Building, Permitting, & Inspections Division

About the Division
The Building, Permitting and Inspections Division is responsible for:
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Current Building Code 
The Fifth Edition (2014) of the Florida Building Code (FBC) has been adopted by the State and is in effect at the City of Fort Myers as of June 30, 2015.  This includes the Accessibility, Building, Energy Conservation, Existing Building, Fuel Gas, Mechanical, Plumbing and Residential Codes.  All permit applications submitted on or after the effective 
date referenced above are subject to compliance with the aforementioned code editions.

Current Electrical Code
The 2011 edition of the National Electric Code is in effect at the City of Fort Myers as of June 30, 2015.  All permit applications submitted on or after the effective date are subject to compliance with the revised code edition.
 

Current Fire Prevention Code
The 5th (2014) Edition of the Florida Fire Prevention Code (NFPA) has been adopted by the state and became effective in all jurisdictions on December 31, 2014.  All permit applications submitted on or after the effective dates reflected above, are subject to compliance with the aforementioned code editions. Please direct any questions concerning this matter to the State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation at 850-487-1385.

Mission Statement
To assure the public safety through effective, efficient, quality enforcement of the Florida Building Code through review and approval of construction plans, issuance of construction and other permits, field inspection of construction work, and issuance of certificates of occupancy.