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​.
 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Lee County Department of Community Development maintains a permit center within its central offices in downtown Fort Myers​, where personal over-the-counter information and assistance with permits and plan review is available. 

​​1500 Monroe St. Fort Myers, FL 33901​
​Mailing: P.O. Box 398
Fort Myers, FL 33902-0398
239-533-8329
eConnect@leegov.com
​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.​​

 


​​​​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:

​Please reference 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.