Building Safety Office
Are you doing repairs in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian? Refer to the document below to find out what work requires a permit and other tips.
Our Building Office protects the health and safety of the public by administrating and enforcing various building codes and technical standards while preparing for the future growth of Osceola County. We strive to provide the best possible building permit service to our citizens and builders.
Planning to build in Osceola County? You are required to apply for a building permit as required by the Florida Building Code. Building permits are issued by the Building Office located on the first floor of our Administration Building.
Florida Building Codes changes
Posted Dec 22, 2020
The effective date for the 7th edition (2020) Florida Building Codes and the 2017 National Electrical Code is December 31, 2020. All applications submitted on, or after, December 31, 2020 shall be designed in accordance with the 7th edition (2020) Florida Building Code for Building, Residential, Existing Building, Energy Conservation, Fuel Gas, Mechanical, Plumbing, and/or the 2017 National Electrical Code. These Codes may be accessed via the following links:
An analysis of the Code changes may be viewed at Florida DBPR’s website as follows:
Please note that all master plans approved under the 6th Edition (2017) Florida Building Codes expired on December 31, 2020 and cannot be used for further permitting. New master plans in compliance with the 7th Edition (2020) Florida Building Codes must be submitted for review and approval before being used.