Review times vary based on permit type, complexity, and the number of reviews required by law. Demolition, roofing, and over-the-counter trade permits are generally processed within hours, but allow up to ten to fifteen business days for review of new developments such as new single-family homes and commercial projects. If your permits require corrections, the permit applicant will need to resend corrected documents and this will extend the total processing/review times accordingly. When the reviews are complete, the permitting desk will contact the applicant via email.
The Town of Fort Myers Beach Building Services division is a small division with no building code plans examiners or building code inspectors budgeted as Town positions. The Town utilizes a private provider for floodplain reviews, building code reviews, and building code inspections. Please email or call the licensed plans examiner or inspector who conducted your plan review (their contact information is provided with their review comments) if you have questions about their review or inspection, or need a clarification of their correction comments. Applicants with questions about permit processing can address their questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the project address. The permitting staff will then be able to locate the exact application in the system and help them.
If your permit is for construction involving a residential building with 3 or more units or a non-residential building, the permit application will also be reviewed by the Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District. The Fire District has provided the following time estimates for their review of permits: