Learning About Building
Planning to build in Osceola County? Then you must apply for a building permit as required by the Florida Building Code. Building permits are issued by our Building Office located on the 1st floor of the Administration Building.
We can issue a temporary certificate of occupancy before the completion of the entire work covered by the permit, provided that such portion shall be occupied safely. In order to obtain a temporary certificate of occupancy, applicant must submit a request to the building official.
If you need assistance please call 407-742-0200.
We can issue a certificate of occupancy after the building or structure has received a final inspection and no violations are found to the provisions of the building codes, life safety and applicable laws.
For more information on Certificates of Occupancy visit:
- Certifications: Certificate of Occupancy - Commercial
- Certifications: Certificate of Occupancy - Residential
Applying for a Building Permit
The first step to getting a building permit is to complete an application form. After we receive your application, our permit technicians will review them for sufficiency. Once your application is approved you will be given a permit number for tracking. When you call or make inquiries online, please refer to the permit number you were given.
Some simple permits (such as residential fences, mechanical change-out, re-roofing) may be issued over the counter at the time we receive your application. Other structural permits usually require plan review before they can be issued.
Contractors must be registered with Osceola County Contractor Licensing before applying for a permit.
Once your application has been approved, you may then supply building plans & specs for review. Please submit only one (1) set of plans & specs. We no longer require 3 copies.
If you choose to submit digitally, please ensure all plans are digitally signed & sealed as required here.
You may schedule an inspection using one of the methods below:
Online at the Osceola County Permit Center. Type your full permit number (including the dash, if any) in the search box to find your permit's page. If you permit is issued, you'll be able to schedule inspections for it.
Over the phone by calling our Building Office at 407-742-0200.
A Certificate of Completion can be issued after final inspection for specific permits on building or structures where there is no occupancy. A certificate of completion (CC) can be issued for projects other than those receiving a Certificate of Occupancy (CO). There is no cost for a Certificate of Completion.