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Permitting Services Division

Permitting Services Division

Check the Status of a Permit or Inspection

Permitting Counter Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and is closed to the public on Fridays.
*Last sign-in for the day is at 3:00 p.m.

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 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.

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Effective Immediately - Notice to Industry - Photovoltaic Structural Reviews are Rescinded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

See Permitting Fees

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.
--> Click here for information on how to use the EnerGov CSS System


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


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 Thursday, to assist with your EnerGov questions. 

For general permitting inquiries, please call (239) 574-0546 or contact us via email at



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