Direct email addresses reduce delays (as of Nov. 1, 2017)
Email subject example: 1245 SE 999 St. Road-Plumbing permit residential
Use for these over-the-counter permits only:

or service changeout
<800 AMP
Solar pool heater
Garage door Plumbing
Subsurface grouting
or underpinning
Hurricane shutters
(commercial/residential) (as of Oct. 9, 2017)
Email subject example: Permit# 2017000000-NOC-escrow deposit acct# 0000
*Be sure to include the escrow account number.
Use to submit documents including and similar to:

Notice of commencements
 Power of attorney
Escrow deposits   
 Permit extension requests
This email was deactivated on Nov. 1, 2017. (as of Nov. 1, 2017)
Email subject example: 1245 SE 999 St. Road-Single-family residence
Use to submitting permit applications via the ePlans system. (as of Nov. 1, 2017)
Email subject example: Permit# 2017000000-blower door test
Use this email address to submit:
- Blower door test results
- Responses to reviewers
- Soil bearing test results
- Termite treatment records

Important inspection information

All building inspections will be 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 business days in advance.

Effective July 1, 2018:
- The automated inspection request system (AIRS) phase-out will be complete in lieu of the online scheduler.
- Inspection scheduling request cut-off times change from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Next business day inspection requests for driveway and utilities will only be available for requests received prior to 3:30 p.m. prior to the requested date.

Important notices:

Permits no longer accepted via:

Fax: June 1, 2017
Standard mail/delivery service: Aug. 1, 2017
Drop-off box: Aug. 14, 2017
For quickest response, submit permit applications via e-plans or email.           

Contractors and authorized agents may submit specific permit applications to
Homeowners acting as a contractor must appear in person to apply for permits.

Each permit type has specific application and approval requirements.

1. Use the applicable building permit checklist 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 email, submit a credit card request form to the permitting office.
*Please do not send cash via mail.

For contractors with escrow accounts:
Building permit application packets which do not include plans are accepted during operating hours via email - Building permit application packets containing plans are accepted during operating hours, via mail and electronically using ePlans.

Permit tips:
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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