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Dedicated Task Force Created to Reduce Building Permit Backlog

4/11/2022
The City is pleased to report that the first two days of work performed by our Dedicated Backlog Reduction Task Force were very productive.  The task force was implemented with the primary goal of mitigating the backlog of building permits.  Reducing the backlog will not only benefit those who currently have a backlogged building permit, it will also significantly decrease the amount of time it will take to process building permit applications received in the future.

Beginning Saturday, April 9, for a period of 9 consecutive days, a designated task force of trained City employees are focusing their work entirely on reducing the current backlog of building permit applications. 

Here’s what to expect:

From Saturday, April 9 through Sunday, April 17:

  • No building permit applications will be accepted
  • All Customer Service functions such as the EnerGov Hotline, Customer Service Permitting Line (QLess) and permits@capecoral.gov will be unavailable
  • Permitting Counter inside City Hall will be closed - from 4/11 – 4/15  **Accepting only emergency Electrical Miscellaneous permits (Panel replacement in the event of power loss)**
  • All appointments made for 4/11 – 4/15 will be cancelled and rescheduled for the following week. 

All in-process permits, plan reviews, inspections and certificate of occupancy operations will continue:

  • Inspections can be scheduled via the CSS portal
  • Certificates of Occupancy - send all requests to: corequest@capecoral.gov
  • Licensing, Planning and Zoning will not be affected at this time and will remain open.

The Development Services desk will re-open on Monday, April 18.

For a full list of the building permits that will not be accepted during this time please see attachment.

Check out our progress on the backlog using the link below (updated daily):   

https://www.capecoral.gov/department/community_development/permitting/reports_-_under_construction.php#outer-2728