Permits General E-MAIL
A sound ethical building department is the foundation for building safety and the economic vitality of the city. It is the goal of the Building Division to make life safety and the minimum code compliance our first priority. Emphasis is always on providing customer service and completing all inspections by following all applicable codes in the most efficient and responsible manner.
We now offer full online services for the Building Department.
Permits AFTER September 1, 2021 -Please log on (OPRS for all your online services).
Online Permitting Submittal Requirements
Permits BEFORE September 1, 2021 - Online Service for Building Permits
Leesburg Online Services for Building Permits (BP) enables citizens and contractors to view their permit process, upload documents, schedule inspections, and view inspection results.
- When calculating permit fees, include 1.5% for FL Building Surcharge and 1.0% for FL Recovery Fund. These fees will be added to the permit cost for each permit type. If the 1.5% is less than $2.00, then the minimum of $2.00 will be added for each permit type.
- Faxed applications are no longer accepted. However, you may enter a new permit by applying online, or drop your complete permit documentation at 204 N. 5th Street, Leesburg, FL. Please contact Building Services at 352-728-9735 if you have any questions.
- Only current application forms indicating the “7th Edition 2020 FBC” will be accepted.
- The contractor is required to submit documentation with Owner/Customer signature acknowledging the work to be done. Either a Notice of Commencement, Contract, or Invoice will suffice.
- Power of Attorney must be job or area-specific. Power of Attorneys may be job/location specific or listed for “all permits within the City of Leesburg.” If listed as “all permits within the City of Leesburg” the POA will remain on file until otherwise notified by the contractor of record.
Ann M. Kinsey
352-728-9786 ext. 1726
DEPUTY BUILDING OFFICIAL
352-728-9786 ext. 1733
Chief Plans Examiner
Plans Examiner I
352-728-9786 ext. 1725
Plans Examiner I
352-728-9786 ext. 1711
John (Bob) Farris
Chief Building Inspector
352-728-9786 ext. 1729
352-728-9786 ext. 1728
352-728-9786 ext. 1724