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Permitting Services Division

Permitting Services Division

Permitting Graphic (1) - CopyThe 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 a vital part of the Development Services Department, providing all building permits for property development within the City of Cape Coral.  A properly obtained building permit grants legal permission to construct or alter a structure, install, or replace electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing systems according to Florida Building Codes and Standards currently in force. 

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How to Apply for Permits:
1.  To learn what you need, review the Types of Permits in the Permit Document Center
2.  Building Permits must be submitted through the EnerGov Customer Self-Service (CSS) Portal.
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ATTENTION OWNER-BUILDERS:

  • You must come in person to City Hall to apply for your permit as an owner-builder.


ATTENTION CONTRACTORS:

  • Counter service for Building Permits at City Hall is by appointment only at this time.
  • If you must come in person, please make an appointment via QLess at the following link: www.capecoral.gov/dcdq


Have a question?  Call our EnerGov helpline at 239-242-3838.  Agents are available from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to assist with your EnerGov questions. 

For general permitting inquiries, please call (239) 574-0546 or contact us via email at permits@capecoral.gov.


Message from thePermitting Services Manager:
The Permitting Services Division is a vital part of the Development Services Department, providing all building permits for property development within the City of Cape Coral.  A properly obtained building permit is granting legal permission to construct or alter a structure and install or replace electrical; gas; mechanical; or plumbing systems according to Florida Building Codes and Standards currently in effect.


Each member of our team recognizes the importance of clear and timely communication with residents, contractors, and business owners.  Together we continue to improve service delivery through both electronic and in-person permitting. The Permitting Services Division is fully dedicated to helping guide customers through the process and help complete their projects. We are proudly serving today’s development demands while planning for tomorrow’s community needs.

To enhance the permitting processing experience, the City of Cape Coral Development Services Department has converted to a new permitting software system named EnerGov.  To access the EnerGov user manual  or to obtain answers to frequently asked questions related to EnerGov , please visit  www.capecoral.gov/energov 

~ Bogdan M. Cyrnek, MScEng., Permitting Services Manager
Development Services Department
City Hall - 1015 Cultural Park Blvd.
Cape Coral, FL 33990


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