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Administration Building - Community Development Department
M-Th: 7:30AM - 5:00PM; Fri: 9:00AM-5:00PM
(407) 742-0200
1 Courthouse Square,
Suite 1400
Kissimmee, FL 34741

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Coronavirus Notice

Updated 3/31/2020

Effective Friday, March 20th, the Administration building will be closed to the public until further notice. The good news is that Osceola County’s web-based Permit Center at allows citizens and other customers the ability to apply and manage their permits online.

The following services are provided online:

  • Permit application
  • Fee payment
  • Plan review
  • Inspection request
  • Records request

We always recommend using this tool, as it allows the customer to work from their location and receive the same services as if they were at the Permitting Center. To minimize the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and to help keep customers and staff safe, we ask that you utilize the online services as much as possible during this time.

For those who would rather email applications and documents, please email them to If additional information is needed, a member of the permitting staff will contact you directly. Though our office is closed to the public, we are still operating with a few on site staff members and staff members working remotely that are available to answer any questions through email.  

If there is a need to deliver hard-copy documents (plans, benchmarks, elevation certificates, checks, etc.…) to the Community Development Department, we will have a depository available by 12:00PM on Friday, March 20th at the entrance of the Administration Building where those items can be dropped off.

For Owner-Builder applications that need to appear in person, we are recognizing video-conferencing as an acceptable alternative. Skype is the preferred tool for this, but we will work with other apps if the need arises. Be sure to have a photo-ID available during the video call. For assistance with this option, please call the information number shown below.

For more information, please call (407) 742-0200.


Efectivo el viernes, 20 de marzo el edificio Administrativo estará cerrado al público hasta el nuevo aviso. La buena noticia es que el centro de permiso del Condado de Osceola permite que los ciudadanos y otros clientes tengan la habilidad de aplicar y manejar sus permisos por línea.

Los siguientes servicios son provistos por línea:

  • Aplicación de permisos
  • Pagos de cargos
  • Revisión de planos
  • Solicitud de inspección
  • Solicitud de archivos

Siempre recomendamos que utilice esta herramienta, por lo que permite que el cliente trabaje desde su localización y reciba los mismos servicios como si estuviera en el Centro de Permisos. Para minimizar la propagación del coronavirus (COVID-19), y ayudar mantener a los clientes y empleados seguros, le pedimos que utilice los servicios por línea tanto como le sea posible durante este tiempo.

Para aquellas personas que prefieren enviar sus aplicaciones y documentos por correo electrónico, favor de enviarlos a Si necesitamos más información, un miembro del equipo de permisos se comunicara directamente con usted. Aunque nuestras oficinas están cerradas al público, estamos operando con pocos miembros del personal dentro de la oficina y otros trabajando remotamente, todos están disponibles para contestar cualquier pregunta atraves de correo electrónico.  

Si hay necesidad de entregar copias impresas (planos, referencias, certificados de elevación, cheques, etc….) al Departamento de Desarrollo a la Comunidad, el viernes, 20 de marzo a las 12:00PM tendremos una caja depositante disponible a la entrada del edificio Administrativo donde estos artículos se podrán dejar.

Para aplicaciones de Propietario-Constructor que por lo regular son hechas en persona, estamos reconociendo conferencias por video como una alternativa aceptable. Skype es la herramienta preferida para esto, pero trabajaremos con otras aplicaciones de ser necesario. Asegúrese de tener presente una identificación con foto durante la llamada por video. Para asistencia con esta opción, por favor de llamar al número de información que se encuentra abajo.

Para más información, por favor llame al (407) 742-0200.

Notice to all Permit Applicants

Posted December 17, 2019

POLICY: Effective immediately, the Osceola County Building Office will require copies of the recorded Notice of Commencement (NOC) to be filed with the Building Office before the first inspection can be scheduled.

PROCEDURES: To make this requirement as simple as possible, the Office has set up a mailbox at for you to send your NOC to. After receipt of the NOC, state statute requires the Building Office to check that the name and address of the owner, the name of the contractor, and the location or address of the property being improved is consistent with the information in the building permit application. After this verification is completed, the permit will be unlocked and made available for you to schedule inspections. You must also have a copy of the NOC posted at the job site before any inspections can be completed.

PURPOSE: To comply with Florida Statute 713.135

DEFINITIONS: Notice of Commencement (NOC) is an NOC recorded in the Public Records of Osceola County Florida.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

Effective August 1, 2019, the Osceola County Building and Permitting Office will no longer have a satellite location at the St. Cloud Building Department. We are working on finding a new location, please check back for any updates. Please visit our main office in downtown Kissimmee for in-person assistance.

The Osceola County Permitting department provides a number of services to local residents and businesses. 

Obtaining a building permit is the first important step in assuring the safety of building occupants. The building permit grants legal permission to construct or alter a structure, or install or replace electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing systems according to prescribed building codes and standards. Therefore, it is important that all permit applicants describe the work to be performed in terms that are as specific as possible. Please use the menu below for more information.

Do I need a permit?

Any structural improvement or work that is regulated and requires a licensed contractor will require the issuance of a building permit by the Osceola County Building Office. Examples include, but are not limited to:

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  • All Commercial and Residential structures (homes, town homes, condos, retail and office spaces, restaurants, etc.)
  • Alterations and additions to existing structures
  • Boat docks and boat houses
  • Construction trailers
  • Conversion of existing space to a new use (Tenant Occupancy)
  • Fences
  • Garage doors
  • Garage conversions to living or office space
  • Gas installations
  • Hurricane Shutters
  • Irrigation
  • Manufactures homes – new and replacement, park models
  • New electrical services, adding fixtures, meters, upgrading or repairing existing service
  • Plumbing: new and replacement fixtures, water heaters, re-piping
  • New and replacement HVAC systems
  • Pole barns (except agricultural farm buildings)
  • Pools (in-ground and above-ground if over 24” deep), spas
  • Pool enclosures
  • Prefabricated structures such as storage buildings (sheds), gazebos and carports
  • Re-roofs and structural roofing repairs
  • Screen Rooms, changing screen rooms to glass windows
  • Signs, billboards
  • Skateboard ramps in Residential districts
  • Solar panel installations
  • Stucco
  • Ticket booths
  • Vinyl siding
  • Windows and exterior door replacements
  • Wood decks or ramps

Building Permit Fees

Fees are due at the time a permit is pulled unless otherwise noted. This information is provided to assist in estimating approximate figures and is not intended to establish the final fees for permits.

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