Do I need a permit for a deck?
You will need to bring in three copies of a site plan showing required setbacks along with the location of deck. If deck is 30 inches above grade, you will need to submit 3 copies of engineered drawings from a licensed Florida engineer or Architect. If less than 30 inches and is not attached to the building (must be free standing) you can bring in construction drawings on how your building the deck, however If in v-zone, you will need an engineer to certify that it won’t break up and cause damage. The authority having jurisdiction has determined that Fort Myers Beach is exposure D.

Required specs are as noted:
Column size and width
Spacing- size of joists
Railing detail
Width of steps and riser distance
Size of beams
How it will be attached
How bolts and anchors are attached
Decking detail
Depth of posts

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1. When is a permit required? See the list of projects that require a permit and projects that do not. Watch an educational session about permits that was held during a meeting of Town Council.
2. Do I need a contractor?
3. What happens if I choose not to obtain the required permits?
4. How long is my permit good for?
5. How does a contractor get registered with the Town of Fort Myers Beach?
6. How do I extend my permit that is issued but about to expire?
7. If my permit has "failed" an inspection, is there an extra fee charged?
8. What is the current review period for building permits?
9. What do I need if I live in a condo and want to replace my windows?
10. Do I need a permit to Erect/ Replace a fence?
11. Do I need a permit for a deck?
12. How close can a pool enclosure/pool be to a seawall?
13. How close can you get to a non-seawalled natural body of water (Rip Rap)?
14. What is needed for minor Condo Renovations?
15. Do I need a permit for a Chickee hut?
16. What do I need to know when purchasing a property in Fort Myers Beach?