Building in North Port Florida:

What steps do I need to take, to build in North Port?

  1. START BY GETTING YOUR PLANS REVIEWED

    The Building Division staff will review your plans to make sure that you're in code compliance for setbacks, wiring, plumbing, truss design and other requirements before they will approve your plans. They will read your blue prints, site plans and landscaping plans for conformance with city, state and national codes. Staff will work closely with your builder (or you if you’re doing the building yourself) during the permitting process to ensure compliance with building and zoning codes. Read Permitting then Click here for Contact Numbers

  2. Commercial Permit Applications:

    You must call and make an appointment for submitting commercial permit applications: Call 941-429-7044.

  3. RESIDENTIAL PERMITTING

    Permitting is where you submit your permit applications and all other forms to the Building Division. All forms necessary to satisfy the requirements of construction codes go through permitting. Contact Permitting to confirm required applications & forms for code compliance.

    What information is needed to obtain a building permit?

    You will always need the parcel ID number and your Lot, Block & Addition numbers. You can get this information from your tax bill, or by calling the Sarasota County Property Appraiser's Office at 941-861-8200.

  4. You will also need your completed building permit application. Application Forms for Permits are available online here: PERMIT APPLICATION FORMS, or in person at:

    North Port Building Division
    North Port City Hall

    4970 City Hall Blvd., First Floor
    North Port, FL 34286

    Phone: 941-429-7044
    Fax: 941-429-7180


    Per the Building Department: IMPORTANT: The builder who does the work obtains the permit. If someone offers to do work for you but does not want to pull the permit, that person probably is not licensed. You will then be responsible for the work. In each and every case, whoever pulls the permit is responsible for the work.

  5. INSPECTIONS:

    Inspectors assure compliance with the current codes by physically going to the site to confirm structural integrity of the building. Specialized inspectors perform detailed review of various systems, such as the air conditioning, electrical wiring and plumbing.

    Mechanical HVAC Inspections by Skype:
    For more information about how to schedule a Skype inspection in lieu of a traditional inspection, click here: HVAC INSPECTION BY SKYPE

  6. HOW MUCH OF MY LOT CAN I USE FOR BUILDING?

    In Residential Districts, you can use 35% of your lot for building under a hard roof. On a 10,000 square foot lot, you can build 3,500 square feet covered by a hard roof (35% of 10,000). In Agricultural Districts, 20% under a hard roof is permitted. Under a hard roof includes sheds, garages & lanais (literally anything under a hard roof.)

  7. SHED OR FENCE:

    If you are adding a shed or a fence, you will need 4 copies of your survey showing where the shed or fence will be placed along with the setbacks from your property lines (both sides and rear). If you are erecting a shed other than those purchased in kit form, the North Port building department will need plans and engineering information.

  8. ADDITIONS:

    If you are adding on to your home, the Building Department needs 4 copies of your survey showing where the addition will be, how far from your lot line it will be, and building plans (3 copies of each), just as though you were building a new house. They also need to know who will be doing the work.

    4 sets of plans are required when a right-of-way is needed, otherwise, 3 sets of plans are sufficient.

    Site plans are useful if you make a copy of your survey and indicate on it where you plan to place the shed, fence or additions.

  9. WATER HEATER & AIR CONDITIONING:

    Water heater and air conditioning change-outs only require a completed permit application.

  10. WHEN ARE ADDRESSES ASSIGNED?

    Addresses are assigned to properties ONLY when building permits are submitted to the Building Division. Upon review of your permit package, a physical address will be assigned to your property. Until this happens, your property will be recognized ONLY by its Parcel ID Number / TAX ID / Legal Description.

  11. PROPERTY STANDARDS

    Property Standards Inspectors enforce city codes like tall grass, trash in yards and all other code issues.

WHO DO I CONTACT?

  1. Code Enforcement
    941-429-7186
    NORTH PORT ENFORCEMENT PAGE

  2. Permit Information
    941-429-7044

  3. Contractor Licensing
    Business Tax Receipt
    General Assistance:
    941-429-7000

  4. Inspections
    Tom Lasprogato, Inspections Manager
    941-429-7042

  5. Building Plans Examiner &
    Commercial Plan Review
    Ken Boudreau
    kboudreau@cityofnorthport.com
    941-429-7026

  1. Zoning Plans Examiner
    Land Clearing Permit Review
    Edgar Saint Amand
    And for all other zoning questions email or call:
    esaintamand@cityofnorthport.com
    941-429-7025

  2. Plumbing Plans Examiner & Inspector
    Gary Kromer
    gkromer@cityofnorthport.com
    941-429-7179

  3. Mechanical Plans Examiner & Inspector
    David Forbes
    dforbes@cityofnorthport.com
    941-429-7048

  4. Electrical Plans Examiner & Inspector
    Erik Crosby
    ecrosby@cityofnorthport.com
    941-429-7202

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