Building Safety Month (May 2017)

Please join us Wednesday, May 24 from 9-11 a.m. as Arlene Stewart (President of AZS Consulting Inc.) will be providing 2 hours of training on the following topics:

  • Window Basics For Energy Code Compliance
  • 2014 What Do I Need To Know To Pass The Blower Door Test According To The FBC Advanced 5th Edition?

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Please note: As of June 30, 2015, the Fifth Edition of the Florida Building Code and the 2011 National Electric Code are in effect. On July 8, 2016, revisions to the Florida Building Code became effective. Click here to see these revisions. Winter Park Administrative and Technical Amendments to the Florida Building Code are in Ordinance 3007-15.

Click here for comparisons of the Fifth Edition to the 2010 Florida Building Code. For more information on the Fifth Edition of the Florida Building Code, please visit For further questions, please contact 407-599-3237.

Residential Building & Zoning Standards Open Forum Presentation

The Building & Permitting Services 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). You may access all Florida Building Code Editions online at or purchase the codes at or 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 & Permitting Services Department adopted its first code on April 8, 1926, for electrical wiring safety in building construction. Since then, the department 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 & Permitting Services Department. The department 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 department for coordination with engineering, utilities, storm water, fire, parks, police, CRA and planning. The department 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 Website