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Okeechobee County and the City of Okeechobee have issued a county-wide burn ban effective immediately until further notice.  This burn ban prohibits burning of yard trash, and other types of fires such as campfires, bonfires, and burn barrels. For more information contact Okeechobee County Fire Rescue at 863-763-5544 or Okeechobee City Fire Department at 863-467-1586.

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Okeechobee County contracts with SAFEbuilt to operate the Building Department

Mike Desorcy, Building Official
1700 NW 9th Avenue, Suite A
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Office: (863) 763-5548
Cell: (561) 239-0262
email: mdesorcy@safebuilt.com

 

Important things to remember:

When Submitting A Permit Application

  • A Site Plan is required showing setbacks, fire separation, overhead and underground utilities, septic tanks
  • Owner/Builder Affidavit (if applicable) must be signed in person at building department
  • Contractors must be registered with the County and have current liability and workers compensation insurance
  • Three sets of construction drawings are required for non-residential work and two sets for residential

Prior to First Inspection

  • Notice of Commencement (NOC) for jobs in excess of $2,500.00
  • Preliminary Pest Certificate
  • Road & Bridge Approval for Right-of-Way Permit
  • Preliminary Soil Compaction (FAX copy)
  • Form Board Survey (if applicable)

Prior to Final Inspection

  • Final Pest Certificate
  • Final Septic Approval
  • Approved Road & Bridge Inspection
  • Original Soil Compaction
  • Finish Floor Elevation or Elevation Certificate

Prior to Issuance of Certificate of Occupancy

  • Solid Waste and Fire Assessment fees must be paid
  • Fire Fighter Safety Building Marking System emblem must be installed