​Guides and Forms for Building and Permitting Services

News and Announcements: 2021

May 16, 2021: New record type (OPN) - Exterior Openings (Windows/Shutters/Doors). More information.

​April 19, 2021: The Lee County Department of Community Development (DCD) is transitioning to a fully electronic submittal process beginning April 19 for building permit, zoning, planning and development review applications. Contractors, design professionals and agents will be required to submit applications and supporting documents through the DCD Public Portal, which is called eConnect. Any paper submittals received before April 19 will remain a paper process through issuance and/or approval. eConnect training is available.

General: ​The Permitting department will no longer require the Building Addendum form, for any application. 

General: The Design Professional Digital Signature Affidavit will no longer be required for digital signatures purchased through a 3rd party (i.e. CoSign, Verisign, DigiCert, etc.).

News and Announcements: 2020 and 2019

December 31, 2020: Building permit applications must comply with the Florida Building Code 7th Edition (2020) and master plans on file with the Department of Community Development must be certified as meeting this Code. For additional information, go to www.floridabuilding.org.

March 25, 2019: The Fort Myers Beach Fire Department's Life Safety Division assumed the duties of all fire plan review services for properties located within the Town of Fort Myers Beach. Call 239-590-4210 or email Prevention@FMBFire.org for additional information.

Permit Guides and Forms

Click the category names below to see the different permits with their Application and Permitting Guide (Checklist, Instructions, and Forms) and other associated forms. Rows are expandable.

If the information you are looking for is not included, feel free to call 239-533-8329 or email eConnect@leegov.com for help.

Commercial and Residential Buildings

 Commercial Building

(New Construction, Alterations/Remodeling, Additions, Accessory Structures, Modular)

- Application and Permitting Guide (Checklist, Instructions, and Forms)
- Asbestos Affidavit Form
- Envelop Leakage (Blower Door) Test Report Form
- Impact Letter Form
- Notice of Commencement Form
- Threshold Building Affidavit Form
- Paper Application (Used by Owner-Builder only)
- Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement Form

Residential Building

(New Construction, Alterations/Remodeling, Additions, Accessory Structures, Shed and Decks)

Application and Permitting Guide (Checklist, Instructions, and Forms)
- Application and Permitting Guide (Shed and Deck)
Impact Letter Form
Notice of Commencement Form
- Well Affidavit Form
- Paper Application (Used by Owner-Builder only)
Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement Form


Permit Types for both Commercial and Residential Projects

 Driveway

- Transportation Driveway Request Worksheet

 Dock and Shoreline

Application and Permitting Guide (Checklist, Instructions, and Forms)
- Dock and Shoreline Structure Setback Agreement Form
Notice of Commencement Form
- Paper Application (Used by Owner-Builder only)
Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement Form

 Electric and Low-Voltage

Electric
- Application and Permitting Guide (Checklist, Instructions, and Forms)
- Paper Application (Used by Owner-Builder only)
Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement Form

Low-Voltage
Application and Permitting Guide (Checklist, Instructions, and Forms)
- Paper Application (Used by Owner-Builder only)
Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement Form

 Exterior Openings 

(Size-for-size Windows/Shutters/Doors)

Application and Permitting Guide (Checklist, Instructions, and Forms)
- Application Summary (webpage)
Notice of Commencement Form
- Paper Application (Used by Owner-Builder only)
Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement Form

 Fence

Commercial Fence
Application and Permitting Guide (Checklist, Instructions, and Forms)
Notice of Commencement Form
- Paper Application (Used by Owner-Builder only)
Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement Form

Residential Fence
Application and Permitting Guide (Checklist, Instructions, and Forms)
- Site Plan Sample Form
Notice of Commencement Form
- Paper Application (Used by Owner-Builder only)
Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement Form

 Fire

Application and Permitting Guide (Checklist, Instructions, and Forms)
Notice of Commencement Form
- Paper Application (Used by Owner-Builder only)
Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement Form

 Manufactured/Mobile Home/RV

Application and Permitting Guide (Checklist, Instructions, and Forms)
Impact Letter Form
- Mobile Home Owner Affidavit Form
Notice of Commencement Form
- Well Affidavit Form
- Paper Application (Used by Owner-Builder only)
Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement Form

 Mechanical

Application and Permitting Guide (Checklist, Instructions, and Forms)
Notice of Commencement Form
- Paper Application (Used by Owner-Builder only)
Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement Form

 Plumbing and Irrigation

Application and Permitting Guide (Checklist, Instructions, and Forms)
- Paper Application (Used by Owner-Builder only)
Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement Form

 Pool

Application and Permitting Guide (Checklist, Instructions, and Forms)
Notice of Commencement Form
- Paper Application (Used by Owner-Builder only)
Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement Form

 Roof and Roofovers

Application and Permitting Guide (Checklist, Instructions, and Forms)
- Existing Roof Retrofit Affidavit Form
Notice of Commencement Form
- Roof Pitch Agreement Form
- Roof Inspection Affidavit Form
- Paper Application (Used by Owner-Builder only)
Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement Form

- Application and Permitting Guide (Roofovers)

 Solar-Photovoltaic

Application and Permitting Guide (Checklist, Instructions, and Forms)
- Solar Roof Truss Affidavit Form
Notice of Commencement Form
- Paper Application (Used by Owner-Builder only)
Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement Form


Other Permit Types

Building Move

Application and Permitting Guide (Checklist, Instructions, and Forms)
Notice of Commencement Form
- Paper Application (Used by Owner-Builder only)
Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement Form

Demolition 

Application and Permitting Guide (Checklist, Instructions, and Forms)
Asbestos Affidavit Form
Notice of Commencement Form
- Paper Application (Used by Owner-Builder only)
Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement Form

Political Signs

Application and Permitting Guide (Checklist, Instructions, and Forms)
- Paper Application 

Signs

Application and Permitting Guide (Checklist, Instructions, and Forms)
Notice of Commencement Form
- Paper Application (Used by Owner-Builder only)
Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement Form

Special Events

- Application Summary Webpage
Application
- Procedure

Temporary Use

Application and Permitting Guide (Checklist, Instructions, and Forms)
Notice of Commencement Form
- Paper Application Temp Special Occasion Balloon/Sign (Used by Owner-Builder only)
- Paper Application Temp Use (Used by Owner-Builder only)
Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement Form

 Occupancy (Use)

Application and Permitting Guide (Checklist, Instructions, and Forms)
- Paper Application (Used by Owner-Builder only)
Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement Form


General Forms

 General Forms

Asbestos Affidavit Form
- Board of Adjustments and Appeals
- Dock Setback Agreement
eConnect User Agreement
Envelop Leakage (Blower Door) Test Report Form
Impact Letter Form
- Mastering Plans Form
- Mobile Home Owner Affidavit Form
Notice of Commencement Form
Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement Form
- Permit Completion Request Form
- Permit Extension Request Form
- Permit Withdrawal and Refund Request Form
- Private Provider Notice
- Revision/Deferral Form
Rollup Protection of Openings Form
- Existing Roof Retrofit Affidavit Form
- Roof Pitch Agreement Form
- Roof Inspection Affidavit Form
Solar Roof Truss Affidavit Form
- Subcontractor Form
- Subcontractor PIN Agreement Form
Threshold Building Affidavit Form
- Waiver of Hurricane Protection Affidavit
Well Affidavit Form






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