June 25th BCC meeting agenda item regarding Short Term Rentals will be heard no sooner than 1 p.m.

Building Permit Information Post-Hurricane

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The Building Plan Review and Inspection Division has developed informational materials to assist property owners post-hurricane

Building Permits addressing damages due to a hurricane or other disaster event will be made a priority

Information Regarding Substantial Damage Determination Letters

On October 18, 2017, County Staff, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the State of Florida Floodplain Management Office, began conducting site inspections to determine the level of damage to structures in the floodplain. The site inspections informed the County as to whether the structures were substantially damaged and the type of damage they incurred. The site inspections are required as part of the County’s participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). 

To learn more, please download the "Information Regarding Substantial Damage Determination Letters".

Damage Assessment Color Placards Info
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Press Release - Hurricane Damage Assessment and Description of Colored Tags

Area of Critical State Concern (ACSC) Overview

The Areas of Critical State Concern (ACSC) Program was created by the Florida Environmental Land and Water Management Act of 1972. The program is intended to protect resources and public facilities of major statewide significance, within designated geographic areas, from uncontrolled development that would cause substantial deterioration of such resources. For additional information, please download the ACSC information package prepared for your convenience: 

Area of Critical State Concern (ACSC) Information Package

Contractor Licensing Information

Please be advised that permitted repair work and the construction of a new structures must be done by a licensed contractor or as an owner builder, as defined by Florida Statutes. Collier County contractor licenses can be verified at the CityView Portal

State of Florida contractor licenses can be verified on the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation website:

Additional information regarding consumer protections can be found on the Florida’s Chief Financial Officer website:


Building Permit Application

Apply In Person

To apply for a building permit in person, visit the Growth Management Department located at:

2800 N. Horseshoe Drive
Naples, FL 34104
(239) 252-2400

Or visit the Immokalee Permitting Office located at:

310 Alachua St.
Immokalee, FL 34142
(239) 252-5733

Or visit the Everglades City Permitting Office located at:

102 Copeland Avenue

Everglades City, FL 34139

(239) 252-2378

Apply Online

You can also apply for a building permit online through the CityView Portal.

More building permit information can be found at:e-Permitting.

Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC)

ICC coverage is included under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Standard Flood Insurance Policy (SFIP). ICC helps policyholders with the costs incurred if they are required by the community building department to meet rebuilding standards after a flood. ICC coverage provides up to $30,000 to help pay for relocating, elevating, demolishing, and floodproofing (non-residential buildings), or any combination of these mitigation activities. The ICC portion of the claim is handled separately from the building and/or contents portion of the claim. However, the combination of payments cannot exceed the maximum coverage limits available through the NFIP. For example, a policyholder cannot receive more than $250,000 in claim payments for a residential building. Increased Cost of Compliance – Summary of ICC Claims Adjustment Process (ICC Brochure) 

Please note that this process requires an applicant to coordinate with Collier County Building Plan Review and Inspection Division and there may be upfront costs associated with the process requirements.

Increased Cost of Compliance Coverage Brochure 
FEMA Increased Cost of Compliance Coverage Fact Sheet


Hazard Mitigation Grant Program as an Individual 
HMGP Project Type Recommendation letter 
Overview of the Flood Mitigation Assistance Program

Please note these Grants require an applicant to coordinate with Collier County and there may be upfront costs associated with the process.


IMPORTANT: The initial damage assessment statistics provided by the County were generated from preliminary assessments immediately following Hurricane Irma and ongoing site visits made by Collier County building inspectors, as well as others licensed and contracted by the county to do so. 

The building inspectors conducted damage assessments to identify and categorize levels of damage to structures to report to FEMA and which guide recovery efforts. Damage assessment teams will continue to provide assessments in the coming weeks as required and when requested and the numbers will be updated as needed.  

As of September 28, 2017, over 70 structures were reported destroyed and over 1,000 structures were reported to have incurred major damage, as a result of Hurricane Irma.

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Building Plan Review and Inspection Division

 Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday 

Permit applications received after 3:00 p.m. will be processed the next business day.

2800 North Horseshoe Drive
Naples, FL 34104
Phone: (239) 252-2400

Immokalee Permitting Office
310 Alachua St., Immokalee, FL 34142
Phone: (239) 252-5733



Updated 5.28.19