If you build it, they will come. But before you do, make sure to get the proper permits through Polk County Building’s Division.
Do I Need a Permit?
Steps to Permitting
The division is the clearinghouse for permits in the unincorporated parts of the county. It permits and inspects new construction, remodels, additions, repairs, demolitions, mobile home set ups, signs and other structures. The division also ensures that contractors who get permits from the county are properly registered and have insurance and meet other requirements. In addition, the division investigates complaints against locally-licensed contractors.
Permit Tech on Call – 863-534-6080 (Option 5 on the menu)
Permitting process or requirements inquiries.
Planner on Call – Web Page
Land Development regulations inquiries.
Cashier – 863-534-6535
Pay permitting fees by phone or add funds to an escrow account.
Inspections Helpline – 863-534-6708
Contractor Licensing – 863-534-6530, ContractorLicensing@polk-county.net
For licensing questions or to file a contractor complaint.
Re-open expired permits – ExpiredPermits@polk-county.net
Request a search of open or expired permits for a property by emailing a research request form to PermitLienSearch@polk-county.net.