In order to be proactive with the current COVID 19 health crises, the City of Auburndale Community Development Department is requesting several changes to assist everyone in staying healthy.
After careful consideration, Auburndale Inspections will not be entering occupied homes to complete inspections of projects such as windows, doors, water heater replacements, and mechanical change outs. Inspections that require access to the interior of an occupied home will either be postponed or be completed virtually.
Inspectors can complete a virtual inspection via video conferencing software such as Google Duo or Facetime. Virtual inspections will only be completed via a live video conference – pictures will not be accepted. Please call the Building Department at 863-965-5530 to schedule a virtual inspection.
If a virtual inspection is not feasible for a customer, the inspection will be postponed until it has been deemed to be safe to enter occupied homes.
Plan Submittal and Permit Applications
Plan Submittals and Permit Applications are encouraged to be submitted electronically.
Larger projects may be submitted via a file share program such as Dropbox, One Drive, or Google Drive. Please email the link where the plans have been uploaded to firstname.lastname@example.org so that the Building Department may download them. Please include the project address in the project file.
The City of Auburndale’s Community Development Department provides a wide range of services to the residents, businesses, and developers of Auburndale. The Department provides strategies to enhance development, revitalization, and preservation of the city’s character, neighborhoods, and natural environment.
Planning & Zoning
The Community Development Office handles the planning & zoning services of the City. They administer the policies, programs and regulations that manage development within the City of Auburndale. The office provides assistance to customers with Land Development Regulation questions, reviews site development plans to ensure compliance with adopted policies and regulations, and provides information to the City Commission.
The Construction Services Office registers licensed contractors doing work in the City, issues building permits, reviews all construction plans, and inspects all buildings under construction in Auburndale. Construction Services also issues all business tax receipts for businesses located in the City.