How do I check the status of an existing building permit?
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  • Scroll down to “Guide to permitting/E-Services and Inspections,” go to the fourth bullet, click on the PERMIT PORTAL.

In the IWorQ citizen request portal system, requests sent in through the citizen engagement request portal (including, but not limited to, permit applications) are now trackable from the customer side through the same request portal page that is used to submit a citizen request. The Citizen Request Portal link is posted on the Building Services website:

Citizen Request Portal

Click on the REQUEST PORTAL to submit your request. 

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After clicking on the request portal link, you can view request progress by clicking on the “Find Your Request Here” icon: 


Request status can be located in a number of different ways by choosing various options from the pull-down menu. Select your choice, enter your identifying information into the “Search” field, and click the “Search” button:


When results appear, click "View" on your request. 


The request status will be shown on the next screen:


A status of “pending” means that the request has been received and is still in the incoming queue. It will be processed in the order received. When the request is processed, a notification of the change of status will be emailed to the email address provided by the permit applicant. 

Once a complete permit application is received (all required documents and information is received in one permit application request with all documents properly completed), a permit number is created and the documents are forwarded for building code review and various other reviews as applicable for that project. A notification of the change of status is emailed to the email address provided by the permit applicant.  

Once a permit is created and a permit number is issued, the permit status becomes trackable online through the IWorQ Permit Portal. Note that this is different than the Citizen Request Portal mentioned previously. This link is also posted at the Building Services page: 

Permit Portal


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1. Am I in the jurisdiction of the Town of Fort Myers Beach if I have a Fort Myers Beach U.S. postal service address?
2. How long is my permit good for?
3. When is a permit required?
4. What happens if I choose not to obtain the required permits?
5. How do I submit my paperwork for a rebuild and obtain an issued permit?
6. Glass windows and doors--what is the requirement for replacement of windows and doors? Is there a requirement for a certain level of "hurricane" glass?
7. Where can I find the forms to submit a building permit application?
8. What is the current review period for building permits and how do I contact my reviewer?
9. PERMITS GENERAL (category)
10. How do I check the status of an existing building permit?
11. What are the requirements for a site plan?
12. Which permit do I get for a temporary power pole?
13. Where can I send my general building permit questions? (i.e. fence, remodel, single family home, etc.)
14. How do I extend my permit that is issued but about to expire?
15. Do I need a permit to Erect/ Replace a fence?
16. How much do permits cost?
17. How do I pay for my building permit?
18. How can I respond to a rejection letter that I received from one of the reviewers about my building permit application?
19. How can I submit my building permit application paperwork?
20. What happens if my permit expires?
21. What is a Notice of Commencement (NOC), do I need to file one, and how do file my NOC?
22. Should we get this far, what is the anticipated time frame for obtaining a building permit?
23. Are you currently issuing permits for repair of hurricane damaged homes, or will there be a delay before you begin to issue permits?
24. How close can a pool enclosure/pool be to a seawall?
25. Do I need a permit for a deck?
26. Do I need a permit for a Chickee hut?
27. Only drywall, baseboards, cabinets and finished flooring was damaged in our home. Do I need a building permit and repair/improvement cost form to repair these damages?
28. APPRAISALS (category)
29. Given that the appraisal is higher than the tax assessed value, will this trigger a requirement for a second appraisal?
30. Will an AVM "appraisal" be an accepted alternative appraisal method?
31. CONDOS (category)
32. What do I need if I live in a condo and want to replace my windows?
33. The bottom level of our building was severely damaged by the hurricane. Can ground level areas be rebuilt?
34. What is needed for minor Condo Renovations?
35. CODE (category)
36. How close can you get to a non-seawalled natural body of water (Rip Rap)?
37. What are the code requirements for construction in Fort Myers Beach?
38. What are the rules for swimming pool barriers in Florida and what are my responsibilities as a property owner?
39. CONTRACTORS (category)
40. Does the town have a list of registered contractors?
41. Do I need a contractor? What does it mean to be an "owner builder?"
42. Can you recommend an engineer/architect/contractor?
43. How does a contractor get registered with the Town of Fort Myers Beach?
44. DEMOLITION (category)
45. I’ve decided to demolish my building as it was substantially damaged. Will the city be removing my home?
46. How do I acquire a demolition permit?
47. I’ve decided to demolish my home. What is my next step?
48. ELEVATION (category)
49. Where do I find the elevation of my home?
50. Is it possible to elevate my existing building?
51. What is the “lowest floor” of a building and what is the elevation reference point which must be elevated above the minimum elevation?