The Building and Fire Safety department's core functions include:
Existing occupancy fire safety inspections
New construction building code and fire code enforcement including:
Permitting (see Forms and Checklists)
The department is an ISO Class 2 Building Department placing it in the top 7% of building departments in the State of Florida.
Building and Fire Permits & Inspections
The Building and Fire Safety department provides permitting, plan reviews and inspection services within the City for compliance with the state mandated Florida Fire Prevention and Building Codes. Application of these codes ensures that Altamonte Springs is a sustainable community and that public safety of our citizens and visitors is a priority.
Inspectors are certified and licensed in multi-disciplines for both building trades and fire inspection services.
Permits are required to construct, enlarge, alter, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building. The following types of permits are available online to licensed contractors:
Fire Alarm System - Less than 20 fire alarm initiating / notification devices. Note: This only applies to the addition, relocation, or deletion to an existing system.
Fire Sprinkler System - Less than 30 sprinkler heads. Note: This only applies to the addition, relocation, or deletion to an existing system.
Electrical - Plans have been pre-reviewed under a previously issued building permit.
Stand-Alone Electrical - Not requiring plans.
Mechanical - Plans have been pre-reviewed under a previously issued building permit.
Stand-Alone Mechanical - Not requiring plans.
Plumbing - Plans have been pre-reviewed under a previously issued building permit.
Stand-alone Plumbing - Not requiring plans.
Door & Window Replacement (Same for Same Only)
Note: Fire alarm and fire sprinkler online permits require two sets of as-built drawings to be available on-site for the inspector at the time of inspection. All permits issued by Altamonte Springs are available for permit status research, inspection requests and re-inspection fee payment.
Under Florida Law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact the City by phone or in writing: City of Altamonte Springs | 225 Newburyport Avenue, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 | Phone: (407) 571-8000
Persons with disabilities needing documents in an alternate format should contact (407) 571-8122 (Voice), (407) 571-8126 (TTY) or CityClerk@altamonte.org (Email).