*** 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. ***
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
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
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.