Building Department Monthly Reports


  • Issue Building Permits
  • Evaluate site plan submittals
  • Investigate minimum housing violations and complaints
  • Ensures new construction and renovation projects compliance with current building code
  • Answer questions and concerns of the public regarding construction and renovation

Documents & Forms

Frequently Asked Questions

Building Permits

Any individual or entity, who intends to construct a new structure, install a mobile home, add a fence or enlarge, alter, move, demolish or repair a presently existing building, structure or mobile home shall first obtain a building permit.
An individual who intends to erect a sign of any description, install fire extinguishing equipment, elevators, engines, steam boilers, furnaces, incinerators or other heat-producing apparatuses on real property or any structure located on real property shall first obtain a building permit therefore for such installation.
The Permit Application can be downloaded from this hyperlink: Building Permit Application

Generally a permit usually costs $25.00 for the first $1,000 of construction and $5.00 additional for every additional $1,000 of construction costs. This is in addition to the administration fee and any other fees which may occur for new construction. Normally a permit for $1,000 worth of construction will be $50.

Once the application is submitted is normally takes about two business days. If your contractor is not registered to work in the City the permit can be held until they complete registration. Permits submitted with drawings for review will not be completed until a review of the submittals has taken place.

The Application for this can be downloaded at this blue hyperlink: Building Permit Application

If you’re unsure it is best to check. Just give us a call at (863) 984-8423 or drop us an e-mail.

By State law all permit fees are doubled. The City has also adopted a $1,000.00 fine for contractors or $250.00 for home owners doing their own work without a permit. The Code Enforcement Special Magistrate will review all such fines following the receipt of a written request from the property owner(s). The owner will then be notified of their hearing date via a Notice to Appear from the Code Enforcement Section.

Contact Information

Kathy Delp
Development Services Director

Kelly Downing
Administrative Assistant

123 Broadway Blvd SE
Polk City, FL 33868

Ph: 863-984-1375 ext 231
Fx: 863-984-2334

Related Links

Polk County Impact Fees