Building Division

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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.      


 Development Department website Citizen Self-Service portal Link  

Customers must designate a single email address for creating a portal account to receive email notifications about application status updates, invoices and process information.

Application and permit status information, inspection requests and outcomes, fee payments and other information will be available in the portal.

Customers can apply for certain permits and services through the portal.

For step by step instructions on how to register select:  More....






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Office Hours:

Our office hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm.
We apologize for the inconvenience but there is no permitting after 4:30pm

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