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?
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.
IVR – 863-534-6057
Schedule an inspection through the automated system.
Inspections Helpline – 863-534-6708
If the IVR is not allowing you to schedule an inspection
Contractor Licensing – 863-534-6530, ContractorLicensing@polk-county.net
Or to file a contractor complaint
Re-open expired permits – ExpiredPermits@polk-county.net
Request a Certificate of Occupancy – NOCandCO@polk-county.net
Include CO Request and the permit number in the subject line.
Submit Notice of Commencement – NOCandCO@polk-county.net
Include NOC and permit number in the subject line.
Request a search of open or expired permits for a property by emailing a research request form to PermitLienSearch@polk-county.net.