Permits, Building Forms, Business Tax, City Codes & Maps

The informational materials and forms listed below are intended to aid you in the building/remodel permit process.

Debbie Howell
Administrative Assistant
(386) 228-2531

New residents take a few minutes and browse through Neighborhood Page.

The City of Lake Helen Building Department accepts Volusia County Building Department Forms.

** The 7th Edition Florida Building Code became Effective Midnight December 31, 2020*

Permits can be delivered to City Hall (327 S. Lakeview Drive, Lake Helen)
Mailed to PO Box 39, Lake Helen, Florida 32744  Or emailed to
Please bring 2 complete sets of all forms and documents with you
(except energy forms – 3 sets required).

  • Fee Schedule – City of Lake Helen Development Related Fee Schedule


To ensure you have the correct information and required forms, always download them prior to beginning the permitting process.

Certificate of Appropriateness Applications:

Click on images to access Codes, Ordinances, and Maps

You can visit Volusia County Property Appraiser for additional searches.
Property Owner Bill of Rights
Lake Helen staff working with you to help preserve “The Gem of Florida”

Lake Helen Homes Pattern Book (Learn more about our Historic Style Guide)

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Simplified Summary

Where: The city of Lake Helen, Florida. What: A page that has forms to apply for permits. Why: To help homeowners and builders remodel and build homes in the city of Lake Helen.