Building Permits

Building Inspection Division Responsibilities

  • Plan Review
  • Permitting and Inspection of all Construction Activity
  • Sign Permits
  • Interpretation and Development of Code Requirements relating to building, housing and landscape improvements.

Contractor Registration

  • Certificate of Liability Insurance
  • Certificate of WC Insurance OR Exemption Certificate
  • Copy of Florida Business License
  • Copy of local and county Business Tax Receipt
  • MBOE Card if applicable

Submit registration information in person or 

 via email to the Permit Division.

Permit Requirements

Items required when applying for a building permit in the City of Lake Alfred include:

  • Building Permit Application Form (Applications and Forms page)
  • Site plan and/or site survey
  • Two sets of sealed drawings or product approval sheets from manufacturer for sheds
  • Owner Affidavit: For owners of property when acting as their own contractor and providing direct, onsite supervision themselves of all work not performed by licensed contractors.
  • Re-Roof Policy: Effective July 2019
  • Notice of Commencement: if applicable, please see following note

Please note: In accordance with Section 713.13 (1) (h) of the Florida Statutes, a "Notice of Commencement" must be filed with the Clerk of the Court (County Records Division) prior to commencement of construction of a project, and a certified copy or affidavit attesting to the recording of the Notice of Commencement, must be posted at the jobsite. This notice contains detailed information about the project such as property owner, financial institution, jobsite address, contractor, etc., and protects the property owner's title to the property.

To learn more about specific requirements for various permits, review the Lake Alfred Unified Land Development Code.

Submit Permits via Email

Please submit all the required forms via email to the Permit Division.

Once staff has processed your permit application, they will contact you with the permit cost which you can pay the via credit card after completing the credit card authorization form below and submitting it to our office. Once payment has been processed, staff will email your permit to the email address provided.

Inspection Requests

Inspections are regularly scheduled Monday through Friday. To schedule an inspection:

  • Call the office at 863-291-5748
  • Email the Inspections Division
  • Send inspections requests at least 48 hours in advance of requested inspection date to ensure the inspections are scheduled when needed

Building Codes & Ordinances

Contractors should be aware of the latest Florida Building Code (FBC) and how it will impact your construction project. The following are the Codes which the City of Lake Alfred presently enforces and websites you can visit for more information:

  • City of Lake Alfred Unified Land Development Code
  • Florida Building Code Website
  • National Electric Code (NEC) on the National Fire Protection Association Website
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) website - Codes and Standards
  • Flood Plain Regulations - To obtain a flood map call 800-358-9616 or go online to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Map Service Center.