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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
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  • 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                                                 

                           Building Department Staff:
                                    Staff Directory

Matthew Rush      
Building Department Director
Joe DuPriest         
Deputy Building Official
Rob Stewart          
Building Inspector I
James Laurent      
Building Inspector I
Shirley Hunt         
Building Permit Technician II
Alexandra Miller     
Building Permit Technician I
Jessica Bouaziz      
Building Permit Technician I
Samantha Murray  
Building Permit Technician I
Cristina Soto        
Administrative Assistant



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Matthew Rush - CBO, MCP
Building Department Director                                             

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

Phone: 407-957-7224
Fax: 407-957-8412

8:00am - 4:00pm