Building Department

Mr. Charlie Rector,

Community Development Director

Ms. Tracy Kelley,

Administrative Assistant

Mr. Jeff Gerling,

Certified Building Official.

Building Department
Fax (352) 360-6652
Voice (352) 360-6727


    The Building Department provides services in several areas of land use such as annexations, rezoning, subdivisions, site plans and the issuing of building permits. Building permits usually are issued the same day unless plan review is required. To help prevent loss of life and property in commercial buildings, the department coordinates annual fire safety inspections.

Information on FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps and flood zone locations are provided upon request. Occupational licenses are issued for commercial, professional and home occupations that are valid from October 1st through September 30th upon presentation of a current Lake County License.

You must submit in person or mail