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Online Building Permit Application Instructions

Online Building Permit Application Instructions


Please pull the property record card from the Lake County Property Appraiser’s web site.  If the mileage group city reads "Leesburg", please proceed with the Online Application Process.  Any address that is "Unincorporated" will need to be processed through Lake County Building Services. All other properties will need to apply at the designated municipality. 

If the address is Within City Limits, Proceed:

    • Each Building and Address requires separate permits. For example:
      • 1) Duplexes with (2) individual addresses or units will require one permit application per address. 
      • 2) A Duplex on the same address will only require 1 permit.
      • 3) A house and a shed on 1 address will require 2 permits.
    • Triplexes and above on a single address are considered Commercial Permits.
    • Subcontractors will need to be added to the permit online or upon arrival at the Building Department.  You may pre-fill out the subcontractor sheet and bring it with you or complete upon your arrival.  All contractors must have up to date license and insurance information to be able to submit an application online.  If this information is not up to date, please contact our office. 

To enhance your online processing experience, we have included access to the building forms that are required when submitting the below permits. Required Forms may be easily accessed.  If you are familiar with permitting in Lake County (Unincorporated), Apply/Pay Permit Portal is almost the same.  If you are not familiar or would like to know the differences between Leesburg Permits and Lake County permits, see the helpful instructions below. 

Step by step instructions Online Permitting Tutorial 

Slide Show instructions of How to Submit Online

Video version of Instructions - (Compliments from our friends of Palm Coast) 
Online Permitting Submittal Requirements

Please NOTE:  Many of the following documents will need to be completed along with the permit application, depending on the scope of the project.   The building permit will be issued and signed for in our office or online by the Contractor of Record or Power of Attorney at 204 N. 5th Street, Leesburg, FL.  

Common Permit Types:

       Commercial & Residential Roofing Permits      

      Commercial & Residential HVAC (Mechanical)

  • Building Permit Application
  • Unit location must be specified under the job description (i.e. wall mounted, roof top, outside slab.)
  • HVAC Certification Form
  • If Gas, provide documentation evidencing new and old BTU's.  If there is a change in BTU's, then a gas schematic is required.
  • If the Rooftop, provide documentation evidencing weight of the new and old units (this information is generally located within the Manufacturer's specifications)
  • AHRI
  • Property Record Card print off from the property appraiser site
  • Recorded and Certified Notice of Commencement if the job exceeds $15,000.00
  • Power of Attorney (if anyone other than the license holder is signing and picking up the permit) 

     Commercial & Residential Hot Water Heater

     Commercial & Residential Windows & Doors (SIZE FOR SIZE ONLY)