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Permitting Services Division

Permitting Services Division

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Permitting Counter Hours of Operation (By Appointment ONLY) 
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.* (Closed to the public on Fridays)
*The last sign-in for the day is at 3:30 p.m.

Appointments are scheduled in 30-minute time slots and can be made through the Q-less virtual line system. No walk-ins will be accepted. Please call (239) 574-0546 or email for general permitting questions.

All contractors must apply for permits through the City's Self-Service portal at Permits applied for in-person (owner-builder permits only) and online will be processed in the order they were received. Permits will not be immediately issued at the Permitting Counter. Please be sure to read all Notice to Industry updates below.  

Contact Numbers:  
Permitting 239-574-0546
Automated Inspection Scheduling 855-636-2824
Administration 239-574-0560
Inspection Scheduling Questions/Help    239-573-3173
C/O Desk-City Inspected permits 239-574-0606
C/O Desk-Private Provider 239-242-3782

The City of Cape Coral requires permits and inspections to ensure safe building, effective land use, quality site planning, and coordinated development. The Permitting Services Division is vital to the Development Services Department, providing all building permits for property development within the City of Cape Coral.  

According to Florida Building Codes and Standards currently in force, a properly obtained building permit grants legal permission to construct or alter a structure or install or replace electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing systems.

How to Apply for Permits:
1.  Review the Types of Permits in the Permit Document Center to learn what you need.
2.  Building Permits must be submitted through the EnerGov Customer Self-Service (CSS) Portal
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  • You must go to City Hall to apply for your permit as an owner-builder.
  • Schedule a 30-minute permitting appointment via one of three methods to "Join the line / Schedule an appt."



Call the City's EnerGov helpline at 239-242-3838.  Agents are available from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, to assist with your EnerGov questions. 

Please call (239) 574-0546 or email for general permitting questions.

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