Building Safety

Orange County Division of Building Safety Launches Remote Inspections

Orange County Division of Building Safety Launches Remote Inspections

To keep individuals safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Orange County Government’s Division of Building Safety will now offer remote permit inspections to licensed contractors...

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Orange County Government’s Division of Building Safety Launches Economic Incentive to Reduce Permit Costs

In order to spur new construction activity and support efforts to assist our community with economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Orange County Government’s...

Faulty Smoke Alarms “Spark” Fire Safety Program in Orange County

Faulty Smoke Alarms “Spark” Fire Safety Program in Orange County

The National Fire Protection Association reports almost three out of five home fire deaths happened in residences with no smoke alarms or no working...

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Orange County Launches Electronic Master Building Permit Program

Orange County Division of Building Safety has launched a Master Building Permit Program, also known as the Masterfile review process, for residential single-family, two-family...

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Orange County Government Focuses on Training during “Building Safety Month” in May

The month of May is recognized as Building Safety Month by the U.S. Government and other government agencies around the world. Building Safety Month...

A family of five stand alongside Mayor Demings in front of their new Habitat for Humanity house.

Home Sweet Habitat: Builders Blitz Brings Four Families New Affordable Homes

For six years, single mom Anna Noguera lived in a one-room motel with her three children. She was working to save for an apartment...

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Orange County Government Division of Building Safety Supports Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County’s 2019 Builders Blitz

At promptly 7 a.m. Monday morning on Feb. 4, 2019, a horn signaled the beginning of a home build. Within minutes, walls for four...

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Orange County Government Expands Permitting Workspace to Enhance Customer Service

Mayor Teresa Jacobs and leadership from across Orange County Government joined the Division of Building Safety for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the renovation and...

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Orange County Government Launches Online Fence Permitting for Homeowners and Contractors

Orange County Government approves up to 4,000 residential fence permits annually. To efficiently serve this high-demand permit type, the County is now offering homeowners...