Important inspection information:

Building Safety Email Address Updates – As of November 1, 2017 this email address will accept over-the-counter permits only. Those permits are specifically: Commercial/Residential Reroof, Commercial/Residential window & door change-out size for size, Residential A/C, Residential fireplace/chimney, Residential garage door, Residential hurricane shutters, Residential irrigation, Residential passive solar pool heater, Residential plumbing, Residential Electric (or Service Change under 800 AMP out), Commercial/Residential subsurface grouting or underpinning.

Email Subject line example: 1245 SE 999 St Rd – Plumbing permit residential – As of October 9, 2017 this is the correct email address to submit all NOC’s, Deeds, Power of Attorneys, Escrow Deposits, Permit Extensions, and Similar Documents.

Email Subject line example: Permits # 2017000000 – NOC

                                                Escrow Deposit acct # 0000 (Escrow Account #) – As of November 1, 2017 this email address will be deactivated. – As of November 1, 2017 this is the correct email address for submitting permit applications through the process for ePlans.

Email Subject line example: 1245 SE 999 St Rd – Single family residence – As of November 1, 2017 this is the correct email address to submit missing documents, blower door tests, soil bearing tests, termite treatments, response to reviewers comments, revisions, and modifications.

Email Subject line example: Permits # 2017000000 – blower door test

All building inspections will be scheduled in the order requests are received.  When an inspection date is full, new inspection requests will be scheduled for the next available inspection date.  To schedule inspections please call our office at 352-438-2477.

Driveway and Utility Inspection requests must be received by 3:30 p.m. prior to the requested date to be eligible for Next Business Day Inspection scheduling. All requests received after 3:30 p.m. will be scheduled at least two days from receipt.

Important notices:
  > Click here to view fee rates; effective as of July 2015.
 > Click here for information on the new lien search fees.
 > Effective August 1, 2017, Marion County Building Safety will no longer accept mailed in permit applications. 


Each permit type has specific application requirements and approval processes.

1. Use the building permit checklists to determine if your application requires additional forms and for permit-specific directions.
2. Complete the building permit application.
3. Submit your building permit application packet.
All permit applications must include the required deposit fee. Fees may be paid by: cash, escrow account fund, checks (payable to Marion County BOCC) or credit cards. To make a credit card payment by fax, telephone or email, submit a credit card request form to the permitting office. Please do not send cash in the mail.

Attention contractors with escrow accounts:
Our office accepts building permit application packets that do not include plans during operating hours via mail or fax. Building permit application packets containing plans are accepted during operating hours, via mail and electronically using ePlans.

Permit notes:
Permit application packets are processed in the order in which they are received. Missing required documents or other information will cause delays in the approval process.

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