Building Department News / Announcements

The Building Department Lobby is closed to the public until further notice.  You can still apply for a permit electronically by clicking the link below or dropping off a permit in the drop box in the breezeway between Buildings A & B.  Payments can be taken from escrow by emailing or checks mailed into the office.

You can download and/or print the 7th Edition (2020) Florida Building Codes Analysis.

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Attention Contractors/ Homeowners:

Effective Immediately

In order to maintain and issue proper building permits, the Building Department is requesting the following information.


 [A] 107.2 Construction documents. Construction documents shall be in accordance with Sections 107.2.1 through 107.2.6.

[A] 107.2.1 Information on construction documents. Construction documents shall be dimensioned and drawn upon suitable material. Electronic media documents are permitted to be submitted where approved by the building official. Construction documents shall be of sufficient clarity to indicate the location, nature and extent of the work proposed and show in detail that it will conform to the provisions of this code and relevant laws, ordinances, rules and regulations, as determined by the building official

For Residential & Commercial permits submitted by a General Contractor, a Limited Authorization Letter for each trade shall be provided from each subcontractor that is attached to the main permit. For each trade not providing subcontractor Limited Authorization Letter, will be required to obtain a separate sub-permit for the job.

FEMA Flood Elevation Certificate

Permitting Fees:

  • In an effort to expedite the permitting process, the City of St. Cloud Building Department will no longer require upfront permitting fees to be paid at the time of permit application submittal for any and all types of projects. It is our desire to make permitting, a more customer friendly process. 

Notice of Commencements (NOC)

  • NOC’s are required at time of application. All NOC’s must be posted at the jobsite prior to the first inspection.

Slab Survey

  • Slab Surveys are required to be posted at the jobsite at the time of slab inspection. A copy must be available for the building inspector to inspect from and retained for Building Department records.

  Blower Door Test

  • Blower Door Test Certification is required at the time of building final inspection. A copy must be available for the building inspector to inspect from and retained for Building Department records.

Attic Access in the garage