The Economic Growth Department is responsible for short- and long-range planning; review, permitting and inspection of land development; and monitoring of the environment in unincorporated Lake County under the County's Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations as well as provides assistance and manages services for both the businesses of Lake County and Lake County visitors.
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Notices & Updates
ATTN: Effective January 1, 2013, Demolition contractors will need to obtain a local certificate of competency license
Demolition contractors will need to obtain a local certificate of competency license to perform demolition work in Lake County. (This does not apply to General, Building or Residential contractors). Click here for more information.
Building Inspections Availability
Building inspectors are available Monday through Friday.
Digital/Electronic Signatures for Online Permitting
As part of the online permitting process, an architect or engineer must be able to digitally/electronically sign their plans for a single-family dwelling unit, commercial structure, site plan or preliminary plat. The specific requirements an engineer has to meet for a digital signature are found in the Florida Administrative Code 61G15-23.003 and for an architect they are found at 61G1-16.005. Read more »
Internet Block Permits Discontinued
Due to availability of internet permitting Block permits have been discontinued. Internet permits are processed within one business day.
ATTENTION BUILDERS: Got Gophers? Get Permits.
Gopher Tortoise and Burrow
Before you begin clearing for a building project, you must obtain a permit from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) if
either gopher tortoises or their burrows are present on the development site.
The gopher tortoise is protected under Florida law, Chapter 68A-27 of the
Florida Administrative Code. Protect yourself and this imperiled species.
Learn more at MyFWC.com/GopherTortoise
contact the nearest office of the FWC
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Building inspections available Monday - Friday.
Phone: (352) 343-9653, Ext. 5
Fax: (352) 343-9771
Inspections: (352) 343-9634
Have your permit number, valid number and inspection code numbers ready when scheduling inspections.
Planning & Community Design (Zoning)
Phone: (352) 343-9739
Fax: (352) 343-9767