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Administration Building - Community Development Department
 
Hours
M-Th: 7:30AM - 5:00PM; Fri: 9:00AM-5:00PM
 
Phone
(407) 742-0200
 
Address
1 Courthouse Square,
Suite 1400
Kissimmee, FL 34741

Community Development

Coronavirus Notice

Updated 4/9/2020

COVID-19 CUSTOMER CARE, MODIFIED SERVICES

The Osceola County Building Office is committed to providing support and the best customer service during these challenging times. Our offices our currently closed to the public in order to reduce the potential spread of Coronavirus. Though we enjoy working with you in person for now we ask that you conduct permitting online at permits.osceola.org or email applications and documents to permitting@osceola.org. If there is a need to deliver hard-copy documents (plans, benchmarks, elevation certificates, checks, etc...) to the Community Development Department, there is a drop box available at the entrance of the Administration Building.

LICENSED CONTRACTORS

Licensed Contractors are exempt from the Stay at Home Executive order. Here are the services being provided at this time:

  • On-line permit applications and on-line inspection request.
  • Plans review is ongoing without any changes (submission via online or dropbox at Administration Building)
  • Inspectors are working from the field and using our "Inspector App"
  • In home inspections are now completed by a "live video" through Microsoft Teams 
 

DRC MEETINGS/PRE-CONSTRUCTION MEETINGS

Development Review Committee meetings are still scheduled for the first and third Wednesdays of the month.  In the interest of continuing to maintain safety and health, meetings are being held via remote video.  The first full video meeting was held this past Wednesday, April 1, and had minimal technical difficulties.   Pre-Construction meetings are also being held via remote video.  Staff will be happy to assist applicants as necessary for a successful meeting.
 

PUBLIC HEARINGS
PLANNING COMMISSION & BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

In light of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, steps are required to protect the health of the public while still ensuring continuity of County business. Per the Office of the Governor, Executive Order #20-69, Board of County Commissioners’ meetings are permitted telephonically. While the physical location of the meeting is noted, members of the public will only be allowed to participate telephonically. No entry to the building will be permitted.

If you want to provide public comment on an item that is on the Agenda, please go to the County Meetings page to pre-register.

The County is also exploring the use of virtual technology for these public hearings to provide enhanced safety while allowing public access.  All Agendas and schedules can be found on the County Meeting page.

FOLLOWING THE GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR SAFETY

As potential exposure to the Coronavirus ramps up in Florida, the Community Development Department has issued a Policy Determination for our Inspectors and Customers to follow so we can remain consistent with the General Guidelines established by the President.  Generally, the Policy focuses on communication and the need for social distancing for the times the Inspectors are on the property. Read the Infectious Disease Protection Policy Determination #BLDG20-01 here.

Thank you for your cooperation as we work together to keep our County healthy. Although we have modified some of our services,  Community Development will remain open to support our Citizens and Contractors through these challenging times. If you have any questions or suggestions please call (407) 742-0200. 

COVID-19 ATENCION AL CLIENTE, SERVICIOS MODIFICADOS

La Oficina de Construcción del Condado de Osceola se compromete a proveer apoyo y el mejor servicio al cliente durante estos tiempos de dificultad. Nuestras oficinas están actualmente cerradas al público para reducir la posible propagación del Coronavirus. Aunque nos gusta trabajar contigo en persona, por ahora le pedimos que utilice permisos por línea a través de permits.osceola.org o envié sus aplicaciones y documentos al correo electrónico a permitting@osceola.org. Si hay necesidad de entregar documentos físicos como planos, referencias, certificados de elevación, cheques, etc.  a nuestro Departamento de Desarrollo a la Comunidad, hay una caja depositante disponible a la entrada del edificio Administrativo.

