How to Apply for Polk County Building Permits Easily

Planning Permissions How to Apply for Polk County Building Permits Easily

How to Get Polk County Building Permits

Getting a can be complicated, but it shouldn't be. It should be easy to build on your property, but it can be confusing to determine how to get a building permit with all the paperwork.

And it's not just Polk County; other Florida counties and cities can be just as bad; from Palm Beach to Sarasota getting a building permit can be a nightmare. It's even worse in big cities like Los Angeles and Chicago when it really shouldn't be so complicated at all.

This guide will talk about when you need a , how to get a building permit yourself, and why you should rely on DoNotPay to get a permit in no time.

When Is a Building Permit Necessary in Polk County?

"Section 105.1 of the Florida Building Code states that a permit is required to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy or occupant content of a building or structure or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by the technical codes."

How to Get a Building Permit in Polk County

  1. Drop off service for hard copy plans at the Building Division County Administration location only.
  2. Same-day residential walk-through permitting. See below for hours of operation and other details.
  3. Call ahead service for approved hard copy plan pick up is recommended - (863) 534-6535.
  4. Building and Land Development application assistance through the use of one of Polk's four kiosk systems available to the public.

Additional online and remote services:

  • Access to schedule virtual, offline, and onsite inspections.
  • Performing approved virtual/offline inspections as listed on their website.
  • Performing onsite inspections scheduled through the Accela permitting system.
  • Permitting online through the Accela Citizen Portal here.
  • Submittal of digitally signed and sealed plans uploaded through the Accela permitting System.
  • Customer assistance with permitting questions by phone at (863) 534-6080 or by email.
  • For land use and planning-related questions, the Planner-on-Call is available in person or by phone at (863) 534-6084.

There are problems with all these solutions. First, there are so many scenarios in the permit process it can be challenging to figure out precisely what you need to do to get a permit.

Further, you may not have time to go to the office in person, especially since they're only open Mondays through Fridays. Finally, once you figure out how to apply, there are all the fees, and the building permit request form is long and confusing.

DoNotPay makes it easy to get a permit for what you are building and fills the application out for you with just a bit of information.

What Fees Are Associated With Getting a Permit?

For all the fees involved in getting a building permit in Polk County, click here.

How to Get a Building Permit in Polk County With the Help of DoNotPay

DoNotPay takes the pain out of applying for a building permit. We'll find the exact rules of the area of Polk County you're in, fill out the application form, and get you the lowest possible processing fee.

How to apply for a Building Permit Fast in Polk County with DoNotPay:

If you want to apply for a building permit fast in Polk County but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered. Create your own cancellation letter in 6 easy steps:

  1. Go to the Planning Permissions product on DoNotPay.
  2. Choose one of the following options:
    1. Check whether your project needs a building permit or if it's exempt
    2. Generate a permission request letter to send to your HOA
    3. Generate a guide on how to complete the building permit application
  3. Choose the focus of your project (new ADU, pool, shed, fence, etc.) and answer a few questions about your plans, including the size of the structure and estimated cost.

  4. Indicate whether you're hiring a contractor and include the estimated start date and timeline for the project.
  5. Indicate whether any public sidewalk/street space will be used during construction.
  6. And that's it! DoNotPay will help guide you through the building permit process by checking if your project needs a building permit, contacting any HOAs you're a part of to request building permission, or generating detailed instructions on how to start and complete your building permit application process.

Why Use DoNotPay to Get a Building Permit in Polk County

Using DoNotPay takes all the hassle out of getting your building permit.

It’s quickIt'd take you hours to determine the fee structure and fill out the application form. DoNotPay will have it done in no time.
It’s hassle-freeYou don't have to worry about making a trip to the building department. DoNotPay deals with them for you.
It’s provenDoNotPay has helped thousands of people get their building permits and we can help you too.

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