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 NOC@Osceola.org 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:View List
- 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)
- Garage doors
- Garage conversions to living or office space
- Gas installations
- Hurricane Shutters
- 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
- 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.
- Online Permit Center
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Apply for a Building Permit
- Make a Revision to a Building Permit
- Permit Status & Reviewer Comments
- How to Electronically Sign Building Plans for Submission
- Permit Extensions and Cancellations
- Permit Issuance
- Building Permit Fees
- Impact and Mobility Fees
- Customer Assistance
- Fees Payments
- Downloadable Forms
- Licensing Services
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