File a Recorded Notice of Commencement

Do you have a permit with a contract price greater than $2,500 and need to schedule an inspection?

You will need to submit a recorded Notice of Commencement to the City of Orlando.


Step 1.Gather your information

You'll need your permit details to file a Notice of Commencement.

Step 2.Complete a Notice of Commencement application

  • Download and fill out a Notice of Commencement form.
  • Most forms only require you to complete lines 1-4.
  • Get it notarized.
  • Attach the payment bond if there is a surety (check line 5).
  • Include your permit number on the top-left corner of the application.

Download the Form

Step 3.Record the form with the Orange County Comptroller's Office

Record your Notice of Commencement with the Orange County Comptroller's Office by submitting it via postal mail or in-person at the Orange County Comptroller's Office. The cost to record a one-page Notice of Commencement is $10. You may also wish to purchase certified copies for $3 each.

Orange County Comptroller's Office
109 East Church Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 300
Orlando, FL 32801

Hours of Operation:
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays

For more information, call 407.836.5115. 

Step 4.Submit the recorded Notice of Commencement with the city

Once your Notice of Commencement is recorded with the Orange County Comptroller's Office, submit the recorded notice with the City of Orlando.

Submit Your Recorded Notice of Commencement

Step 5.Schedule your inspection

The permit and planning project lookup tool allows you to schedule inspections online.

Schedule an Inspection

If you don't know what inspections you need, please contact your inspector. You can find the information on the bottom of the permit. If you need further assistance, call 407.246.4444.

Step 6.Post your Notice of Commencement at the job site

Please post the certified copy of the recorded Notice of Commencement at the job site for inspection. You cannot schedule inspections until you submit the Notice of Commencement with our office.

If you have any questions, please email the Permitting Services Division at