Building Division


Our office has resumed normal operations as of Friday, September 30, 2022.  

The online portal is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Submittal for permits can be done on the online portal before, during and after the storm.

EMERGENCY REPAIRS AND INSPECTIONS - If you are in need of an emergency permit to repair storm damage (electrical risers, roofs, etc). please submit as soon as possible via the online portal.  If you cannot submit immediately, please notify our office of the emergency repair.  If you are in need of an emergency inspection due to storm damage, you can reach our office at 352-735-7115 or email  

HOMEOWNERS - Please make sure that you are hiring licensed and insured contractors for repairs to your home.  During this time, we understand that getting your repairs completed and inspected is essential and we are working to assist in any way that we can providing emergency permits and inspections.  We urge you to make sure that your contractor has the proper licensing and insurance to perform the repairs needed.

We will update this page as new information becomes available.  Please stay safe!



 In observance of the upcoming holidays, our office will be closed on the following dates:

Friday, November 11, 2022   Veterans Day

Thursday, November 24 & Friday, November 25, 2022   Thanksgiving 

Monday, December 26, 2022  Christmas

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

Online Permit Applications

  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
Contractors -  Apply 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.  


Permit Utilization Report

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



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


The Building Division 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: