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.
Recently conducted business with a division of Growth Management? Fill out a customer survey
Notices & Updates
ATTN: School Impact fee rates will increase, effective January 11, 2016.
On September 29, 2015, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners approved the adoption of Ordinance No. 2015-40 which includes the increase of the School Impact Fees for all residential construction within the county, both unincorporated and within the municipalities, to be effective January 11, 2016. Click here for more information.
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 »
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