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 Citizen Portal.
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.
The Building Division processes all building permits for projects located within the city limits of DeLand. If the project is located in unincorporated Volusia County, the permit will need to be obtained from the Building Department of Volusia County. If you have a question about whether your property is located in the city or county, go to the Property Appraiser's website.
It is recommended before starting the permitting process, all proposed construction projects should contact the Planning Division, 386-626-7005, to verify the zoning regulations for the type of structure you plan to build.
It is in your best interest to secure permits for all work that is constructed on your property. Permits are necessary to satisfy insurance requirements, and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our citizens. Any work completed without obtaining the proper permits could result in complications when selling your home such as preventing the sale of the property until the work is compliant with current city and building codes, in addition to the risk of incurring fines for completing the work without a permit.
NOTE: New Commercial Construction projects, including additions, are required to submit a county impact fee application along with a copy of the floor plan to the Volusia County Permit Center in order for County transportation impact fees to be calculated. Volusia County impact fees can be deferred until the completion of the project. The Certificate of Occupancy will not be issued until all fees are paid in full. For more information, please call 386-736-5929, Extension 12097.
A non-refundable application fee is charged on all permit applications at the time of submittal.
$30.00 for Residential Projects
$50.00 for Commercial Projects
New Construction valuation will be based on the current rate of the ICC Building Valuation Data Table or actual value, whichever is greater. Note: Please see revised City Ordinance reducing the ICC Valuation from 75% to 60%.
Permits are reviewed and processed according to date received. Any deficiencies are addressed by the Plans Examiner. The applicant will be contacted to respond to any comments or clarification the plans examiner may need in order to continue processing the application for approval. Please make sure a valid email address and or phone number is on the permit application in order to expedite correspondence. The application will remain on hold until all requests from the plans examiner have been satisfied. After the permit application has received all applicable approvals, the Building Division will contact the applicant to inform the cost of the permit. Permit fees are to be paid in full at time of pick up. Cash, check, money order, Visa or Mastercard are accepted.