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.   


Attention Contractors!

As of 5:00pm, today, March 15, 2019, we are no longer using the InCode permitting system, and will be transferring all permit data to our new permitting platform, EnerGov. To complete the data conversion from one system to the other, we will be offline for two days.

DeSoto County Building Department will be offline on March 21 & March 22, 2019. This will affect permit applications, inspections, and plan review. Limited permitting will be available.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your patience during this time.




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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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