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City of Ocala Now Offering Online Permitting to Customers

Post Date:01/17/2018 3:48 PM

OCALA, Fla. (Jan. 17, 2018) – Effective Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, the City of Ocala’s One-Stop Permit Center is now offering its contractor customers the ability to apply for permits, submit plans for review and pay fees directly online.

“With 24/7 access to the City of Ocala Growth Management Services web portal, contractors can now apply for permits, pay fees and schedule inspections from the comfort of their home, office or car,” said Patricia Hitchcock, Planning and Zoning Manager, City of Ocala Growth Management Department. “We are excited to move toward a paperless development review and permit process. By offering online permitting, we are now adding more efficient and convenient services for our customers.”

According to City staff, all building and development plans, except for small jobs with plans of no more than two sheets, are expected to be submitted electronically. Upon receipt of an application, customers will receive an email invitation to upload plans to Individual or group orientation about the new online permitting process can be scheduled for customer convenience. To schedule an orientation, please call 352-629-8304.

For more information, please contact Patricia Hitchcock, Planning and Zoning Manager, at 352-629-8304 or visit

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