1. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​APPLICATION. Complete and submit a Residential Permit Application​.

  2. SITE PLAN. Submit 3 copies of a site plan which shows all of your property lines, all existing structures on the property and illustrates the proposed future location of the shed. The setbacks (distance) need to be shown ​from all property lines (both sides, front and rear) to the proposed new shed.

  3. PLANS / PRE-APPROVAL NUMBER.  ​​If you will be building a shed, you have two options:

a.  Submit 3 collated sets of engineered shed plans which comply with the current Florida Building Code.

b.  Use one of Lee County's Mastered Shed Plans as listed below.   


If you will be installing/assembling a pre-manufactured shed, before you make your purchase, you'll need to verify the shed you are purchasing is preapproved by the state.  To find this information, visit floridabuilding.org​ and click on Manufactured Buildings. Submit the plan tracking # with your permit application. You must also verify that the shed meets the wind load requirements for Lee County, use the map for risk category I to find the properties wind speed and compare this to the maximum wind speed for the shed. The sheds maximum wind speed must be greater. If the shed does not include anchoring details (some already include this detail) you will need to submit 3 sets of engineered anchoring details which comply with the current Florida Building Code with your permit application.

Upon submission of your application, you will be required to pay a $50 plan review fee and $25 zoning review fee. Upon issuance of your permit you will be required to pay a $50 permit fee if you choose a pre-manufactured shed. If you are building a wood frame or CBS shed the permit fee is $0.25 per square feet with a $100 minimum plus an additional $75 fee for a roof permit. Sometimes individuals choose to install a light fixture in their shed, which if you do you will be required to pay an additional $75 electric permit.​ Review all associated permit fees.