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Frequently asked questions

Subdivision review

Q. Where do I get applications needed for the development process, and subdivision exemption applications? What are the fees for these applications? Is there a standard form stating the procedures to follow?
A.
These applications and procedures, along with the fee schedule can be obtained online or from Land Development located at:
123 W. Indiana Ave., Room 202
DeLand, FL 32720
Telephone: 386-736-5942

Use permits, culverts, right-of-way

Q. Do I need a permit to install a culvert?
A.
Yes, you will need a use permit for any work done in the County right-of-way. An application may be obtained here.

Q. Is there a list of requirements you can send me on doing work in the county right-of-way?
A.
The Use Permit Ordinance is provided here.

Q. The culvert under my driveway is caving in. Will the county replace it?
A.
If you're on a county-maintained road, contact the Road and Bridge office. In the DeLand area, call 386-822-6422. In DeBary, Deltona or Osteen, call 407-668-4745. In the New Smyrna Beach area, call 386-424-2925, and in the Daytona Beach area, call 386-239-6535.

Q. High, overgrown bushes in the right-of-way are blocking the view of roadway. Who can help?
A.
If you're on a county-maintained road, contact the Road and Bridge office. In the DeLand area, call 386-822-6422. In DeBary, Deltona or Osteen, call 407-668-4745. In the New Smyrna Beach area, call 386-424-2925. In the Daytona Beach area, call 386-239-6535.

Q. Our driveway and yard are being flooded from stormwater and it seems to be caused by a stopped-up culvert, storm drain, or lack of drain on the road. Who can help alleviate problem?
A.
If you're on a county-maintained road, contact the Road and Bridge office. In the DeLand area, call 386-822-6422. In DeBary, Deltona or Osteen, call 407-668-4745. In the New Smyrna Beach area, call 386-424-2925 and in the Daytona Beach area, call 386-239-6535.
For Zoning or Code Compliance complaints click here

Miscellaneous

Q. I need a date of subdivision for a septic tank permit application. Who do I call?
A.
If parcel is in an unrecorded subdivision or is just acreage, call 386-736-5926 to get the date the parcel was divided. If it is in a recorded subdivision, call 386-736-5967, ext. 12272, for subdivision date.

Q. Can I put up a brick mailbox? What are Volusia County's requirements for mailboxes?
A.
Brick mailboxes or any solid structure mailbox that does not conform to the following standards is considered illegal. The type of supports that are acceptable are:

Wood posts: 4 " diameter if round; 4" x 4" if rectangular
Metal pipes: 2" inside diameter (maximum) standard steel, or aluminum.
Number of supports: Use only one support for one box or group boxes.

For more information, contact Development Engineering at 386-736-5926 in Deland or email your request to smartin@co.volusia.fl.us

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