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The Department of Growth Management 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.

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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.

Wellness Way Sector Plan Community Meeting - Nov. 1, 2012
You are invited to attend an upcoming community meeting to discuss the County's Wellness Way Sector Plan. The meeting will take place on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Building 1, Room 204 at the Lake-Sumter Community College South Lake Campus, located at 250 N. Hancock Road in Clermont. The purpose of the meeting will be to address economic development, land use, transportation, financing, water supply and public facility needs that would affect the 16,200 acres within the Wellness Way Sector Planning Area. 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.

School Impact Fees Suspended
On April 5, 2011, the Board of County Commissioners enacted a 15-month suspension on the collection of school impact fees.
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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 or contact the nearest office of the FWC.

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Building inspections available Monday - Friday.

Building Services
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

Development Processing
Phone: (352) 343-9855
Fax: (352) 343-9767

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