Step 1: Permit Required?

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Is a Permit Required?

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. 

Step 1 of the process:  Please review below to see if you need a permit?

Projects that DO NOT require a permit

  • Air Conditioning Window Unit:  Unit in existing opening with existing electrical
  • Appliance Replacement:  Excluding hot water heater
  • Bath Tub - Condominiums & Apartments:  Permit needed for 2nd floor and above
  • Bath Tub - Single Family & Duplex:  Replace in existing location
  • Cabinets - Replace existing
  • Carpeting
  • Doors - Replace interior only
  • Driveway - Reseal existing on-site asphalt for single family/duplex - no striping (any work within the right-of-way requires Public Works & Engineering approval)
  • Drywall - Wall repair less than 4 ft x 8 ft
  • Electrical - Replacing existing light fixtures, fans, outlets, switch or cover plates with a similar approved product
  • Fence - Repair/replace for previously permitted fence up to 16 ft (excluding pool barriers)
  • Gutters - Residential only
  • Painting
  • Plumbing - Stopping leaks, clearing drain stoppages, and replacing faucets provided such work does not involve or require the replacement /rearrangement of valves or pipes
  • Screen Room - Replace screening only
  • Siding - Repair area up to 32 sq. ft.
  • Sink or Faucet - Replace existing using existing supply and drainage
  • Soffit or Fascia - Repair/replace up to 10 ft. (not including structural members)
  • Stucco - Repair finish up to 32 sq. ft. 
  • Water Closet - Replace in existing location
  • Window Glazing - Replace if less than $200
  • Window Repair - Repair if less than $200
  • Wood Deck - Repair up to 20 sq. ft.
  • Typically, any minor non-structural repair less than $750

If a permit is not required, you may proceed with your project. Otherwise if a permit is required, please proceed to Step 2:  Permit Submittal.

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