CONTRATISTAS CON LICENCIA

Contratistas con licencia están exentos de la orden Ejecutiva de “Quedarse en su Casa”. Aquí están los servicios que se proveerán durante este tiempo:

  • Aplicaciones para permisos y Solicitud de Inspecciones por línea
  • Revisión de Planos sigue sin cambios en el proceso normal (puede someter por línea o caja depositante en el edificio Administrativo)
  • Nuestros Inspectores están trabajando remotamente y utilizando nuestra aplicación digital para llevar a cabo las Inspecciones pautadas
  • Inspecciones adentro de las casas ahora serán a través de una llamada por video

REUNIONES PRE-CONSTRUCCION Y REVISION DE DESARROLLO

Las reuniones del Comité del Departamento de Revisión de Desarrollos siguen pautados para el 1er y 3er miércoles del mes. Para mantener seguridad y salud, las reuniones se están llevando a cabo a través de video. La primera reunión completa por video fue este pasado miércoles 1ro de abril y tuvimos mínimas dificultades técnicas. Las reuniones de Pre-Construcción también se están haciendo por video. Nuestro personal se complacerá en asistir a los solicitantes cuanto sea necesario para tener una reunión exitosa.

VISTAS PUBLICA

COMISION DE PLANIFICACION Y JUNTA DE COMISIONADOS DEL CONDADO

A causa del Coronavirus (COVID-19), se requiere pasos para asegurar la salud del público mientras que todavía aseguramos la continuidad de los asuntos del Condado. Por la oficina del Gobernador y la Orden Ejecutiva #20-69, las reuniones de la Junta de Comisionados serán permitidas telefónicamente. Aunque la dirección física  del sitio de reunión está publicada, les será permitido a los miembros del público la participación telefónica. No será permitido la entrada al edificio.

Si desea proveer comentarios públicos para algún asunto en la Agenda, por favor visite la página County Meetings para pre registrar.

Toda las agendas e itinerarios se pueden encontrar en www.osceola.org/about-osceola-county/county-meetings/

SIGUIENDO LAS GUIAS GENERALES DE SEGURIDAD

A medida que aumenta la exposición potencial al Coronavirus en Florida, el Departamento de Desarrollo a la Comunidad ha emitido una póliza para que nuestros inspectores y clientes puedan seguir, y así mantener consistencia con las guías generales establecidas por el Presidente de los E.U. Por lo general, esta póliza se enfoca en la comunicación y la necesidad de distanciamiento social durante las horas en que un inspector está en una propiedad.  Dicha póliza se puede encontrar aquí: 
www.osceola.org/core/fileparse.php/2731/urlt/040720_Policy-Determination-BLDG20-01-Infectious-Disease-Protection-Policy-ADA.pdf

Gracias por su cooperación mientras trabajamos juntos para mantener nuestro condado saludable. Aunque hemos modificado algunos de nuestros servicios, las oficinas de Desarrollo a la Comunidad permanecerán abiertas para apoyar a los ciudadanos y contratistas durante estos tiempos dificultosos. Si tiene alguna pregunta o sugerencias por favor llame al 407-742-0200.


Building

The Building Office protects the health and safety of the public by administrating and enforcing various building codes and technical standards while preparing for the future growth of Osceola County. We strive to provide the best possible building permit service to our citizens and builders.

Code Enforcement

Osceola County Code Enforcement exists to protect public health, safety and welfare, by enforcement and education of County Codes, Land Use Regulations and various Statutes. The department strives to achieve voluntary compliance while establishing a working partnership with the citizens of Osceola County and other government agencies

Community Resources

The mission of Osceola County Community Resources is to protect, enhance and preserve the county’s natural, recreational and cultural resources, through conservation, education, and management, for present and future generations.

Development Review

The Development Review Department exists to offer assistance to citizens, property owners, developers, and design professionals by providing technical expertise and support throughout the entire process of all development applications, review and approval, as well as construction of infrastructure improvements within Osceola County unincorporated areas. The process includes direct interaction with all reviewing staff in a round table forum called the Technical Review Committee (TRC), which provides the applicant opportunities to ask and receive clarification on issues of concern associated with the development.

Planning and Design

The Planning and Design Office provides planning and community development services that guide the development of Osceola County. These services ensure the orderly growth and development of the County and that all land development is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan.

Zoning

The Zoning Department manages orderly growth and development through administration of the Osceola County Land Development Code to ensure compliance with the Osceola County Comprehensive Plan and enforcement of various County codes and ordinances.