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Permitting Options, Go Green!

 Building Code updates effective June 30, 2015

Building permit applications must comply with the Florida Building Code, 5th Edition (2014) as of June 30, 2015. Master plans on file with the Community Development Department must be updated to the new code. Plans submitted on or after June 30, 2015 must be certified as meeting the Florida Building Code, 5th Edition (2014).

For details about the new code, go to

The Lee County Department of Community Development maintains a permit center within its central offices in downtown Fort Myers, where personal over-the-counter information and assistance with a wide range of land use, development, building, and zoning permits is available.  For major development projects, the Department has a development review Permit Centerprocess which can be used at an early stage to identify, consolidate, and coordinate the necessary permits and meet the requirements which may apply to the project.