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Okeechobee County was founded in 1917 and this year marks the County's Centennial Celebration.   We welcome all citizens to join in the 2017 Celebrations scheduled throughout the year.   Please check our "Events" calendar for upcoming details!

Building Department

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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