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General Design and Permit Information
Design Standards
The structural design of buildings, structures and portions thereof shall be governed by Chapter 16 of the Florida Building Code.  Florida Building Code.

Wind Speed
The ultimate design wind speed, Valt for risk category ll Buildings and other structures, is 140 MPH for the City of St. Cloud.

Permits
Permits are required for the replacement or addition of HVAC Systems (air conditioning), windows, doors and garage doors per Section 1604.1 of the Florida Building Code. These types of permits require manufacturer's specifications and Florida Product Approval information to be submitted with the permit application and also inspected to insure proper installation according to the manufacturer's specifications and the Florida Product Approval information.  

Permits are also required to build or install a fence, shed, siding, re-roof, screen room, sunroom, Commercial signs (permanent and temporary), swimming pools (in ground and aboveground) and garage sales. This is a partial list of types of permits. Call the Building Department if you have any questions whether you need a permit or not (407) 957-7224.

Inspections
All permits require an inspection. Inspection requirements are printed on the front of the permit along with your "Pin" number. To schedule an inspection call our automated inspection line at (407) 957-7386. For more information on scheduling  inspections, click on the
IVR Pamphlet

To schedule Fire Sprinkler, Fire Alarm and Fire Marshal inspections call Richard Tonks (407) 957-8484.
To schedule Final Sewer inspections call the Water/Sewer Department at (407) 957-7122.

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.


**EFFECTIVE MAY 15, 2017** 
All Single Family Home application submittals will need to be in by 3:30pm 
in order to receive same day permit number.  
All Single Family Home applications received after 3:30pm 
will be processed and stamped for the next business day.
**This will not affect single trade permit applications**
 


**UPDATED FEES**
EFFECTIVE May 29, 2017 
The Mobility Fees Matrix has been updated
Click Here to See the copy of the new matrix and a list of the NEW FEES


        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.  
                                                   
                                                                     
    Dangers of Pulling Owner/ Builder Permits