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Building Permits and Licenses

Building Division Office Hours: M-F 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Permits and Business Tax Receipts are only issued until 3:00 pm.

Building Permit Portals

eSuite Portal

Access the Esuite Portal for:

  1. Public Building Permit Information Search
  2. Contractor Account / Inspection Results / View Fees

    eplans / ProjectDOX Portal  

Access the Eplans Portal for:

  1. Online Building Permits Applications
  2. Plan Review and Application Status
  3. Downloading Approved Permit Documents

For assistance with account activation please call (863) 291-5695.

Contractor Registration 

Please send one email with all the required documents to the Permit Specialist. Their contact information is at the bottom of this page. 

Business Tax Receipts

The Building Division issues Business Tax Receipts to all businesses and organizations within the city limits of Winter Haven.

The Business Tax Receipt renewal fees are due October 1st every year.

Prior to starting a Business please check the following: 

  • Zoning Requirements
  • Fire Protection Requirements
  • License / Certification Requirements

Please complete the application and submit it with all the supporting documents to the Business Tax Specialist. 

References for Business

Building Permit Inspection Requests

Email and supply the following information:

  1. Permit Number
  2. Site Address
  3. Type of Inspection
  4. Contact Number

Requests must be made by 7 a.m. for same day inspections.

For Fire Inspections, please allow 48 hours for inspection to be scheduled.

An inspection can also be requested by calling (863) 298-7598 and leaving a voicemail.

All required documentation (approved plans, truss engineering, permit placard, etc.) must be on the job site, accessible to the inspector, and protected from the weather. Any deviation may result in work delays and/or re-inspection fees imposed.

Information for Private Providers

For new projects please submit documents with the permit application or to the Permit Specialists. Email Inspection Reports and The Final Certificate of Compliance to



Building Division
490 Third Street NWWinter Haven, Florida 33881
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Contact Information
Fax: (863) 298-7856