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


All Building Permits GARAGE SALE PERMIT Planning & Zoning Requirement Inquiries
Inspection Requests OPEN HOUSE PERMIT Stormwater Requirement Inquiries
Re-Inspections SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT Right-of-Way Use Application Form
Sign Permits (Temporary & Permanent) FILM PERMIT Variance Requests


If you have any of the above requests, please make sure to go to the appropriate identified location for pick up. When working with PDCS or Wade Trim, please specify where you would like your permits sent for pick up. Permits are not sent to the Town office by default; it must be requested.

If you are unsure what kind of request you have or which department you need, 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.