To help slow the spread of the coronavirus, the Building and Zoning Office has reduced public office hours. Until further notice, the office will be open to the public during these hours:
Florida Fire Prevention Code (FFPC) Permits:
If you are applying for a commercial construction building permit, you may also be required to apply for a FFPC Fire Permit, based on the activity or operations your project will perform or support. For information regarding the requirements or answers to specific questions, you should contact Volusia County Fire Safety at 386-736-5940 or click here to visit their website. Additional fees will apply.
The Building and Code Administration Division is composed of five major activities: Code Compliance, Permit Center, Building Code Administration, Contractor Licensing, and Business Process and Technology.
The Code Compliance activity investigates complaints of potential county ordinance violations and performs code-related inspections.
The Permit Center activity processes all building permit applications from intake to issuance and scans all documents and plans for records retention.
The Building Code Administration activity reviews building plans for compliance to county, state, and federal codes, inspects construction for consistency with the approved plans, and provides flood zone information. For individual property inquiries within the unincorporated county, email your request to CountyFloodZoneInquiries@volusia.org.
Questions about plan review or inspections?
Email Building@volusia.org or call (386) 626-6591
The Contractor Licensing activity administers a county-wide database of contractors, issues competency cards and listings, and investigates complaints of unlicensed activity.
The Business Process and Technology activity works to optimize business process flows; provides technical support for the department's database, public portal and other software applications; and interprets analytics to ensure managment has reliable data. The County’s online permitting system, Connect Live, is managed by this activity.