Do I Need Permits?

Please take this opportunity to learn about the types of things in your community that require permits.

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PERMIT NEEDED?
Stormwater, Irrigation, Sewer and Water RepairsYES
Sealcoating, Paving/Mill of Parking Lots and RoadsYES
Tree Removal Native Species (Common Areas)YES
Preserve Area ModificationsYES
Land ClearingYES
Golf Course Modifications (Grading and Addition or Removal of Fill)YES
Lake Embankment RestorationYES
Clubhouse RenovationYES
Landscape Alterations in Common AreasYES
Tennis Courts, Bocce, Pickleball, BleachersYES
Underground PipingYES

Building permits are required from the City of Fort Myers to construct, alter, repair and move or demolish a building or structure and for change of building occupancy.

Other Permits are required for site work and alteration of land. The list below shows examples of common items that require Permits. (This list ls not all-inclusive)

DESCRIPTIONRESIDENTIALCOMMERCIAL
Above Ground PoolYESYES
AdditionsYES
YES
Air Conditioners (New or Replacement)YES
YES
AwningsYES
YES
CanopyYES
YES
Cell Tower / Antenna AlterationYES
YES
Change of OccupancyYES
YES
Construction Trailers----YES
DemolitionYES
YES
Doors (Exterior)YES
YES
DrivewaysYES
YES
Drywall (More than 100 Sq. Ft.)YES
YES
DumpsterYES
YES
Electrical (Additions or Modifications)YES
YES
Excavation or Addition Fill to PropertyYES
YES
Fence / WallYES
YES
Fill / Grading (Underground Tanks and Piping)YES
YES
Garage DoorsYES
YES
Generators (New and Replacement)YES
YES
Grease Traps----YES
Hoods----YES
In-Ground Pool / SpaYES
YES
In-Ground Pool Bottom RefinishingNOYES
IrrigationYESYES
Lake Embankment Restoration----YES
Land / Lot ClearingYES
YES
LandscapintNOYES
Light Poles (Street and Parking Lot Lighting)YES
YES
Lot SplitsYES
YES
Marine Docs, Bulkheads / SeawallsYES
YES
Painting ExteriorNONO
Paint Booths----YES
Parking Lot such as; (Paving, Re-Striping, Sealcoating or Replacing)YESYES
Plumbing (Relocation and Additions)YES
YES
PODS (Storage)YES
YES
Propane Tanks (Above & Below Ground)YES
YES
Recreational Amenities - (Basketball, Bocceball, Golf, Playground, Tennis)YES
YES
Remodel (Interior and Exterior)YES
YES
Roadways (Mill and Overlay, Paving, Restriping and Sealcoating)YES
YES
Roof (Repairs and New)YES
YES
Screen Enclosures (Lanai Cage, New and Renovation)YES
YES
Shed(s)YES
YES
ShuttersYES
YES
SidewalksYES
YES
Signs----YES
Solar PanelsYES
YES
Special Event (One-day Fundraisers, Auctions, Art shows, Etc.)YES
YES
Speed Bumps----YES
Sewer and Water RepairsYES
YES
Temporary Use (Farmer's Markets, Temporary Storage)YES
YES
Test Borings----YES
Tiki HutsYES
YES
Tree Removal (Native Species)YES
YES
Utilities - (Underground - Swere, Water, Gas, Etc.)YES
YES
Walk-In Cooler----YES
Water Heater (Replacement & Installation)NOYES
Windows (New and Replacement)YES
YES