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Virtual Inspections Announcement

In our continuing response to the COVID-19 crisis and with the goal of keeping inspectors and the public they serve as safe as possible, the Building Inspection Division will be limiting inspections of occupied residential dwelling units to virtual inspection. Contractors of record who schedule those types of inspections, including window and door replacement, single trade electrical, mechanical and plumbing, etc., will be contacted the morning of the inspection to schedule a time for its virtual completion.

The virtual inspection will involve a video chat via GoTo MeetingTM during which the inspector will instruct the customer (contractor or homeowner) to display the work to be inspected, thereby eliminating the need for the inspector’s physical presence inside the home. It is hoped this new service will add value to the customer experience and extend beyond the current crisis, but at the moment is designed to minimize physical contact for customers and staff.

Additionally, an Affidavit of Compliance can be submitted for select inspection types.

Please contact the Virtual Building Inspection Team for additional assistance.

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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 eplanhelp@lakelandgov.net for assistance or for more information.

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