Building Work Not Requiring a Permit

The City of Lake Mary does not issue permits for the following types of building work: 

  • Cosmetic work
  • Painting
  • Replacing/repairing or maintaining built-in appliances
  • Maintenance/repair of a fence involving panel change only
  • Landscape walls 2’ or less in height and not falling within the angle of repose for a structure
  • Floorcovering (residential only)
  • Wallpaper (residential only)
  • Kitchen and bathroom cabinets
  • Replacing interior doors of the same size and type in existing structures (any structural changes must be permitted)
  • Adding additional insulation in existing structures
  • Installation/modification of interior finishes in one and two-family detached dwelling units
  • Siding modifications of less than one hundred (100) square feet
  • Gutters and down spouts
  • Temporary real estate or construction signs 6 square feet or less (contact Community Development at (407) 585-1493 for specific regulations)
  • Re-roofing for an area 100 square feet (one square) or less in existing structures
  • Optical fiber cable
  • Installations, including associated lighting, under the exclusive control of electric utilities for the purpose of communications, metering, generation or distribution of electrical energy
  • Installation and modifications of cable television equipment
  • Public utility natural gas piping
  • Replacement of existing fixtures (residential only)
  • Portable heating, ventilation equipment or cooling vents
  • Temporary storage trailers “PODS” in place for less than 72 hours on a residential property or placed on commercial property that does not have an active permit.