Mission Statement


   It is the mission of the Hardee County Building Department to protect the life, health, safety and property of county residents and visitors. We strive to accomplish this through the careful examination of permit applications, building plans and by carefully inspecting completed work to insure it is in compliance with the requirements of the Florida Building Code, National Electric Code, Florida Fire Prevention Code, Department of Environmental Protection, Southwest Florida Water Management District, Florida Administrative Code and Statutes.



Contact Information


Building Department
401 W Main St
Wauchula, FL 33873
Office Phone: (863) 773-3236
Fax:               (863) 767-0360


Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


John Schmidt Chief Building Official
Tom Fisher Deputy Building Official
LaDonna Perry Office Manager
Jim Wells Code Enforcement Officer
Hazel Hastwell Permitting Technician





Permit Applications


Click Here to Submit an Online Request for a Permit

Click Here to Search Online for Permit Status


Click here for Printable Forms




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