Residential Permitting Process

For a new home or Adding an addition to an existing home:

  1. Customer Submits Building Application Package
    1. The customer submits a complete application package and the application fee to the Building Division permit counter or files electronically through the Contractor Portal. For information on how to prepare an application package, please refer to the Citrus County Residential Application Checklist.

  2. Staff Reviews For Completeness
    1. Staff reviews the submittal for completeness. Within three business days staff will contact the customer if additional information is needed. The customer will be asked to provide the information and return the submittal for review. Once a submittal is found complete, the plans are routed for review.

  3. Building/Site Plans Reviewed
    1. Staff reviews the plans for adherence with codes. Within seven business days staff will contact the customer to make corrections, if needed, and re-submit for review. Once the plans are approved the customer will be notified that the plans are ready for issuance of a building permit.

  4. Building/Site Plans Approved - Permit Issued
    1. The customer pays for the permit fees and the building permit is issued.

  5. Construction Activity
    1. The customer must post the permit card and have a set of approved plans available at the site. All work must take place in accordance with the approved plans.

  6. Inspection Review
    1. The customer is responsible for contacting the Building Division at 352-527-5266 to schedule inspections.  For more information, please refer to the Inspection Guide Sheet.

  7. Certificate of Occupancy Issued
    1. The Building Division will issue the Certificate of Occupancy once all required inspections have passed and any outstanding fees have been paid.


You are now ready to enjoy your new home!





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