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941.743.1200
18500 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL 33948

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Community Development

Mission: To administer and enforce the county's land development & building construction regulations, the Florida Building Code, and the preparation and implementation of the county's Comprehensive Plan.

Automated Inspection Request System (AIRS) phone: 941.833.4086. Available 24/7. Must call by 11:59 pm for next day service.

Online inspection scheduling: Contractors only. Available 24/7. Request must be made by 11:59 pm to be eligible for next day service.

Permit counter and phone hours (except holidays): 

  • Monday - 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Phones are not answered after 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday through Friday - 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Phones are not answered after 4:30 p.m.

Inspector hours: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (in the field only) Monday through Friday (holidays).

Department News

Unlicensed Contracting is a Felony

Unlicensed Contracting is a Felony

Sep. 27, 2022 10:47 am

Unlicensed contracting during a state of emergency is a felony.

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County Urges Contractor Storm Preparations

County Urges Contractor Storm Preparations

Sep. 25, 2022 9:31 am

Now is a good time to think about securing construction job sites.

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County Commission Schedules Emergency Meeting Sept. 26

County Commission Schedules Emergency Meeting Sept. 26

Sep. 23, 2022 12:47 pm

Emergency County Commission meeting scheduled for Sept. 26.

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