Building Division

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The Building Division is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Florida Building Code and the laws and regulations set forth by the City of Kissimmee.  In this capacity, the division:

  • Reviews residential, commercial and accessory structure building plans
  • Issues building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical permits for new residential and commercial construction as well as permits for additions, alterations/repairs to existing structures
  • Performs building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, miscellaneous and sign inspections
  • Processes Certificate of Occupancy, Business Tax Receipts and all other licenses
  • Issues contractor, solicitor and panhandling registrations 
  • Provides building code and unsafe structure enforcement
  • Educates and conducts public safety and awareness programs

The Building Division operates under the 2010 Florida Building Codes as adopted by the State of Florida requirements of Chapter 553, Florida Statutes which can be accessed online at www.floridabuilding.org

Whether you are a homeowner or a licensed contractor who wishes to construct or develop within the City of Kissimmee, a permit is often required prior to starting work on your proposed project and can be completed in 4 simple steps:

Step 1:  Is a Permit Required?  -  Determine whether a permit is required by visiting our Projects that Do Not Require a Permit page.  If a permit is not required, you may proceed with your project.  Otherwise if a permit is required, proceed to Step 2. 

Step 2:  Permit Submittal - Select from the list below for the type of project you are requesting:

    • New Commercial - Application to be used for the construction of any new commercial structure, modular shell, and parking garage including all required plumbing, mechanical and electrical sub-permits.  Visit the Permit Submittal page to gain more information on submittal requirements.
    • New Multi-Family Residential - Application to be used for the construction of apartment (condominium) or triplex that has three or more family dwellings with all the required plumbing, mechanical and electrical sub-permits.  Visit the Permit Submittal page to gain more information on submittal requirements.
    • New Single Family Residential - Application to be used for the construction of a single family dwelling unit, a townhouse or model with all the required plumbing, mechanical and electrical sub-permits.  Visit the Permit Submittal page to gain more information on submittal requirements.
    • Miscellaneous Accessory Structure - Application to be used for any exterior/interior alteration, interior build-out, demolition, relocation of a building, roof/re-roof/roof over, permanent and temporary signage, miscellaneous accessory structure or change of occupancy to an existing single family dwelling, multi-family dwelling or commercial building.  Such accessory structures include but are not limited to awning; charity drop box/recycling collection container; communication tower; construction/sales trailer; dumpster enclosure; fence/wall; foundation; handicapped ramp; pool; hot tub, Jacuzzi, spa; screen room/enclosure; shed; slab with footer; slab without footer; solar panel; shutters and above/below ground tank.  Visit the Permit Submittal page to gain more information on submittal requirements.
    • Mechanical - Application to be used for the installation of any mechanical equipment such as air conditioner installation (HVAC - heating, ventilation & air conditioning) or change out, hood, heating, walk-in cooler, duct work, and refrigeration, and when work is not done in conjunction with a new structure or building addition.  Visit the Permit Submittal page to gain more information on submittal requirements.
    • Electrical - Application to be used for the installation of any new electrical wiring, meters or fixtures when work is not done in conjunction with a new structure.  Electrical improvements such as addition, alteration, new service, repair, general electric, electrical meter/panel change out, low-voltage, and t-pole to any commercial, multi-family dwelling unit and single family dwelling unit.  Types include elevators, exhaust fans, fixtures and outlets, floodlights over 30 amps, rated heat appliances, motors and generators, neon transformers and tubing, panel service, power transformers, ranges and ovens, refrigerator display cases, sign outlets, sub panel and meter, time clocks, washers, dryers, disposals, window HVAC outlet, x-ray and dental units.  Visit the Permit Submittal page to gain more information on submittal requirements.
    • Plumbing - Application to be used for any plumbing improvements such as addition, alteration, new service, repair, general plumbing, gas, irrigation, solar panel and grease trap to any commercial, multi-family dwelling unit and single family dwelling unit.  Visit the Permit Submittal page to gain more information on submittal requirements.
    • Site Development & Tree - Application to be used for the debrushing and tree removal when not done in conjunction with a site construction project; the debrushing, grading, excavating filing and installation of utilities of land after site construction plans have been approved; the early preparation of debrushing, grading, excavating and filing only on special occasions prior to site construction approval; or request to remove a tree.  Visit the Permit Submittal page to gain more information on submittal requirements.

 Step 3:  Inspection - Required for all permitted work to ensure the work complies with current building codes and approved plans.  To learn more about required inspections, please visit our Inspections webpage.

Step 4:  Certificate of Occupancy - Document needed to legally occupy the building.  To learn more about obtaining this certificate, please visit our Certificate of Occupancy webpage.

Please Note:  These steps do not include any review required for site plan or use approval, which is often necessary to complete prior to building construction.  To learn more about these processes, please review the Planning & Zoning Division webpages.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  The City Commission updated the building plan review, permit, inspection and registration fees.  Starting on February 17, 2016, all new submittals are subject to paying the updated fee(s).  For specifics, please refer to ordinance #2918 and #2943.

The Building Division is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday, excluding holidays.  Our offices are located on the first floor of City Hall, at 101 Church Street, Suite 120, Kissimmee, FL 34741.  For more information about how the Building Division can help you or your business, please stop by our offices or call us at 407.518.2379.

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