Orange County Division of Building Safety Streamlines Electronic Permitting Process
Requirement for Uploading Notarized “Page Two” Removed– Saving Some 55,000 Sheets of Paper Per Year
Orange County, Fla. – The Orange County Division of Building Safety is set to eliminate the requirement for uploading a signed and notarized copy of “Page Two” of the Permit Application in accordance with Florida Statute 713.135 (7)(b). This change is expected to save some 55,000 sheets of paper per year and can eliminate delays in issuing permits by reducing processing time.
“This process change underscores our commitment to simplify the permit process for our customers, streamline staff review for our staff, and improve sustainability by taking advantage of technology through electronic submittal of applications,” said Tom Allen, Orange County Building Official.
Since early 2023, the Division of Building Safety staff has been working with Orange County’s Business Process Technology team to facilitate this change by integrating the updated requirements in the County’s permitting review software.
Customers will be notified of this change through emailed newsletters, web page content, and in the Fast Track system. In addition, staff will be available to assist customers through the transition. In the rare instance of the acceptance of a paper application, the requirement for notarized signatures will remain in place.