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 Clerks:

Kristen Sparks, 386-626-7006

Bethzaida Delgado, 386-626-7007

Rebecca Marquez, 386-626-7008

Tasheldon Starke, 386-626-7009

Dustin Kalmbach, 386-626-7010

Heydee Quinones, 386-626-7037

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*** Public Notice ***

To prevent further spread of COVID-19, all city offices will be restricted access to the public beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020.  Appointments can be made in certain extenuating circumstances when business cannot be conducted online or telephonically.  

Please contact Building over the phone or email in advance prior to coming to the office: Dustin Kalmbach kalmbachd@deland.org (386)626-7010.

For Online Permitting: https://aca3.accela.com/deland/Default.aspx.

For other matters, visit our city webpage at www.deland.org for a full listing of telephone numbers and email addresses.


Homeowners – We ask that you refrain from applying for permits that can wait until after the COVID-19 virus has subsided. Please submit the following permits through our Accela program. If for some reason you are not able to submit the permit, or if you must apply for an emergency permit, please make an appointment to visit the office and a staff member will assist you with your submittal.

Contractors – Due to the current COVID-19 situation, effective immediately, the following permits will no longer be accepted over the counter. They can be sent via Accela, reviewed, and processed without having to come to the office.

Permit application types that can be submitted and reviewed electronically.



Setting of manufactured sheds.

Siding / Stucco /soffit.

Window and door replacements.

Drywall replacement or repairs.

Sidewalks / driveways / patio slabs / pavers.


Residential interior renovations that do not involve structural components.


Water heater change-out like for like.


Drain piping repair and replacement.

Sewer replacement.

Shower / tub replacement.

Permanent plumbing fixture replacement.


Mechanical AC change outs like for like. No duct work.

Residential duct work when using R-8 insulated duct or providing R405 form.


Service change out and upgrade.

Minor electrical work. Adding receptacles or lighting.


Panel change-out.



Business Recovery Resources for COVID-19

Paycheck Protection Program and Local Lender Update


*** Attention Contractors ***

Beginning September 3, 2019, you must be registered and up-to-date with Volusia County Contractor Licensing to obtain a Building Permit from the City of DeLand.  This change is being made in conjunction with our new online permitting process which is now available; application instructions are listed below.  Please contact the Land Development Manager at 386-626-7005 for more information.


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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