Building Division: Business Tax Receipts and Permitting

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Patrick Hubbard, Chief Building Official
120 S Florida Ave, DeLand Florida



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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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Public Works consists of 50+ employees operating six divisions: Administration, Streets, Forestry/Trees, Urban Beautification, Fleet Maintenance, and the Stormwater Enterprise Fund.  The Street division is responsible for the maintenance of all City owned roadways and sidewalks, to ensure safe access to motorist and pedestrians.  The Forestry/Tree division handles all trimming, removal and replanting of City owned trees.  The Urban Beautification division is responsible for all landscape maintenance for select City parks, City facilities, and the downtown streetscape.  The Fleet division is responsible for the maintenance of all City owned vehicles and equipment. The Storm Water division, which is separately accounted for in an enterprise fund, is responsible for the maintenance of City retention areas, the City owned storm water drainage system, and street sweeping throughout the city.

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