Building & Fire Prevention Construction
vAs of June 1st, 2018, Mount Dora Building Department is requiring that any small projects that have documents that are 11x17 or under, to submit one plan per application. Listed below are a few examples of projects that will only need one plan:
-Residential and Commercial Reroofs
-Windows and Doors
-Residential and Commercial Mechanical
-Aluminum Screen Enclosures
-Residential and Commercial Fences
Any larger projects that required any documents over 11x17 need to submit 2 sets of plans.Please speak to a permit technician about your project details and what plans are required.
v 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 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
v 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%.
v Online permitting is now available to licensed contractors! Create a username and password to access our online permit application. A hold for review may be placed on online permits for properties within our Historic District. Permit Online Portal
Online permits that are currently available:
-Windows & Doors
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
- 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.