Online Permitting Services

The online permitting service, Community Development (Oracle Public Sector), facilitates processing permit applications from submission to closure, using an online web-based application.   This process replaced the prior paper-dependent process.    


Please click HERE to go to the main webpage for online permitting service where you can register and once live, apply for permit applications.  Any person that will submit a permit application MUST complete the User Registration process.  Additionally, any person that will be affiliated with a permit such as Architects, Engineers, Administrative Staff for a Contractor/Qualifier, Private Provider or even a homeowner for which a permit application is submitted, should also register to take full advantage of application access and other permit searching features.

No paper applications or document submissions will be accepted for applications submitted on/after October 3, 2022 using the online permitting service.  The paper application is NOT required when submitting online permit application; please do not upload this document to your permit application.

Permit Applications/Issued Permits processed prior to October 1, 2022 will remain in paper format and continue processing in the Building Department legacy system, CommunityPLUS, and inspection IVR system.

Effective Until Otherwise Notified: Online Credit Card payment will be deployed on a later date for permits applied for/processed in the online permitting service Community Development. Credit Card payments for permit applications may be made by either: 

  • Charge by Phone:   Call (305)453-8812  During Business Hours 8:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday (except holidays) A staff person will be able to make your credit card payment on permit fees due over the phone. 
  • In person at any of our 5 offices  During Business Hours 8:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday (except holidays) 

Cash/Checks payments are accepted at any office.


  • Submit Agent Authorization Form NOW to Contractor Licensing via email: Contractors that employ Agents to submit permit applications on their behalf MUST submit the Agent Authorization Form, regardless of whether you have previously supplied this document to the Contractor Licensing staff. All Agents on the form must create a registered user account to submit applicaitons on behalf of the contractor
  • Architects, Engineers, and Private Providers MUST obtain Digital Signature from a digital certificate provider for submitted drawings.   Digital certificates are used to digitally sign and seal documents submitted; must adhere to the Florida Administrative Code and Florida Statutes; and must also be of a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) assurance level of three or higher. Certificate authorities we will accept include Identrust, Global Sign, Entrust, and Digicert. Additional certificate authorities may be recognized in the future. NOTE: All licensed professionals will be responsible for verifying that the digital signatures purchased adhere to the requirements of the State of Florida and are utilized in accordance with the guidelines of their respective licensing boards.


An email account has been activated to receive questions and/or issues regarding permit submissions.  This email account is managed by several staff with the goal of replying the same business day.   This email account will provide additional reference in maintaining a published FAQ reference guide maintained on this website page.

General Reference Material for Online Permitting Submissions

Reference materials to assist the public with application submission and processing.

Training Reference Material

Video training materials provided below.

On February 28, 2022, County staff held an overview session of the new Community Development online services.  The public asked questions and answers were provided about how the new permitting system will work, and learned about its benefits, which are expected to include improved permit review timeframes and the ability to submit documents at any time of day or night from the convenience of your home or office.  To view the recording:  MCTV Recording