If you plan to build, rehab or replace a structure or parts of a structure within the City limits that include one or more of the following:

  • fence 
  • add on to home or business 
  • electrical work 
  • plumbing
  • shed 
  • roofing
  • lanai / porch / dock
  • window replacements
  • any other construction 

You must first obtain a "sign off" from the Planning & Zoning office upstairs at City Hall.  City does not charge for the "sign off".  The City has an open door for permits and usual waiting time is around 20 minutes.  You can call in advance to check on staff availability at 863-452-4403 or 863-452-4411 or email Manuel Cortazal: mcortazal@avonpark.cc


The City uses the same Permit Application forms as the County.  Please check your strap number on your property to ensure it is within the City limits.  Below are downloadable forms:

After we "sign off" on your permit form, you then take the form to the Highlands County Building department in Sebring for final processing.  The County may charge a fee.  

For information on the County's permit procedures, or fees, please call 863-402-6646 or click: http://www.hcbcc.net/departments/development_services/building.php