Building Department 

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.

The best way to stay in contact or have your questions answered is by emailing as Phone lines will not be monitored while the lobby is closed. 

To apply for a permit please use the link below or use our drop box located at City Hall.

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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.

  • Permitting
  • Plan Review
  • Inspecting for code compliance
  • Performing new business inspections as required
  • Enforcing city codes
  • Issuing and renewing contractor registrations



    The Florida Building Code (Section 553.73, F.S.) replaced Florida’s mixture of codes that were developed, amended, administered and enforced by more than 400 local jurisdictions and state agencies with building code regulation responsibilities. The current Code is a single statewide code based on national model codes and consensus standards, amended for Florida specific needs for the design and construction of buildings. The Building Codes in effect in the City of St. Cloud are listed above.  

Building Department Fee Schedule