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Fort Myers Contractor Permits

City Permits

To view license requirements, definition, exams, books, and classes, please visit the Lee County Licenses page

Permits

Building (Structural)

A permit is required for the following types of work:

  • Aluminum Structure
  • Duplex
  • Shutter
  • Aluminum Structure w/Slab Addition
  • Fence / Wall
  • Shutter w/ Electric
  • Apartments (3-4 Units)
  • Garage / Carport
  • Siding / Soffit / Fascia
  • Apartments (5+ Units)
  • Generator
  • Single Family
  • Awnings
  • Marine Related
  • Single Family Attached
  • Commercial Building
  • Mobile Home
  • Trailer – Construction
  • Concrete Slab
  • Moving A Building
  • Trailer – Office / Sales
  • Demolition
  • Radio/TV Antenna/Satellite Dish
  • Windows/Doors/Shutter
  • Dumpster Enclosure
  • Shed/Utility Structure

Electrical

A permit is required for the following types of work:

  • Amps
  • Volts

Fuel Line / Gas Line

A permit is required for the following types of work:

  • LP
  • Natural
  • Gasoline
  • Diesel

Master Plan Application

A permit is required for the following types of work:

  • 1 & 2 Family
  • Pool / Spa
  • Windows
  • Awnings
  • Shed
  • Aluminum Structure
  • Shutters

Mechanical

A permit is required for the following types of work:

  • A/C (Replacement Like for Like)
  • A/C (New Unit)
  • Hood
  • Walk-In Cooler / Freezer

Master Plan Application

A permit is required for the following types of work:

  • 1 & 2 Family
  • Pool / Spa
  • Windows
  • Awnings
  • Shed
  • Aluminum Structure
  • Shutters

Plumbing/ Irrigation

A permit is required for the following types of work:

  • Plumbing (well or city water)
  • Irrigation (well or city water)

Pool/ Spa (PSP)

A permit is required for the following types of work:

  • Fountain
  • Pool – Above Ground
  • Pool – Below Ground
  • Pool w/ Spa – Below Ground
  • Spa – Above Ground
  • Spa – Below Ground

Roofing

A permit is required for the following types of work:

  • Re-Roof
  • Roof Over
  • Repair

Sign

A permit is required for the following types of work:

  • Billboard
  • Flag Pole
  • Ground Sign
  • Mosaic / Mural
  • Wall Sign

Site

A permit is required for the following types of work:

  • Driveway / Sidewalk (Not in ROW)
  • Site Work / Utilities
  • Tree Removal
  • Right-of-Way – Commercial
  • Sealing & Striping
  • Utility Connection
  • Right-of-Way – Double Driveway
  • Right-of-Way – Single Driveway

Solar

A permit is required for the following types of work:

  • Heating Pool
  • Water Heating
  • PV System

Temporary Event

A permit is required for the following types of work:

  • Tents 10 x 10 or smaller
  • Tents larger than 10 x 10
  • Temporary/Portable Toilets
  • Vendors
  • Serving Alcohol
  • Street Closure / Blockage*
  • Off-Site Parking
  • Day Tent & Vendor Set-Up
  • Time Tent & Vendor Set-Up

In the city of Fort Myers to apply for selected permit types electronically, all applicants must register by submitting a completed User’s Agreement which can be submitted by one of the following:

  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Fax: 239-344-5928
  • By mail or in person to:
    1825 Hendry St.
    Suite 101
    Fort Myers, FL 33901

Upon completion of the electronic registration process, the contractor may begin submitting permit applications electronically. Permit Applications and Resubmit/Revision Applications shall be submitted to the City of Fort Myers Permitting Office by email or by fax to 239-344-5928 prior to accessing ePlan to upload plans for review. Upon receipt, a complete review of the permit application will be conducted by City staff.

You may obtain permit status information by using the Permit Case Inquiry website.

For more information on the Permit Fees, please visit the City of Fort Myers website.