Building Division

Online Permitting & Contractor Information:

As of December 31st, 2023,  at 12:01 am,  the state of Florida along with Citrus County will be adopting and enforcing the 8th Edition 2023 Florida Building Code, which includes the 2020 National Electrical Code. All permit applications received on or after December 31, 2023 are required to have design and engineering based on the 8th Edition of the Florida Building Code and 2020 NEC.

Permitting Portal FAQs

Permitting Portal


Apply for permits and planning applications, schedule inspections, and view results from inspections.
Search For A Permit/ Contractor 


Access real-time building permit and application information. Search by permit number, contractor, contractor's trade, subdivision, or address.

Revised Floodplain Ordinance

How We Ensure The Health, Safety, and Welfare of Citizens of Citrus County...

  • Administer the Florida Building Code
  • Administer the Flood Plain Ordinance
  • Residential & Non-Residential Permitting
  • Construction Plan Review
  • Schedule Construction Inspections
  • Conduct Emergency Inspections
  • Conduct Flood Review
  • Damage Assessment
  • Grant Mitigation
  • Compliance Assistance
Our mission is to provide the highest level of customer service for the citizens of Citrus County, while administering and enforcing all building and related codes, in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

To submit open records research requests or request land use/zoning verification letters, create an Orange Data account. Please call 407-965-4245 or email for assistance.

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Samuel Acosta


Citrus County Building Division
3600 W. Sovereign Path, Suite 111
Lecanto, FL 34461

Phone: (352) 527-5310 (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
(Calls to the building department are recorded for quality assurance purposes.)

Permitting Email:
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Office Hours:
Monday - Friday | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Online Portal is available 24hrs a day