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Florida Building Code 7th Edition Takes Effect on December 31, 2020

Please take note that the Florida Building Commission has adopted the Seventh Edition of the Florida Building Code and administration takes effect on December 31, 2020. Complete permit applications not received prior to December 31, 2020 will be required to comply with the 7th Edition of the Florida Building Code. For significant changes to the Florida Building Code, please review this helpful resource provided by The Electrical Council of Florida, Analysis of Changes for the 7th Edition (2020) Florida Building Code.

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New City Hall Hours 

Please see hours of operation below:
Monday 8:00 - 5:00
Tuesday 8:00 - 5:00
Wednesday 8:00 - 5:00
Thursday 8:00 - 5:00
Friday CLOSED
***Inspections scheduled for Friday will be performed on Friday.***

 ***HOLIDAY CLOSURES***
In observance of the upcoming holidays, our office will be closed on the following dates:
  
   
JANUARY
 Monday, January 18, 2021 Martin Luther King Day
  
Any inspections scheduled during these holiday dates will be moved to the next business day.  

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 Please visit our Online Permitting page for more information on submitting your permit online.

Owner/Builders and Contractors can now apply online.  Please see the detailed link for       
 instructions on how to submit for your permit online.
Owner/Builders - Apply for a permit online
ContractorsApply for a permit online

ALL permit types are available for online submittal for licensed contractors. Permit Online Portal
* CONTRACTORS & OWNERS- please set up your online account and contact our office at  352-735- 7115 to get your account linked.  Once your account is linked, you will be able to sign in and apply for your permit.  
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Permit Utilization Report

To view the current month's Permit Utilization Report, please click here.

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Vision 

Our vision is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the residents, visitors, and property owners of Mount Dora by creating safer buildings.

Mission
We are dedicated to the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare of all who live, work, and visit the city by providing professional, consistent, uniform enforcement of the codes and superior customer service.

Values
  • Customer service
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Education
  • Quality
  • Public service
Overview
Building and Fire Prevention Construction Services is tasked with oversight for all new construction projects, additions, and alterations of existing structures, including fire life safety and fire protective systems, through permitting, plan review, inspections, and final acceptance.

This is accomplished through enforcement of the provisions of the Florida Building Code, the Florida Fire Prevention Code, and the City of Mount Dora Code of Ordinance.

Notice

The Florida Building Code 6th Edition will go into effective on December 31st, 2017. All permit application submittals received after December 31, 2017 are required to be designed to the 6th edition Florida Building Code. To view the current draft of the FBC 6th edition, please click on the following link: https://codes.iccsafe.org/public/collections/FL or go to floridabuilding.org and click on Florida Building Code>Draft-6th Edition (2017) FBC


To see a summary code comparison between the FBC 5th and 6th Editions, please click on the following link: http://www.floridabuilding.org/fbc/Links_to_Code_Resources.html