Community Development Department

Building Permit Applications

For The Village of Estero

Properties not located within the municipal boundary of The Village of Estero should contact the appropriate jurisdiction directly.

Note: Effective January 4, 2016 the Village of Estero is accepting Building Permit related applications for construction in the Village. A building permit is required if you plan to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure. A building permit is also required if you plan to install, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, provided the installation is regulated by the Florida Building Code (FBC).

Applications must be submitted directly to the Village Department of Community Development at their office located at 9401 Corkscrew Palms Circle, Suite 101, Estero, Florida. If you have any questions about the requirements, please call 239-221-5036 for assistance.

Village of Estero Ordinance addresses the following as projects and/or work that does not require a building permit.
The following individual improvements or repairs performed within a 12-month period to a single individual dwelling unit do not require a permit. This exemption does not apply to any combination of items that exceed $500.00 or improvements undertaken as part of a larger project or work being performed on multiple dwelling units:

(a) Replacement of windows, doors or garage doors, within any 12-month period, when less than 25 percent of the total glazed area.
(b) Replacement of a water heater.
(c) Replacement of plumbing or electric fixtures.
(d) Installation, replacement or repair of low voltage systems for the following:

(1) Telephones;
(2) Data transmission;
(3) Fire and security systems;
(4) Closed circuit and cable TV paging systems and speakers;
(5) Landscaping and pool lighting.

(e) Roof repair, including replacement of wood, within any 12-month period, when less than 25 percent of the total roof area.
(f) One hundred square feet or less of drywall, within any 12-month period, where no fire separation is involved.
(g) Garden or yard trellis. Must be less than 200 square feet in size and less than 12 feet in height.

Accessory building or structure setbacks must be observed and may not include electrical or plumbing.

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