Building Permits

Questions? Call 689-229-9974 or Email 

The Oakland Building Department is open to answer telephone calls at 689-229-9974 and to respond to emails sent to from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except for Town holidays. The Town Building Official is Mark Vasquez, CBO, CBCO, CFM, who has 33 years of experience. The Permit Technician is Amber Brady, who also has many years of experience with building department operations. Inspections are conducted by William Mandt. Building Department staffing is provided through a contract with Willdan Engineering, Inc., which has 45 years of experience in the permitting field. Permit fees are currently paid in person at Town Hall; applicants are notified when fees are due and how to pay them. Credit card payments may be made over the telephone but will incur a small convenience fee.

The Town is working to deploy a new online permitting system using the CivicGov platform, which is an extension to the Town's current website. The new system will include the ability to make payments by credit card online. Check payments will still be processed at Town Hall. Until the online system is operational, please download and use the forms listed below for building permit applications. Only electronic permit applications are accepted. Paper applications cannot be submitted at Town Hall; however, Town staff will assist applicants in creating electronic applications when necessary. Initial processing of a building permit application can take up to three business days.

[UPDATE: The online permitting system has been completed and the credit card processing capability is now being added. The system will be tested later in February and into March by staff entering information on all existing open permits, and then by using it internally for another week before releasing it to the public.] 

Permit Forms

Other Documents


Inspections are best scheduled by emailing the permit information (permit number, site address, inspection type, and desired time) directly to William Mandt, Inspector, at . You can also call 689-229-9974 during normal business hours or send an email with the permit information to Email inspection requests to the inspector are preferred. Permit holders are reminded that the approved plans, required product documents, and the permit inspection card must be onsite for all inspections.


The owner of a property may be exempt from hiring a qualified contractor to do the work anticipated by the permit application under specific circumstances listed in Sec. 489.103(7), Florida Statutes. One of the requirements is "an owner must personally appear and sign the building permit application and must satisfy local permitting agency requirements, if any, proving that the owner has a complete understanding of the owner’s obligations under the law as specified in the disclosure statement in this section." To meet this requirement, the Owner-Builder Affidavit must be executed in front of Town staff at Town Hall during normal business hours.