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Building, Codes & Business Tax Department

Mission Statement
The mission of the Building Department is to protect the lives and safety of the public, preserve quality of life, and contribute to economic development. Our philosophy is based upon enforcement of building codes in an atmosphere of cooperation, open communication, and focusing on a long-term commitment to environmental integrity. We strive to provide the best service to our customers in a timely and courteous manner.

Building Department Responsibilities

  • Inspecting for code compliance 
  • Issuing garage sale permits
  • Performing new business inspections as required 
  • Permitting 
  • Reviewing plans
  
Licensing Responsibilities

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  • Enforcing city codes and Florida Statute 205
  • Ensuring zoning allows type of business                     
  • Issuing and renewing contractor registrations 
  • Issuing and renewing Business Tax Receipts 
  • Issuing and renewing Certificates of Use                                                 

NEW FEES
EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2016
 
Resolution #2016-078R was approved
by the City Council May 12, 2016. 
This resolution amends the
Building Department's Schedule of Fees.
Click Here to See Resolution # 2016-078R with
a list of the NEW FEES


EFFECTIVE MAY 9, 2016
ALL INSPECTIONS SHALL BE SCHEDULED
NO LATER THAN 7:00 PM THE WORKING DAY
PRIOR TO THE REQUESTED DATE.

                          
    The Building Department has been assigned
    a Grade 4 by Insurance Services Office (ISO) 
    Press Release


    EFFECTIVE 04/29/2016
    ALL FENCE PERMITS WHERE THE FENCE IS LOCATED (PARTIALLY OR ENTIRELY) IN A UTILITY AND/OR DRAINAGE EASEMENT SHALL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE A "FENCE EASEMENT USE AGREEMENT" SIGNED BY THE CITY OF ST. CLOUD ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT AND RECORDED WITH THE OSCEOLA COUNTY CLERK OF COURTS.

                      
5th Edition of the Florida Building Codes 
became effective June 30, 2015
The 5th Edition Florida Building Codes are mandatory
for all new construction or rehabilitation projects
with a permit application date of June 30, 2015 or later.  
                                                                 
BLOWER DOOR TEST
Effective Date: July 1, 2016

The 5th Edition of the Florida Building Codes is mandating air infiltration testing by pressurized blower door testing.
City of St. Cloud Building Department requirements:

1. Testing and certification shall be performed by a St. Cloud Building Department-approved third party.
2. Approved third party - A company not affiliated with and independent of the contractor or company building the building or performing the HVAC equipment installation and qualified to conduct the testing and certification.
3. Qualification - Submittal of documentation including certification from a recognized organization indicating completion of educational training and instruction in the use, operation and evaluation relating to air leakage with the Blower Door Test method.
4. Testing certification from the third party must be submitted and approved prior to issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy.
                           


                        
                                           



Address:
1300 9th St.
City Hall, Bldg. A, 1st Level
St. Cloud, FL 34769

General Email:


Phone: 407-957-7224
Fax: 407-957-8412

Hours
Monday-Friday
7:30 am-5:00 pm
**IMPORTANT**
Effective June 26, 2016
new office hours will be: 
8:00 am to 4:00 pm