actual contract and both/all permit applications are put on hold until it is known who has the actual contract. This is taking valuable time away from processing the correct permit application. As a result, further research is being done on this matter to determine the best actions to pursue which may include discontinuing this courtesy check for duplicate scopes of work on the same site and not refunding any fees collected for staff time spent on processing permits for contractors who do not have a signed contract with the resident/business/property owner. 

    PERMIT RUNNERS AND/OR THOSE WITH LIMITED POWER OF ATTORNEY:  Please ensure that you forward this important information with the Contractors that you work for.

NEW EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IMPACT FEE ORDINANCE: effective April 9, 2018.  Any building permit application submitted on or after 12:00 am On April 9, 2018 Is subject to the new rates

NEW BUILDING CODES: effective December 31, 2017

How To:

Get a Permit - Contractors - Click HERE

Get a Permit - Owner/Builder - Click HERE

Schedule an Inspection Online - Click HERE

Register your contractor licensed with Seminole County - Click HERE

Information Available Online

Adopted Codes

Adopted Codes
A list of the current codes that Seminole County utilizes.

Permits Online

Building Permits Online
Submit request for application number, view permits and applications, schedule and view inspections online


Who to contact with your Building and Permitting questions.


Development Services Customer Satisfaction Survey
In Development Services, we are committed to continuous improvement. It is important to our department that you experience excellent customer service while we work to meet your needs. We value your comments and suggestions. Please take a few moments to let us know how we are doing.

Forms and Applications

Forms and Applications
Forms and applications you can use to do business with Seminole County.

Flood Prone Areas

Flood Prone Areas
Important information about areas susceptible to flooding within the County.


Forms, applications, processes, fees and more relating to acquiring permits.


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