Building Headlines

January 1, 2018
The Florida Building Code 6th Edition will go into effect on January 1, 2018. All permit application submittals received after January 1, 2018 are required to be designed to the 6
th edition Florida Building Code. To view the current draft of the FBC 6th edition, please click on the following link: or go to 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: 

July 1, 2017
Pursuant to Chapter 2017-29, Laws of Florida, effective July 1, 2017, the permit fee surcharge paid to the Florida Building Commission, has been reduced from 1.5% to 1%.

November 3, 2016
Effective immediately, payments for permits and other related Building Department fees via debit/credit cards will have a maximum limit of $250.00.  Payments for larger amounts to be paid online can be done so via e-check.  Please go to the Building Permit online Portal for further information.  The City of Mount Dora apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause you.
March 23, 2015
Building & Fire Prevention Construction Services is pleased to announce our online permit/inspection status website. Information can be found: All contractors that wish to utilize this system for scheduling inspections, please complete this form (PDF)  and return it to the office by fax, email () or mail.

July 1, 2015
The Florida Building Code 5th Edition will go into effect July 1, 2015. All submittals following this date shall be required to conform with this code.

April 6, 2015
The Lake County Educational School Impact Fee will be raising from the current rate of $2,573.10 to $7,719.00 on April 6, 2015.

January 1, 2015
The City of Mount Dora's Cross Connection Control Program (PDF), designed to safeguard the supply of public drinking water from unintentional contamination can be viewed online.

January 29, 2013
The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) has developed the first free smartphone apps for a Florida state agency. The iPhone and Android apps for DBPR will allow consumers to search for state licenses by name or license number, enabling people to check instantaneously whether an individual has a business or professional license in the State of Florida.
The iPhone app is available in the Apple iTunes marketplace online.
The Android app is available in the Android marketplace online.

November 28, 2012
FEMA announced that it will permit a “phase-in” of the revised Elevation Certificate on a voluntary basis. During the 12-month transition period beginning August 1, 2012, FEMA will accept either the new form or the old form. This voluntary transition period will allow for sufficient time for coordination and training of all affected NFIP stakeholders. Elevations certified after the last day of the transition period must be submitted on the new Elevation Certificate form with the expiration date of July 31, 2015. See New Flood Elevation Certificate

November 18, 2012
The new FEMA flood maps for Lake County go into effect on December 18, 2012. For information about flood zones, please contact Building & Fire Prevention Construction Services.