by Ms. Pino on 13 October, 2022

Emergency Permitting Procedures after Hurricane Ian in Lee County.


Temporary Office Hours and Location Information

Office Location: 2115 Second St, Fort Myers FL, 33901

Services Provided for Building Permitting, Building Inspections, and Contractor Licensing:

Office Hours: 7 days a week, 9am-4pm (Beginning Wednesday 10/5/2022)

Services Provided for Well Permitting:

Please visit the Natural Resources website for more information. (Beginning Wednesday 10/5/2022)

Services Provided for DOT: 

DOT is currently not accepting any new applications, and has temporarily suspended inspection scheduling for all Driveway and Right of Way permits, until further notice.
Permitting Information

The first phase of the Disaster Recovery procedures focuses on helping residents and business owners obtain the necessary permits and inspections to correct the damage to their current inhabitable homes and businesses, with expedited permitting and review.

Certain permitting projects related to storm damage will be given priority over the processing of other work.

For a list of Record Types currently being permitted as part of Phase 1 of Disaster Recovery and for information related to the permitting requirements for each Record Type, please review the Disaster Recovery Permitting Requirements document. 

Work Not Requiring a Permit:

Removal of debris from on or inside a structure
Minor demolition to prevent injury or prevent further damage to buildings
Structural shoring and bracing
Replacement of broken glass within existing framing for windows and doors
Repair/Replacement of soffit and gutters
Roof Shingle replacement of 1 square of shingles (10ft x 10ft area, or less)
Minor non-structural repairs made to the exterior of structures
Repair of minor water leaks that do not involve structural, mechanical, or electrical systems. 

The FEMA 50% Rule is still in effect and will be enforced during review.  

Contractors are required to apply online via eConnect/ACA

Owner Builders may apply online or in person at the temporary Permitting Office, and are temporarily not required to come in person to sign the required documents.

Instead, they may upload the signed documents to the Record in eConnect/ACA or email documents and questions to">