File a Notice of Commencement

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

File a Notice of Commencement for the City of Orlando. A Notice of Commencement prepares owners to deal with potential liens. Most permits with a contract price greater than $2,500 require a Notice of Commencement. 

Online

Gather your information

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

Fill out a Notice of Commencement application

  • Fill out the Notice of Commencement form.
  • Most forms only require you to complete lines 1-4.
  • Notarize the signature.
  • 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 Notice of Commencement Form

Record the Notice of Commencement 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 $10.00. You may also wish to purchase certified copies for $3.00 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. 

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 Notice of Commencement

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.

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 permittingservices@cityoforlando.net.

In-Person

Gather your information

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

Fill out a Notice of Commencement application

  • Fill out the Notice of Commencement form.
  • Most forms only require you to complete lines 1-4.
  • Notarize the signature.
  • 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 Notice of Commencement Form

Record the Notice of Commencement 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 $10.00. You may also wish to purchase certified copies for $3.00 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. 

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. You can drop-off the completed form in-person to us at:

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

Hours of Operation:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays

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.

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 permittingservices@cityoforlando.net.