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Applying for Building & Land Use Permits Electronically

The Growth Management Department (GMD) is now accepting application packages electronically through our E-Permitting program for most Building and Land Use permit types. Customers submit their documents through the GMD Public Portal, where our software guides them through the process of uploading their application package. The Portal also provides the tools to track their application, respond to insufficiency and correction letters, download their approved documents and schedule some types of inspections.

Using E-Permitting gives customers the ability to submit permit packages and review permit statuses at their convenience, even when Collier County offices are closed.

Please note, applications submitted over weekends or holidays will be processed the next business day. Just like paper packages brought to our offices, the permit review “clock” will begin when the package is accepted as sufficient and fees are paid.  Emails are sent to the applicant with submittal sufficiency status and fee payment information.


Getting Started with E-Permitting

New users must register for a GMD Public Portal account to submit permits or planning projects electronically:

  • Preferred Browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, and most current Internet Explorer.

  • Must have JAVA installed to upload documents.

  • CLICK HERE for the step-by-step guide to set up an account. 

  • Click this link to go to the GMD PUBLIC PORTAL ICON and begin the registration process.

Before submitting electronically for the first time, spending some time up front learning about the process is highly recommended.  Training options include:

  • Attending one of our E-Permitting training sessions to get some hands-on experience with the Portal process.

  • Review the training guides in paper or video format using the links from the tables below.  In particular, the training guides on submitting and resubmitting documents explain important details about naming documents, file size, and how to upload.


   Electronic Permitting Training   

If you are interested in training, please contact us.


Phone: Dianna Perrymann (239) 252-2965

 E-Permitting User Guides are located at the bottom of this webpage.


Important Differences when Submitting through E-Permitting

  • Documents that require a professional seal and signature must be digitally signed in accordance with professional requirements. The signer must provide a digital certificate to GMD for use in validating documents submitted electronically.

  • Each required document must be submitted as a single file. For example, a 15-page construction plan would be saved as one ConstructionPlan.pdf file. It would then be digitally signed once for the complete document, not signed on each page. Fifteen pages saved and submitted as individual pdf’s would be rejected.

  • Even though users will enter some of the information found on our applications as part of the E-Permitting process, application forms still need to be filled out and submitted. We know it seems repetitive, but to add input fields for all the information we collect on all our application types would make the Portal screens very difficult to navigate.

  • Approved documents will still be stamped by GMD. The stamp will be applied to the upper right corner of documents. Keeping this area free for us to stamp is appreciated.


Digital Signatures

Digital Signatures for design professionals, architects, engineers, surveyors, etc. must be on file with Collier County Growth Management Department prior to submitting plans electronically.

For more details contact the following:

Building Permits: and

Planning and Zoning: or call (239) 252-1036.


 Document Submittal Requirements

Documents submitted through the GMD Public Portal for Electronic Plan Review must meet the following criteria:

  • Submitted documents should be under 72MB in size.
  • Accepted file extensions:
    • pdf, xlsx, xls, cer, pfx, doc, docx
  • All plans shall be to scale.
  • Recommended naming conventions:
    • Keep filename consistent.
    • Avoid the use of non-friendly filenames. (ex. k9dk38fj3.pdf)
    • Avoid inappropriate language in filenames.
  • Submitted documents will be stamped at the conclusion of the review.
    • The stamp will be placed in the upper right hand corner of the document. It is recommended that this area, to the extent possible, be left blank so that no information is lost when the stamp is applied.
  • All Blank Building application forms for submittal can be found at Application Forms and Submittal Requirements page.
  • All Blank Planning application forms for submittal can be found at

    Zoning and Other Land Use Applications page

  • Any documents without a classification can be uploaded as “miscellaneous” (e.g. emails, cover letters, etc).
  • Please contact our office at (239) 252-2400 if you experience difficulties or have general questions.

User Guides

 Building Applications 

Building App Icon

 E-Permitting Guides 

(BLDG Guides Updated May 26, 2017)

Uploading Document to Conditions-Guide

Uploading_files_(initial submittal)_BLDG_Guide


Resubmitting_Documents_ (Corrections)_BLDG_Guide




Application Forms and Submittal Requirements

Building Review Home Page

Design Professional Acknowledgement of Submittal

On-line Payment (Fees)

Planning and Zoning Applications

Planning App Icon

 E-Permitting Guides

Uploading files (initial submittal) Guide PL

Submitting Pre-Application Meeting Guide PL

Submitting Application (after Pre-App Meeting) Guide PL

Submitting Application (Pre-App not required) Guide PL

Resubmitting Documents (Insufficiency) Guide PL




Digital Signature Acceptance Affidavit

FAQs Planning E-Permitting

On-line Payment (Fees)

Zoning and Other Land Use Applications Page  



Last Updated 3/14/19





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