Building & Permitting Services

Effective August 12, 2020: Amended hours for construction noise
Please access the amended hours for construction noise notice pertaining to Chapter 62. DIVISION 2. – NOISE AND DISTURBANCE CONTROL, as it may pertain to your construction project.

PLEASE NOTE: As of March 1, 2022, the plan review fee will be assessed in advance and payment must be made at time of permit application by accessing the Permitting Self Service Portal. This fee is applicable to all construction valuations over $4,000 and is calculated as 50% of the building permit fee. This fee is located on page 6 of the Fee Schedule. Please also note that this is not a new fee – the only difference is when the fee is being collected.

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 Building & Permitting Services Department is responsible for inspecting new and active construction related issues, construction parking, additions and remodeling structures in accordance with the Florida building codes, as well as issues pertaining to business licenses (zoning should be checked, 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 at or purchase the codes at or

Fence Guidelines

As of December 31, 2020, the 7th Edition of the Florida Building Codes will go into effect. These codes can be accessed via the ICC Digital Codes website.

Also, the 2017 National Electrical Code will go into effect December 31, 2020. Information about the code can be accessed via the National Fire Protection Association website.

Please note that all master plans approved under the 6th Edition (2017) Florida Building Codes will expire on December 31, 2020 and cannot be used for further permitting. New master plans in compliance with the 7th Edition (2020) Florida Building Codes will need to be submitted for review and approval before being used.

For further questions, please contact 407-599-3237.

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Contact Information

Building & Permitting Services

Fax Line

Automated Inspection Line

Contractor Registration &
Pre-review Meetings

Hours of Operation

Office: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Permitting: 8 a.m to 4 p.m.

Ashley Ong

Assistant Building Official

Ken Whittle

Chief Building Inspector

Theresa Dunkle

Code Analyst/Inspector

Renata Minoga

Building & Permitting Manager

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.

View the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code (Updated every three years.)

Our Vision

Winter Park is the city of arts and culture, cherishing its traditional scale and charm while building a healthy and sustainable future for all generations.