Polk County Building Department

Find Polk County Florida building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections. Building Departments provide information on certificates of occupancy (CO), building codes, construction codes, inspections, safety, violations, permits, community planning, zoning laws, regulations, ordinances, maps, and land use.

Auburndale Zoning 1 Bobby Green Pl Winter Haven FL 33823 863-965-5530

Dundee Town Building Department 135 East Main Street Dundee FL 33838 863-419-3114

Florida State Permits 330 West Church Street Bartow FL 33830 863-534-5944

Haines City Building Department 620 East Main Street Haines FL 33844 863-421-3610

Lake Alfred Building Department 120 East Pomelo Street Lake Alfred FL 33850 863-291-5748

Lake Wales Planning Department 201 West Central Avenue Lake Wales FL 33853 863-678-4195

Lakeland Permits 2315 Commerce Point Drive Lakeland FL 33801 863-607-6051

Polk County Building Department 3425 U.S. 17 Winter Haven FL 33881 863-401-2441

Polk County Building Department 405 South Floral Avenue Bartow FL 33830

Polk County Permits 330 West Church Street Bartow FL 33830 863-534-6770

Polk County Planning Department 330 West Church Street Bartow FL 33830 863-534-6467

Polk County Zoning 330 West Church Street Bartow FL 33830 863-534-6792

Winter Haven Building Department and Permits 490 3rd Street Northwest Winter Haven FL 33881 863-291-5695

Winter Haven Planning and Zoning Department 451 3rd Street Northwest Winter Haven FL 33881 863-291-5891

What is a Building Department?

Building departments provide property owners with information about certificates of occupancy and construction codes. They also manage land use and help create zoning laws. General contractors work with these departments to get permits for construction projects. Local building departments conduct inspections to ensure that occupancy limits, safety rules, and building codes are met.

They monitor building code violations and help enforce building-related laws. When building departments become involved in enforcing safety regulations, the cited residential or commercial property owners are required to make the mandated changes to their properties. Building departments help improve property values through better planning of real estate developments. They keep and regularly update property maps that show neighborhoods as well as commercial and residential development zones. They're also responsible for reviewing, approving or denying all permits for building additions and new construction.