Building Services & Permitting Services

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Effective September 22, 2022, all contractors registered with the Town MUST be a licensed contractor through the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR).

Contractors licensed through the Lee County Contractor Licensing Board will not be allowed to register with the Town or apply for building permits.

The Florida Building Code Update became effective on December 31, 2020 at Midnight.

Effective December 30, 2020, in our transition to being paperless, your permit and master plan submittals are now to be submitted electronically and must be certified to the Florida Building Code 7th Edition (2020.)

The new forms are available on the Building Services Applications & Forms page.

For more information about the code or to purchase the code, visit

Building permit fee schedule


Use iWorQ, our online permitting service to:

  • Search and view permit
  • View status
  • Download/ print approved documents
  • Pay fees
  • Schedule inspections


If you are searching for record information or paying fees, you are not required to create an account.

Guide to permitting/E-Services and Inspections

iWorQ systems, a web based program that allows citizens to submit Building applications, Zoning applications, Development Orders, Limited Development Orders, Zoning verification requests, etc. and receive permits and plans through our system remotely, reducing the paper, fuel, and time associated with permitting.

Email for any permitting questions: 

Email for updating license, liability, and workman's com;

Email for any zoning questions;


  • To submit your application, click on the REQUEST PORTAL.    Request Portal Submittal Requirements
  • Citizens can create a login through the request portal but it is not required.
  • Once logged in, click on “enter request”. Complete the appropriate fields,      upload drawings and hit submit. Once staff approves the request, you will receive an email from the permitting department with the permit number.
  • When ready to check the status of your application/permit or print the permit     board and approved drawings click on PERMIT PORTAL.
  • When ready to check the status of your zoning or development services application, and/or print approved documents you enter the PROJECT PORTAL .

Note: (Owners can submit online) Pursuant to the owner-builder exemption 489.1.3(1) but must pick up their permits at the Town of Fort Myers Beach permitting office.

Scheduling Inspections

The Town offers 3 options for citizens to schedule inspections.

  1. Permit portal online. An access code is required. Once you obtain your access code you may use that for all future permits. The access code can be obtained by calling the Permitting Department at 239-765-0202. 
  2. Email request to
  3. Call 239-765-0202 ext # 8008

Provide the following info when scheduling your inspection. 

  • Permit #
  • Site address of the property
  • Inspection type/code (located on your permit board)
  • Contact # along with any notes or special instructions for the inspector    

Inspection appointments are not available at this time.

Please be aware that inspections scheduled after 4pm will not be scheduled until the following business day

Required on jobsite at time of inspection

  • Inspection permit board
  • Recorded Notice of Commencement
  • Approved plans (JOBSITE COPY)
  • NOA's or Product Approvals
  • Threshold paperwork (if applicable)
  • Private Provider paperwork (if applicable)

If your permit requires any fire inspections, schedule by emailing: along with the permit number, site address, inspection type and any notes to the inspector.                    

  1. Steve Streder

    Building Official

  2. Ilen Exposito Lopez

    Permit Supervisor

  3. Andrew Garry

    Permitting Technician

Are you a prospective homeowner or current homeowner with questions about building services, planning or zoning? 

Walk in appointments to ask quick questions are available on Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to Noon

Appointments are recommended to limit wait times. 

Schedule appointments at


Walk in Tuesdays are not for design professionals or property owners who have hired design professionals. Questions and answers about properties that involve design professionals tend to be more complex and take more time to research. Please schedule a meeting at

  1. Carl Benge

    Assistant Community Development Director
    Phone: 239-940-0744

  1. Chadd Chustz

    Environmental Projects Manager
    Phone: 239-765-0202 ext. 1312

  1. Andrew Garry

    Permitting Technician
    Phone: 239-765-0202 ext. 1302

  1. Ilen Exposito Lopez

    Permit Supervisor
    Phone: 239-765-0202 ext. 1305

  1. Kendra Rosa

    Zoning Technician & Permitting Analyst
    Phone: 239-765-0202 ext. 1311