The Building Department is responsible for inspecting new and active construction related issues to include, construction parking, additions and remodeling structures in accordance with the Florida building codes. Also, issues business license (zoning should be check, the applicant must have appropriate parking for business, and change out of signs must be approved/permitted).
The 2010 Florida Building Codes will take effect on March 15, 2012.
The implementation of the codes will be based on application date.
You may access all Florida Building Code Editions online at www.floridabuilding.org;
or purchase the codes at www.boaf.net or www.iccsafe.org.
Our primary mission is to provide for the
public safety, health, and general welfare in the built environment
through education and enforcement of the building codes, local
ordinances, and state laws. Life safety is our main goal and objective.
The City of Winter Park Building Division
adopted its first code on April 8, 1926, for electrical wiring safety in
building construction. Since then, the division has adopted new codes
as they become available as required by law. Currently, we utilize the
latest edition of the Florida Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Gas
Codes, The Florida Energy Efficiency Code, The Florida Accessibility
Code (ADA), and the National Electric Code. Just as the number and
complexity of codes has changed over the years, so have the functions of
the Building Division. The Building Division is responsible for the
issuance of building permits, demolition permits, building inspections,
Land Development Code zoning review, occupational license issuance,
garage and estate sale permits, and processing applications for
variances through the Board of Adjustment. All plans are routed through
the Building Division for coordination with engineering, utilities,
storm water, fire, parks, police, CRA and planning. The division is
always available to answer questions and work with citizens,
contractors, architects and engineers on a daily basis.
This goal is accomplished by a dedicated
staff of state and nationally certified building officials, plans
examiners, building inspectors, and support personnel. The only national
rating service of building departments, ISO, has classified Winter
Park’s department as a number 2 out of 10. There are only two number 1’s
in the United States. This is a testimony to the quality of services
provided to the citizens and contractors in Winter Park. The staff
actively participates in national, state, and local organizations, such
as the Building Officials Association of Florida, the Florida Building
Commission, and the International Code Council that support the
maintenance and development of building codes.
View all City of Winter Park Ordinances, including the LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE which includes all Zoning categories, on the Municode Web site.