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Building Department

Mission Statement:

It is the mission at the DeSoto County Building Department to promote life safety, health and welfare of the county’s residents and visitors by ensuring that construction projects comply with the minimum intent of the codes, and the use of all buildings and structures provide for safety within DeSoto County. We are responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Florida Building Code and the National Electrical Code. We will provide polite, prompt, and professional service for our community. We will demonstrate honesty, integrity and fairness in all aspects of our responsibilities. We will constantly strive for excellence in our ethical conduct while performing plan review, field inspections, and permitting for all residential, commercial and industrial construction within DeSoto County.

Office Hours:

Our office hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm. We close for lunch from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.
We apologize for the inconvenience but there is no permitting after 4:30pm
 
Link to Significant Changes to the Florida Building Code
5th Edition (2014) & 2011 National Electrical Code presentation

Additional Department Pages

Contacts

Lester Hornbake
Building Department Director
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Ph:   (863) 993-4811
Fax:  (863) 993-4815

Second Floor, Administration Building
201 E Oak Street | Suite 204
Arcadia | Florida | 34266
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Ashley Taylor
Office Manager
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Ph:   (863) 993-4811
Fax:  (863) 993-4815

Second Floor, Administration Building
201 E Oak Street | Suite 204
Arcadia | Florida | 34266
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