City of Cape Coral
1015 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33990
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Documents Required for Permits

Welcome to the Department of Community Development. The links below will help you find the applications and guildelines you will need to start the permitting process. What is your project?
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Notice of Commencement Instructions:
A completed Notice of Commencement (NOC) needs to be recorded at Lee County Clerk of Courts and a certified copy brought back to City Hall at 1015 Cultural Park Blvd.  if the value of the project is $2,500 or more.

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Above Ground Pool
-Guidelines
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Pool and deck plans, including anchor details (2 copies) (check guidelines for more details)
-Site plan (2 copies), showing location of pool, electrical poles and lines and pool anchors (see guidelines for more details)
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Addition
-Guidelines - Commercial
-Guidelines - Residential
-Application
-Burrowing Owl/Gopher Affidavit (if adding footprint to house)
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Elevation Certificate
-FEMA paperwork (if property is in a special hazard flood zone)
-Warranty Deed (if applicable)
-Detailed plans of the proposed work, sealed by an engineer (2 copies)  (see guidelines for more details)
-Site Plan (if applicable) (2 copies) (check guidelines for more details)
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees
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Air Conditioning Change Out

-Guidelines - Commercial
-Guidelines - Residential
 -Application
-HVAC Data Sheet.doc
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Mandatory Duct Certification

-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $7,500 or more)
No Condo Association letter required for a Condo
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Alternative Seawall
-Guidelines
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Site Plan (2 copies)
-Engineering plans (2 copies)
-Warranty Deed (if applicable)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Boat Canopy
-Guidelines - Residential
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Manufacturer's Specifications/Installation Instructions (2 copies)
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Boat Lift/Wood Dock
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Detailed Dock Construction (2 copies)
-Boat Lift Engineering (if applicable) (2 copies)  If a boat lift is used, a hold harmless* letter must be
  submitted (2 copies)
-Site Plan (2 copies)
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
*Hold harmless is a notarized letter stating that the City is not responsible for the integrity of a used boat lift.
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Concrete Dock
-Guidelines
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Detailed Dock Construction plans (2 copies)
-Boat Lift Engineering (if applicable) (2 copies)
-Site Plan (2 copies)
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Concrete Slab
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Site Plan (2 copies) showing location of slab, including size, footer or no footer, fiber or wire mesh
 & thickness of slab.
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Driveway - Additon or Replacement 
(i.e. concrete to paver driveway)
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Site Plan (3 copies), including size of additional driveway.  If circular driveway, must include width of new driveway and width between driveways (20 ft. minimum)
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Electrical Miscellaneous
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Condos need a notarized letter from the Condo Association board member unless the board member signs the NOC and includes their title. 
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Fence
-Guidelines
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Site plans (2 copies)  (see guidelines for more details)
Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Garage Door Replacement
-Guidelines
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Garage door specifications (2 copies)  (see guidelines for more details)
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Generator - Residential
-Guidelines
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Lawn Irrigation
-Application
IRRIGATION APPLICATION
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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LP Tanks
-Guidelines
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Site Plan (2 copies) showing tank, piping, gas connections and size of line piping
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Photovoltaic
-Commercial Guidelines
-Residential Guidelines
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Roof layout (2 copies showing location of solar panels indicating backup battery location)
-Solar Heater Engineering (2 copies)
-Summary Information Sheet
Must be applied for by a Licensed Solar Contractor
-Fees (see electric misc. w/plan review)
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Plumbing Re-Pipe
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
Condos need a notarized letter from the Condo Association board member unless the board member signs the NOC and includes their title. 
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Pool
-Guidelines - Residential
-Guidelines - Commercial
-Application
-Burrowing Owl/Gopher Affidavit
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Site Plan (2 copies)
-Pool layout (2 copies)
-Pool engineering (2 copies) raised seal, if not mastered
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Pool Cage
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Screen enclosure engineering, raised seal, if not mastered (2 copies)
-Authorization letter from engineer giving permission for use of screen engineering (2 copies; at least one must be raised seal)
-Site Plan (2 copies)
-Aluminum Structure Design Worksheet (2 copies)
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Remodel
-Guidelines
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Elevation Certificate
- HVAC Data Sheet.doc
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-FEMA paperwork (if property is in a flood zone)
-Warranty Deed (if applicable)
-Detailed plans of the proposed work if there are structural changes, sealed by an engineer (2 copies)
-Site Plan (if applicable) (2 copies)
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees 
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Replace a Window or Door
-Guidelines
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more
-Floor plan or site plan showing locations
-Window/Door Specifications  (see guidelines for more details)
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Re-Sod
Re-Sod permits are needed only if re-sodding right-of-way area/swale area (1st 15 feet of property)
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Site plan (1 copy)
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Retaining Wall with Existing Pool
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Site plan (2 copies) showing location of retaining wall and construction details
-Retaining wall details (2 copies) over 7 blocks high, sealed plans required
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Retaining Wall with New Pool
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Site plan (2 copies) showing pool and retaining wall
-Retaining wall detail (2 copies)
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Roofing Miscellaneous
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Condos need a notarized letter from the Condo Association board member unless the board member signs the NOC and includes their title. 
-Roof Data Sheet (2 copies)
-Sheathing Secondary Water Barrier Affidavit
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Screen Enclosure Replacement
-Guidelines
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Site plan (2 copies)
-Screen enclosure engineering (2 copies), sealed unless mastered with the City
-Authorization letter from engineer giving permission for use of screen engineering (2 copies; at least one raised seal)
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Screen Room/Pan Roof
-Guidelines
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Site plan (2 copies)
-Screen room/pan roof engineering (2 copies), sealed
-Authorization letter from engineer giving permission for use of screen engineering (2 copies; at least one raised seal)
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Seawall
-Guidelines
-Application
-Burrowing Owl/Gopher Tortoise Affidavit
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Warranty Deed (if applicable)
-Copy of DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) permit (if applicable)
-Site plans (2 copies
-City of Cape Coral Engineering Application with sealed survey (2 copies) (If proposed seawall is going between 2 existing seawalls, then this form is not needed)
-Prior approval is needed from the Army Corps of Engineers if the parcel is on the Caloosahatchee River or a spreader canal.
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Seawall with Concrete Dock
-Application
-Burrowing Owl/Gopher Tortoise Affidavit
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Warranty Deed (if applicable)
-Copy of DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) permit (if applicable)
-Site plans (2 copies
-City of Cape Coral Engineering Application with sealed survey (2 copies) (If proposed seawall is going between 2 existing seawalls, then this form is not needed)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Seawall Repair
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Site plan (2 copies)
-Repair engineering (2 copies)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Shed
-DCA Approved Guidelines
-Non-DCA Approved Guidelines
-Shed Placement Examples
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Site Plan (2 copies) (see guidelines for more details)
-Shed Manufacturer details, raised sealed, if not mastered (2 copies)
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Shutters/Awnings
-Guidelines
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Floor plan or site plan showing where shutters will be installed (2 copies)
-Shutter Design (2 copies) 
-Design Pressure Sheet (2 copies)  (see guidelines for more details)
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Skylight
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Floor plan showing the location of the skylight (2 copies)
-Skylight Engineering (2 copies)
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Soffit/Fascia
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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Solar Heater
-Application
-Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner)
-Notice of Commencement (applicable if the value of the project is $2,500 or more)
-Solar Heater engineering (2 copies)
-Roof layout showing location of solar panels (2 copies)
-Summary Information Sheet (2 copies)
-Schedule Inspections (permit must be issued)
-Fees (other department fees may apply)
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