Growth and Resource Management
Mission: The Growth and Resource Management Department exists to facilitate sustainable, safely built communities and conserve natural resources by providing excellent customer service through proactive outreach, cooperative policies, and efficient process.
All commercial and residential building, planning and environmental applications are online and can be submitted electronically.
Connect Live is the county’s online application and information source for growth management. Anyone can research properties, contractors and permits, or even submit a code violation complaint. Licensed contractors can apply for building permits while other users can submit applications that do not require a contractor. All registered users can check the status of their applications, make payments, and schedule inspections. See what you can do on-line with Connect Live!
On Dec. 6, 2012, the County Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2012-155 supporting Central Florida's "Open for Business" initiative to promote business climate, great service, job creation and business investment by streamlining the permitting process and other action steps.