In an effort to 'Go Green!', Lee County also provides most of our building and permitting services remotely. Contractors can submit and receive all building permits electronically and inspections can be requested online or by phone. Permits submitted to our department can be tracked using our online database
eConnect. Check out our
eServices page to see a list of our 'Green' options.
Building permit applications must comply with the Florida Building Code, 5th Edition (2014) as of June 30, 2015. Master plans on file with the Community Development Department must be updated to this code. All plans must be certified as meeting the Florida Building Code, 5th Edition (2014).
For details about the code, go to www.floridabuilding.org.
Do I need a permit?
A building permit is required if you plan to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure. A building permit is also required if you plan to install, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, provided the installation is regulated by the Florida Building Code (FBC).
Improvements or repairs not requiring a permit:
Florida Building Code Section 105.2 and Land Development Code Chapter 6, Section 6-117 for information regarding improvements or repairs not requiring a permit.