Building & Fire Prevention Construction


Online applications-
   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

In observance of the upcoming holidays, our office will be closed on the following dates:
*  Monday, May 25, 2020 - Memorial Day

Any inspections scheduled during these dates will be moved to the next business day.  

vOnline permit submittals- As of October 1, 2019, ALL permit types are available for online submittal for licensed contractors.  Permit Online Portal
* CONTRACTORS - 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.  
* OWNER/BUILDERS - all owner/builder permits will need to be submitted in our office for approval. 


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

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.

  • Customer service
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Education
  • Quality
  • Public service
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.


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: 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: