The first step in the Building Permit process is application. With the exception of homeowner permits, that is those for which a homeowner (as opposed to a contractor) is applying with the intent of completing the work themselves, permit applications should be made through iMS. Registered contractors, subcontractors, architects, and engineers can apply for every type of permit through iMS. If you are a contractor but are not yet registered with the City of Lakeland, please contact the Building Inspection Division for assistance.
HOMEOWNERS: Your permitting process also begins with an application, but because you are not a licensed or registered contractor, your application must be submitted in person. Permit applications can be accessed here.