In a concerted effort to expedite the issuance of permits during post-Hurricane Irma restoration efforts, the City of Lakeland's Building Inspection Division will have increased administrative staff for processing of both walk-in and online permit applications, and will expand office hours to handle increased volume if necessary. The online permitting application eTRAKiT has been modified to allow application by homeowners for over the counter type permits such as roof repair/replacement, door/window replacement, mechanical (air conditioner) and plumbing repairs, as well as fence repair/replacement.
Inspection hours may also be extended to include evenings and weekends, and part-time or contract inspectors may be employed to handle the increased inspection load that is anticipated. The City of Lakeland will accept affidavits from contractors for reroof inspections, and this may be expanded provided the affidavit is submitted by a Florida licensed architect or engineer. Please click the link below for additional information regarding permit requirements, what does and does not require a permit, and important information regarding unlicensed contracting.
The Building Inspection Division is committed to helping our community recover from this terrible natural disaster, and to making the permit process as simple and convenient as possible. Please direct any and all questions to the Permit Center at 863.834.6012 or by email to Building Inspection. Thank you.
Many business were adversely impacted by Hurricane Irma, including damage to or loss of their ground signage. To mitigate that impact, the City of Lakeland is temporarily extending the same temporary sign provisions currently in place for grand opening signs to those businesses that lost ground signage as a result of the storm. In short, a single, unlighted ground sign constructed of rigid materials, not larger than 32 square feet or 8 feet in height, may be installed on the business premises (not in the public right-of-way) until the damaged ground sign is repaired or replaced, or until January 1, 2018, whichever occurs sooner. No permit is required for this temporary signage.
In order to serve you better, ePlan is now the exclusive method for plans submission, review and approval.
Paper plans for site plans and permits requiring signed and sealed drawings are no longer being accepted.
Staff is dedicated to helping you make the transition smooth. Group and one-on-one training is available free of charge.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance or for more information.