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City of Lake Mary Permits

To view license requirements, definition, exams, books, and classes, please visit Seminole County.


Under each permit, they have the requirements needed to fill out when applying.

For more information regarding the permit fees, please visit the Schedule of Building Permit Fees.


  • What type of sign
  • Square footage
  • Property owners name
  • State licnese number


  • Mortgage Lender Name & Address
  • State License Number
  • property will require a site plan review and approval by the City prior to issuance of a Building Permit
  • A notarized Letter of Authorization must be submitted


  • State Lincese Number
  • Project Name
  • Project Number
  • Commercial
  • Residential


  • Building Permit Application, signed, and notarized. Include contact person with email address and phone numbers
  • Copy of State Contractor’s License(s) Occupational License, Workers' Compensation Insurance, and General Liability with City of Lake Mary as certificate holder
  • Power of Attorney (if other than the license holder) must be officer or direct employee of license holder
  • Copy of Contract or proposal
  • Notice of Commencement recorded with Seminole County
  • Two (2) sets of Site Plans or Surveys for Residential, and three (3) sets for Commercial, indicating existing conditions and proposed work
  • Two (2) sets of building plans for Residential, and three (3) sets for Commercial, (maximum size 30”x 42”) signed and sealed by a Florida Design Professional
  • Minimum plan review criteria shall be based upon information as outlined in Chapter 1 of the currently adopted FBC.
  • Septic Tank Permit
  • Two Elevation Certificates
  • Current State of Florida Energy Efficiency forms for Residential
  • Product Approval Specification Sheet
  • Homeowner and Commercial property owners obtaining Owner/Builder permit

Change of General Contractor

A new building permit application is required for a change of contractor. A new recorded notice of commencement is required.

  • Permit Number
  • Owner’s Name
  • New Contractor’s
  • New Contractor’s Phone Number

Building Work Not Requiring a Permit

The City of Lake Mary does not issue permits for the following types of building work:

  • Painting
  • Replacing/repairing or maintaining built-in appliances
  • Maintenance/repair of a fence involving panel change only
  • Landscape walls 2’ or less in height and not falling within the angle of repose for a structure
  • Floorcovering
  • Wallpaper
  • Kitchen and bathroom cabinets
  • Replacing interior doors of the same size and type in existing structures (any structural changes must be permitted)
  • Adding additional insulation in existing structures
  • Installation/modification of interior finishes in one and two-family detached dwelling units
  • Siding modifications of less than one hundred (100) square feet
  • Gutters and down spouts
  • Temporary real estate or construction signs 6 square feet or less
  • Re-roofing for an area 100 square feet (one square) or less in existing structures
  • Optical fiber cable
  • Installations, including associated lighting, under the exclusive control of electric utilities for the purpose of communications, metering, generation or distribution of electrical energy
  • Installation and modifications of cable television equipment
  • Public utility natural gas piping
  • Replacement of existing fixtures
  • Portable heating, ventilation equipment or cooling vents
  • Temporary storage trailers “PODS” in place for less than 72 hours on a residential property or placed on commercial property that does not have an active permit