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Port Charlotte, FL 33948

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Commercial Fire

The addition or changeout of any of the following: installation or removal of LP Tanks (above & below ground), LP Tank piping, installation or removal of other fuel tanks and piping, Suppression Systems, Commercial Kitchen Hoods, Fire Alarms, Fire Sprinklers, Spray Booths & Tents.

Required Forms & Documents

  • Application for Fire or Gas Permit (1 original signed): 2-page form
  • Checklist for Commercial Tent or Fire Permit Application: Checklist is for Tent Permit Applications only.
  • Owner's Permission Letter (2 copies): For tent permit applications only. Written permission of the property owner for the tent installation.
  • Notice of Commencement (1 copy recorded): Any improvement for which the direct contract price is greater than $5,000. If part of a larger permit (i.e. commercial building, etc.), may be included on the NOC for the whole project. Must be submitted prior to scheduling the first inspection.
  • Site Plan (2 copies or sets): Site plan for installation of LP tanks over 1000 gallons & tents.
  • Product Specifications (2 copies): Specifications of any product. For Tents, Certificate of Flame Resistance.
  • Drawings/Plans/Engineering (2 sets or copies): Drawings showing work being performed. Must be wet seal if applying for a permit through our office. Digitally signed & sealed engineered plans for contractors using our online portal.


At Time of Application
  • Building Flat Fee: $90
  • Surcharge: $4

Note: Payments by check should be made payable to either "CCBCC" or Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners. Payments are also accepted by Mastercard or Visa credit or debit cards.

Licenses That Can Pull This Permit Type

  • Owner-Builder: Not more than $75,000 in cost. Must not rent or sell the property within one (1) year of completion of the permit.
  • Certified Fire Sprinkler System: Depends upon scope of permit/work.
  • Certified Suppression System: Depends upon scope of permit/work.
  • Certified Gas Line Specialty: Depends upon scope of permit/work.
  • Certified Liquid Petro Gas: Depends upon scope of permit/work.
  • Certified HARV Class A: Depends upon scope of permit/work.

Department Reviews

  • Intake/Sufficiency: A review of the application & its required documents to verify completeness for acceptance and payment of initial fees.
  • Fire (if applicable): Ensure that the proposed structure or component will comply with the National Fire Prevention Code (NFPA).
  • Utilities: Ensure that the applicable regulations are followed in relation to connecting to water or sewer service provided by Charlotte County Utilities Department (CCUD).
  • Zoning: A review the proposed work for compliance with the land development regulations. This includes zoning, setbacks and any other regulations pertaining to the location and type of structure.

Typical Inspections

Inspection Type (IVR System Code):
  • Inspections for this permit depend on the scope of the permit, and will be listed on your Inspection Card.

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