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Permits General E-MAIL 

Mission Statement: 

A sound ethical building department is the foundation for building safety and the economic vitality of the city. It is the goal of the Building Division to make life safety and the minimum code compliance our first priority. Emphasis is always on providing customer service and completing all inspections by following all applicable codes in the most efficient and responsible manner.

We now offer full online services for the Building Department.  

Permits AFTER September 1, 2021 -Please log on (OPRS for all your online services).  
Online Permitting Submittal Requirements 

Permits BEFORE September 1, 2021 - Online Service for Building Permits 
Leesburg Online Services for Building Permits (BP) enables citizens and contractors to view their permit process, upload documents, schedule inspections, and view inspection results. 

Attention Contractors

  • When calculating permit fees, include 1.5% for FL Building Surcharge and 1.0% for FL Recovery Fund. These fees will be added to the permit cost for each permit type. If the 1.5% is less than $2.00, then the minimum of $2.00 will be added for each permit type. 
  • Faxed applications are no longer accepted. However, you may enter a new permit by applying online, or drop your complete permit documentation at 204 N. 5th Street, Leesburg, FL.    Please contact Building Services at 352-728-9735 if you have any questions.
  • Only current application forms indicating the “8th Edition 2023 FBC” will be accepted.  
  • Power of Attorney must be job or area-specific.   Power of Attorneys may be job/location specific or listed for “all permits within the City of Leesburg.” If listed as “all permits within the City of Leesburg” the POA will remain on file until otherwise notified by the contractor of record.


Building Staff
Ann M. Kinsey
352-728-9786 ext. 1726

Ricky Howell
352-728-9786 ext. 1733

Carlos Dennis
Chief Plans Examiner

Curtis Black
Plans Examiner I
352-728-9786 ext. 1725

Jeffery Atkin
Plans Examiner I
352-728-9786 ext. 1711

John (Bob) Farris
Chief Building Inspector
352-728-9786 ext. 1729

Anthony Alotta
352-728-9786 ext.  1728

Rick Henry
352-728-9786 ext. 1724

Susan Schneidenbach
Erik Campfield
James Eyler
Deborah Kohler
Tiffanie Morris