Online Building Permit Applications

Welcome to the City of Oviedo online applications for Building Permits. This service enables citizens and contractors to complete the most common steps in the building permit process online, submit an application, upload contractor information, pay fees, check permit status, schedule inspections and check inspection status.

As of January 3, 2024, all permit types are accepted online and will be assessed a technology fee by the City. 

Starting in early spring 2024, hardcopy/paper documents uploaded or scanned by city staff will be charged $5.00, per page/sheet. All permit applications filed online will not be assessed the *Upload/Scan Fee.


Online Building Permit Applications 

Online Building Permit Payment

Electronic Plan Review

Electronic Signature Requirements 

Applications & Forms

Residential Building Application

Guidelines and Checklist - Please review the permit guidelines and checklist before applying.

Notice of Commencement


  • All new homes within or partially within a special flood hazard area require an elevation certificate.
  • Elevation certificates should only be filled out by a licensed surveyor or professional engineer.
  • The most recent FEMA-published elevation certificate must be used.
  • An elevation certificate can be downloaded from the FEMA website (
  • An elevation certificate must be submitted to the City’s Floodplain Manager for approval before a Certificate of Occupancy is issued for a new or substantially improved structure.

Elevation Certificate

For floodplain information please contact:
Amanda Kortus, CFM

Owner Builder

The owner-builder affidavit shall be filled out in person by the owner at City Hall Annex Building - 320 Alexandria Blvd. Oviedo FL.

If applying for a building permit application online, the owner-builder certification acknowledgment form is required.

Owner-Builder Warning

Pulling Owner/Builder Permits is Risky Business!

If you do not intend to do the work yourself and have been asked by someone without a contractor’s license to pull the permit, you are at risk of financial harm both by penalty and injury.

Chapter 489.103 (7), Florida Statutes:  Owners of property must supervise the work being performed. Any person working on your building who is not licensed must be employed by you, which means that you must deduct F.I.C.A. and withholding tax and provide workers' compensation for that employee.

Without workers’ compensation insurance, you could be held liable for injuries received on your property. Typically, your homeowners’ insurance policy will not honor your claim if the work being performed requires a licensed contractor. You could end up responsible for thousands of dollars of medical bills.

Not only is it dangerous, but it's also a crime.

Chapter 455.227, Florida Statutes: Any person who knowingly aids, assists, procures, employs, or advises an unlicensed individual can be charged with a first-degree misdemeanor and may face fines of up to $5,000 for each offense. 

For more information, speak with your local building department before you apply for a permit or contact the Department of Business and Professional Regulation at 850.487.1395 or online at


*The Upload/Scan Fee is a fee that applies to every hardcopy/paper that will need to be uploaded or scanned by City equipment at the Building Division located at 320 Alexandria Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765.