Request to Use a Private Provider for Your Plan Review or Inspection

Do you want to use a private provider as part of your plan review and inspection process?

Florida law lets owners use private providers to help expedite the permitting and inspection of new development. Owners who use private providers will receive fee reductions.


Check your eligibility

  • Private providers must be architects, engineers or hold a standard certificate as stated in Part XII of Florida Statutes Chapter 468. They also must use licensed plan reviewers and inspectors.
  • The plans review and inspection services provided by private providers are limited to building code compliance. Services can not include review for fire protection and fire safety codes, site work, public works, land use, zoning, floodplain, environmental, appearance review or other applicable codes.

Gather your information

You will need to provide:

  • Private provider name and contact information
  • Florida license, registration or certificate number
  • Qualification statements, a resume and a copy of the private provider's license
  • Private provider's proof of insurance

Complete the Private Provider form

We require your project name and parcel tax ID number.

Download the Form

Get the form notarized

You will need to notarize your Private Provider form. We offer notary services at our offices at city hall.

City of Orlando City Hall
Permitting Services Division
400 South Orange Avenue, 1st Floor
Orlando, FL 32801

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays

Submit the form

Scan and upload the completed form.

Upload the Form

We'll review your request

Once your application has been received, please allow 48 business hours for processing. We will notify you if you have been approved and can move forward with your project.

Schedule your inspections

Inspections must be scheduled by 2 p.m. the day before the private provider inspection.

Schedule an Inspection

Submit a Certificate of Compliance form

After all inspections are finaled and approved, you will need to download, complete and get a Certificate of Compliance form notarized.

Download the Form

Upload the Form

Get your Certificate of Occupancy or Certificate of Completion

Within 48 business hours, we will send you a copy of your Certificate of Occupancy or Certificate of Completion.

Commercial and Residential 3 or more units 

  • Projects up to 200,000 sq.ft.
  • Plans Review and Building Inspections: 63 percent reduction to the Florida Building Code (FBC) fee
  • Building Inspections Only: 32 percent reduction to the FBC fee
  • Projects over 200,000 sq.ft.
  • Plans Review and Building Inspections: 80 percent reduction to the FBC fee
  • Building Inspections Only: 30 percent reduction to the FBC fee 

Residential 1 or 2 units 

  • Projects of any size
  • Plans Review and Building Inspections: 75 percent
  • Building Inspections Only: 50 percent

The reductions only apply to the FBC fee item. The Land Development Code (LDC) fee, the technology fee, impact fees, concurrency and other related permit fees are not eligible for the private provider fee reduction.