Building Services

The Florida Building Code Update Effective December 31, 2020 at Midnight.

Effective December 30th, 2020 in our transition to being paperless, your permit and master plan submittals are now to be submitted electronically and must be certified to the Florida Building Code 7th Edition (2020.)

The new forms are available on the Building Services Applications & Forms page.

For more information about the code or to purchase the code, visit

Permitting/E-Services and Inspections

iWorQ systems, a web based program allows citizens to submit and receive permits and plans through our system, reducing the paper, fuel, and time associated with permitting.

If you are searching for record information or paying fees, you are not required to create an account.

  1. To submit your application, click on the REQUEST PORTAL.
  2.  Citizens can create a login through the request portal but it is not required.
  3. Once logged in, click on “enter request”. Complete the appropriate fields, upload drawings and hit submit. Once staff approves the request, you will receive an email from the permitting department with the permit number.
  4. When ready to check the status of your application/permit or print the permit board and approved drawings click on PERMIT PORTAL.
  5. When ready to check the status of your zoning or development services application, and/or print approved documents you enter the PROJECT PORTAL.

    To schedule Inspections online or over the phone, an access code is required. Once you obtain your access code you may use that for all future permits. The access code should be obtained by the contractor or owner from the Permitting Department at the time of pick up or by calling 239-765-0202. Schedule inspections online or call 888-991-5867.

Request Portal Submittal Requirements

Note: (Owners can submit online) Pursuant to the owner-builder exemption 489.1.3(1) but must pick up their permits at the Town of Fort Myers Beach permitting office.

REQUEST PORTAL                  PERMIT PORTAL                  


  1. Carl Benge

    Assistant Community Development Director
    Phone: 239-940-0744

  1. Chadd Chustz

    Environmental Project Manager
    Phone: 239-765-0202 ext. 1312

  1. Andrew Garry

    Permitting Technician
    Phone: 239-765-0202 ext. 1302

  1. Ilen Exposito Lopez

    Permitting Technician
    Phone: 239-765-0202 ext. 1305

  1. Jack McStravic

    Building Official
    Phone: 239-284-0446

  1. Kendra Rosa

    Zoning Technician & Permitting Analyst
    Phone: 239-765-0202 ext. 1311

  1. Steve Wick

    Coastal Resources, Certified Flood Plain Manager
    Phone: 239-478-9270