Electronic Permits and Plan Review

NOTICE

The City of Fort Myers Community Development Department has converted to the new Software, Tyler EnerGov, as of Friday October 23, 2020. Please visit the EnerGov Customer Self Service Portal and see our new instructional videos. Inspections (video) Apply for Permit (video)

Electronic User's Agreement

To participate in this process, all applicants must register by submitting a completed User's Agreement.  Licensed Contractor's and Design Professionals (if required by permit) must complete and submit the Licensed Contractor Agreement, and all Non-Licensed Applicant's must complete and submit the Agreement for Non-Licensed Contractors by:

Email e-permits@cityftmyers.com

By mail or in person to:

1825 Hendry St.
Suite 101
Fort Myers, FL 33901 

Design Professional Digital Signature Affidavit

Design professionals must also complete and submit the Design Professional Digital Signature Affidavit prior to submitting any documents to the City in electronic format.  

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  The Florida Administrative Code that regulates the use of a digital signature by an engineer has been updated; specifically 61G15-23.005(3). We will begin enforcing this rule, giving you the following options:

  • If you purchased a digital signature through a third party you will need to include the additional text required in 61G15-23.005(3)(d)1 and 2.   The text must be located next to your digital signature on the document and placed there prior to the digital signature being applied.
  • If you created a digital signature using the Acrobat Adobe Professional program and registered the serial number with City of Fort Myers you have 2 options:
  1. You can continue to use the digital signature you have registered with us but you will need to include the additional text required in 61G15-23.005(3)(d)1 and 2.  The text must be located next to your digital signature on the document and placed there prior to the digital signature being applied.
  2. You can create a new digital signature, which includes the text required in 61G15-23.005(3)(d)1 and 2 see the link to the directions below, and submit a new Design Professional Digital Signature Affidavit to City of Fort Myers, Building Division. 

This was a change implemented by the State that you are required to comply with, and we are required to enforce. We apologize for any inconvenience, and will make every effort to work with you to prevent any delays with your next couple of submittals, however, will reject any subsequent submittals that are deemed non-compliant.  If you have any questions please call Permitting staff at (239)-321-7925 for assistance.

Submitting Permit Applications Electronically

Upon completion of the electronic registration process, the contractor may begin submitting permit applications electronically. 

Permit Applications and Resubmit/Revision Applications shall be submitted to the City of Fort Myers Permitting Office through the EnerGov Customer Self Service Portal. The customer will upload both the application and any required plans through the portal. Upon receipt, a complete review of the permit application and plans will be conducted by City staff.

If corrections are required, notification will be sent to the applicant, using the email address provided on the application, outlining the required corrections. The applicant must make the necessary corrections, and upload the revised application or plans to the EnerGov Customer Self Service Portal.

If no corrections are required, the applicant will be notified of the fees due, which can be paid online through the EnerGov Customer Self Service Portal.

Upon verification of payment, the permit will either move into the plan review for those cases requiring technical plan review, or issued upon receipt of all required documents.

EnerGov Customer Self Service Portal

www.cityftmyers.com/EnerGov

Links to the instructional videos for EnerGov

Inspections

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