Building Headlines

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 click HERE, complete this form & 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, designed to safeguard the supply of public drinking water from unintentional contamination can be viewed here.

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, and can be found here.
The Android app is available in the Android marketplace online, and can be found here.

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.

November 1, 2012
Our department will begin accepting credit cards as a form of payment for building permits. The total amount charged cannot exceed $500.00.We are unable to accept credit cards as payment for impact fees at this time.