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18500 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL 33948

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Online Services

The Community Development Department offers a 24/7 Citizen Access Portal to interact with the county's permits, licenses & code violations database. The portal can be accessed at::

Internet Browsers

 Our Citizen Access Portal currently supports only the following web browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 & 9
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox 17
  • Google Chrome 23
  • Safari 5
  • Opera 12

If you experience difficulties with the Citizen Access Portal, first check the following:

  1. Verify that you are using one of the supported web browsers listed above.
  2. If Internet Explorer is used, turn on Compatibility View.

If you continue to experience difficulties, please contact Community Development at 941.743.1277, 941.743.1201 or

Available Services

For Contractors (enrollment/registration required):

  • Apply for permits.
  • Pay fees with a Mastercard or VISA.
  • Track permits through the plan review/permitting process.
  • Schedule Inspections (except final inspections that require the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy).


  • Conduct permit searches (including archived permits).
  • Search for Licensed Contractors.
  • Report code violations.
  • Track code compliance cases.

Note: inspections can also be scheduled by phone using the automated inspection request system (AIRS) phone 941.833.4086. Final inspections requiring the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy cannot be scheduled online or through the automated system and must be scheduled by calling 941.743.1201 to speak to a Customer Service Specialist

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