Building - Business Tax Receipts and Permitting

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Joe Levrault, Chief Building Official
120 S Florida Ave, DeLand Florida
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Permit Team Supervisor:

Tasheldon Starke, 386-626-7009

Permit Team Lead:

Kristen Holley, 386-626-7006

Permit Clerks:

Sabrina Siple, 386-626-7037

Josie Torres, 386-626-7008

Kristian Logan, 386-626-7010

Zoning Technician:

Sam Nelson, 386-626-7014

Permitting Analyst (Accela Technical Assistance):

Nelson Mendez Droney, 386-626-7015 or mendezn@deland.org

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Requirements for Submittal of Building Permits

** For code enforcement, permitting and lien information, please click on the link above. **


For general building and business tax inquiries, please email building@deland.org. 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. Please click here for the 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 contact building@deland.org 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 - Update October 2021 **

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?

Click here to find out more!  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 guest 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.



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