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Building Division

Building Division

The City of Cape Coral Building Division, which is part of the Development Services Department, conducts plan reviews and inspections for structures throughout the city to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws, building codes, and floodplain management regulations. We are committed to preserving our commercial and residential neighborhoods by promoting the general health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Cape Coral. The Building Division staff strives to deliver superior services and communication as we enforce the applicable codes to make Cape Coral a desirable and safe place to live and work.

The City of Cape Coral is in a wind-borne debris region with a wind speed of 160 mph for residential; commercial and other structures may be 170 mph, reference chapter 16 of the Florida Building Code.
FBC Wind Zone Cape Coral
Permitting Counter Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday*, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.**
*
Thursdays only: Counter opens at 8:00 a.m. due to staff meeting
**Last sign-in for the day is at 3:45 p.m.

Contact Numbers:
Permitting 239-574-0546
Automated Inspection Scheduling  855-636-2824
Administration      239-574-0549
Inspection Scheduling Questions/Help 239-573-3173

In this section of the website, you can access:


--> Click here to see the full list of the City's "Current Codes & Helpful Links" or see some of the most common codes listed below. 

Codes Enforced by the Building Division:


Other Resources
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  • 2020 FBC Wind Map
    For Category II (Single-family homes and many non-residential structures). See also 2020 FBC-B TABLE 1604.5.