Development Services

The Development Services/Building Department of the Town of Windermere performs a variety of services to protect, maintain and develop an attractive, safe and healthy community. A primary function of the Department is to address property development and land use activities within the Town. Responsibilities include:

  • Code enforcement, development review, development and building inspection, community and transportation planning, engineering and land use regulation
  • Interpreting, enforcing, and assisting the public with state and local building, land use and environmental regulations
  • Developing both short and long-range planning initiatives
  • Making recommendations on updates and amendments to the Town’s local land use and environmental regulations


TOW Development Review Process Flowchart

Building Permit Applications (PDCS)

ORANGE COUNTY – Residential Permits for Lakeshores and Wetlands
There are additional Town-specific regulations regarding wetlands and shoreline projects. Please contact PDCS and/or Wade Trim for details.

Please contact Wade Trim for Right of Way Use Applications


PDCS, LLC Town of Windermere Administration Office Wade Trim
All Building Permits GARAGE SALE PERMIT Planning & Zoning Requirement Inquiries
Inspection Requests OPEN HOUSE PERMITS Stormwater Requirement Inquiries
Re-Inspections SPECIAL EVENT PERMITS Right of Way Use Agreements
Sign Permits (Temporary & Permanent) FILM PERMITS Variance Requests

If you have the following request, please make sure to go to the appropriate identified location. If you are unsure what kind of request you have, please contact Diane Edwards.


Contact Information:

3361 Rouse Road Suite #2110
Orlando, FL 32817

1 Tampa City Center
201 N. Franklin Street #1350
Tampa, FL 33602



  • Per FL Statute 163.045:
    Tree pruning, trimming, or removal on residential property.—
    (1) A local government may not require a notice, application, approval, permit, fee, or mitigation for the pruning, trimming, or removal of a tree on residential property if the property owner obtains documentation from an arborist certified by the International Society of Arboriculture or a Florida licensed landscape architect that the tree presents a danger to persons or property.
    (2) A local government may not require a property owner to replant a tree that was pruned, trimmed, or removed in accordance with this section.
  • RESIDENTS DO NOT NEED A TREE REMOVAL APPLICATION IF THEY OBTAIN ONE OF THE ABOVE DOCUMENTS! Even if an application is completed, we will require an arborist or landscape architect report anyway.