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Development Services

Vince Cautero business photo
Message from the Development Services Director:

Welcome to the website of the Development  Services Department. Our department is responsible for promoting the orderly growth and environment of the city through planning and enforcement of codes. These codes are adopted to promote the health, safety, and welfare of the residents and visitors of the City.
 ~ Vincent A. Cautero, AICP, Development Services Director 

Contact Info:
Development Services Director - Vincent A. Cautero, AICP
Phone: (239) 574-0566 ~ Email:
Development Services Department
City Hall -1015 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral

The mission of the Development Services Department is to provide services and programs that enhance community value. Our employees are professional, and courteous and strive to enhance the quality of life for our residents and visitors. We serve today's development demands while planning for tomorrow's community needs.

The department is comprised of the following divisions:

  • Code Compliance Division – Responsible for enforcing codes for residential and commercial properties, as well as occupational license ordinance violations.
  • Building Division – Responsible for plan reviews, inspections, and certificates of occupancy for all construction in the City.
  • City Planning Division – Responsible for current planning and development review, long-range planning, environmental, Federal and State grant management, Geographic Information System, FEMA and CRS programs, and special projects. Click the following link to access our Land Development Code.

For more information, visit the Development Services Divisions located on the left navigation panel on this page or see contact information in the chart below.

Additional Information  (239)  Phone Email Address or Link
Code Compliance 574-0613
Garage Sale Permits 574-0613
Licensing and Business Tax Receipts 574-0430
Permitting 574-0546 Refer to EnerGov CSS
Commercial/Residential Permit Tracking 573-3172 Refer to EnerGov CSS
Automated Inspection Number 855-636-2824 Inspectors Contact Numbers
Certificate of Occupancy 574-0606
Building Plan Review Information 826-5208 Refer to FBC
City Planning, Zoning, Sign Permits, Certificates of Zoning Compliance, Housing, and FEMA 574-0553
Land Development 573-3167
Site Development Plan Review 573-3180 
Fire Department Inspections and Reviews 242-3264
Public Works Surface Water Management Reviews 574-0586