24/7 CDC call center: 800-232-4636.
View county office and event/program updates here.

Important inspection information

All building inspections are scheduled in the order received to fill all available times during the department's operating hours.

Access our online inspection scheduling program here to schedule, re-schedule or cancel your next inspection! This new system allows inspections to be requested up to 30 days in advance.

Next business day inspection requests for driveway and utilities are only available for requests received before 3:30 p.m. on the day before the requested date.

Permit applications accepted via e-plansemail
and in person only.

- Contractors and authorized agents may submit
select applications to
- Homeowners acting as contractors must appear in person to apply for permits.
- Additional help for e-applications may be found here.

Current standards: Florida Building Code sixth edition

The contractor licensing division is responsible for making sure contractors working in Marion County are properly licensed by Marion County and/or the State of Florida. A contractor licensing representative maintains records for the division and a license check is made each time a permit is issued.

Building inspectors and code enforcement officers assist in the field verifying that projects are permitted.

Find listing of all active contractors.

Helpful information:
State-certified contractor requirements to work in Marion County.

State-registered contractor requirements to work in Marion County.

Local exam requirements to test in Marion County.