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Posted on: November 7, 2023

Building Permit Requirements in Homeowners Association Subdivisions Have Changed!

The City of Longwood has for many years had language in its City Code adopted by Ordinance 01-1598 that allows qualifying Homeowners Associations to participate in the building permitting process. As part of this process, residents in certain deed-restricted subdivisions were required to provide proof of HOA approval prior to issuance of a building permit by the City. 

At the November 6, 2023 City Commission meeting, the City Commission adopted Ordinance 23-2247, which eliminates the requirement for residents to provide evidence of HOA approval prior to a building permit being issued. 

This change does not impact or eliminate any internal HOA requirements for architectural review, but rather it keeps that process and requirements between the HOA and the property owner/resident through any applicable deeds, restrictions, and covenants the subdivision may have.

The City’s review of building permits will solely be for applicable regulations including the Florida Building Code and Longwood Development Code as applicable.

This change is effective immediately. 

If you have any questions about a specific permit or how this change affects the review process, you may contact the Community Development Department at (407) 260-3462 and

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