Permitting, Plan Review & Inspections

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The Building Division is designed to help Sarasota County property owners, building contractors and permit agents with the permitting process. This includes permitting, plan review, inspections, contractor licensing, and unlicensed/unpermitted enforcement.

There are many functions that the public can access including:


Current Codes

  • 2014 Florida Building Code 5th Edition (Building, Existing Building, Residential)
  • 2011 National Electrical Code
  • 2014 Florida Building Code / Plumbing 5th Edition
  • 2014 Florida Building Code / Mechanical 5th Edition
  • 2014 Florida Building Code / Americans with Disabilities, Fifth Edition
  • 2014 Florida Building Code / Fire Prevention Fifth Edition

For all other codes, visit


Frequent Links

State of FL – Dept of Business & Professional Regulation License Search

Sarasota County Property Appraiser – Real Property Search

State of Florida – Product Approval

FEMA – Flood Elevation Certificates – County Files

Florida Building Codes

Updated Fee Schedule, effective 11/1/16, Resolution 2016-187




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