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Posted on: October 12, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Hurricane Ian Daily Update: Tuesday October 11, 2022

Watch the  Tuesday Oct. 11, 2022, Hurricane Ian recovery update from FMB Mayor Ray Murphy

For the FMB registered contractors list mentioned click on:

To reach the Building, Permits and Inspections staff or to send copies of structural or electrical inspections, use email address

 Use following link for FAQ's:

  • How does a contractor get registered with the Town of Fort Myers Beach?
  • How do I access existing permit information on the Town website?
  • How do I apply for a building permit?
  • What are the procedures for debris removal?
  • Can I put a tarp on my roof and is there help available?
  • Can I occupy a structure and/or connect electric service?
  • Is there a recommended or approved list of engineers or contractors available?
  • Does the professional engineer or electrical contractor need to be licensed in Florida?
  • How can I verify that someone holds an active license as an engineer or electrical contractor in the State of Florida?
  • What is the “50% rule” for substantial improvement or substantial damage?
  • Where can I get more information regarding Substantial Improvement/Substantial Damage (the 50% rule)?
  • What is the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) and what is freeboard?
  • How do I find the assessed value of my structure and calculate my total cost of proposed construction work?
  • What requires a building permit?
  • What does not require a permit? 
  • Do you have any tips for rebuilding?

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