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In an effort to better serve you, please accept this advance notice that no inspections cannot be scheduled for Thursday, December 7th, 2023 for the purpose of employee training. Inspections will resume the next business day.


In accordance with Section 553.79 of the Florida Statutes, the status of all building permit applications may be obtained through the City's Accela Citizen Portal.

Note: For code enforcement, permitting and lien information, please use the previously noted link.

For general building and business tax inquiries, please email Please note this is not for inspections. Any inspection requests emailed to this account will not be scheduled.


We are now accepting digitally sealed plans and documents for review; our submittal process for plans has changed. Watch the Uploading Plans and Documents video on the new upload procedures in our Accela Citizen Portal.

Beginning February 1, 2021, we will no longer be accepting paper plans for large construction projects. Please email Building Department for additional information regarding paper submissions.


The 7th Edition (2020) Florida Building Codes, the 7th Edition Florida Fire Prevention Code, and the 2017 National Electric Code are effective for all permits applied for on or after December 31, 2020.

Attention Contractors

You must be registered and up-to-date with Volusia County Contractor Licensing to obtain a Building Permit from the City of DeLand.

Press Release - Downtown CRA & Gateway Grants

Downtown Businesses - Need assistance with exterior lighting or the facade? Creating or retaining a retail business or residential units? Have an upper floor needing refurbishment? Rehabilitating a building?

Commercial Properties - Need assistance with renovation?

View the Open CRA Gateway Grants (PDF) Be sure to ask about the Green Options Supplement Incentive.

Mission Statement

Provide for the protection of life, health and property by maintaining a high level of professional competence. Protect the public trust bestowed on individuals engaged in the administration and enforcement of the Florida Building Codes.

Perform these tasks while demonstrating the highest standard of professional behavior and by exhibiting the integrity, honesty and fairness required for ethical conduct.

Place the public's welfare above all other interests and serve the best interest of the citizens and guests of DeLand, while aspiring to perform the chief function of government which is to serve the best interest of all people.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Building Division, which includes permitting and inspections, is responsible for making sure that all new or improved structures meet state building code and local ordinance requirements. Work is divided into three major activities: permit processing, plans examination and construction inspection. Front counter personnel receive building permit applications, check contractors for required licenses, issue permits and maintain records. Plans are examined to ensure all construction meets the requirements of codes, regulations and other ordinances. Field inspections are conducted to assure all new improvements are being constructed in accordance with approved plans and all applicable construction codes.