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Building & Common Permits

Before building in Cape Coral, it is important to understand the City's permit process, requirements, and other information. The below links will direct you to access important information and various permits/forms required for building in Cape Coral and for other activities. 

Effective March 20, 2023 - Notice to Industry - Electronic Permit Applications and Electronic Plans Requirement

Effective Immediately - Notice to Industry - Photovoltaic Structural Reviews are Rescinded 

Please read the Notice to Industry Regarding Residential and Commercial Electronic Submission Requirements - Effective January 1, 2023

Please read the Notice to Industry Regarding Fences - Effective September 24, 2022

Please read the Notice to Industry Regarding Sheathing Affidavits - Effective September 1, 2022

Building Information & Permit Forms:

See City Clerk's Record of Issued Building Permits & Contractor Reports

Other Commonly Requested Permits to Avoid Code Compliance Violations

  • Boat/RV Permit to Park - Apply thru EnerGov Customer Self-Service (CSS) - Click "Apply," then "All," then "RV/Boat Permit"
  • Garage Sale Permit - Please review the Garage Sale ordinance under ARTICLE III: Section 3.21 before conducting a garage sale.
  • Outdoor Dog Dining Permit - Restaurants with designated outdoor patio space that meets the requirements may apply to allow dogs in food establishments.