What do I need to know when purchasing a property in Fort Myers Beach?

When you are purchasing a home or property in Fort Myers Beach, it is best to use a licensed realtor who is experienced in buying and selling in FMB. 

The realtor should have expertise in the various steps that they need to take to make sure they are properly researching and advising you about construction or remodel requirements necessary with the Town, Lee County, FEMA and any other organizations that would have an impact on your purchase. 

The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce has a section on its website about real estate services. The Town shares this information for your convenience only. It should not be interpreted as an endorsement for any particular business or realtor.  

It would also be a good idea to consult with an attorney about the purchase. 

 General tips from moving.com about buying a beach property.

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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?