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Residential Demolition

Demolition of all or part of a residential structure including principle and accessory structures.

Required Forms & Documents

  • Application for Construction Permit (1 original signed)
  • Demolition of Structures for Zoning Conformance (1 copy): This form is used to document the extent of demolition and responsibilities. Form is to be used ONLY for demolition of a building or structure. Please submit or upload with permit application.
  • Drawings/Plans/Engineering (2 copies/sets): Sketch site plan or floor plan clearly indicating the area or structure(s) to be demolished. If it is a full demolition, the site plan is required. If it is an interior demolition, the floor plan with scope of work is required. Must be wet seal if applying for a permit through our office. Digitally signed and sealed engineered plans for contractors using our online portal.
  • Notice of Commencement (1 copy signed and recorded): Any improvement for which the direct contract price is greater than $5,000. Must be submitted prior to scheduling the first inspection.
  • Owner-Builder Permit Information: Please read this information about what and who may qualify for an Owner-Builder permit. An Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement Form must be completed.
  • Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement (1 original, personally signed at the permit counter): Eligible Owner-Builders must complete this form in person at the time of application. Required by Florida law in order to be exempt from having to be a licensed contractor (sale, rental or lease of the property is prohibited for 1 year from permit completion).


At Time of Application
  • Building Flat Fee: $90
  • Surcharge: $4
At Time of Issuance
  • Right-Of-Way Review: $90
  • Zoning Review: $22

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: Must not rent or sell the property within one (1) year of completion of the permit.
  • Certified Building
  • Certified General
  • Certified Residential
  • Registered Building
  • Registered General
  • Registered Residential

Department Reviews

  • Intake/Sufficiency: A review of the application, and its required documents to verify completeness for acceptance and payment of initial fees.
  • Building: A review of the proposed work to ensure that the structure will be in compliance with the applicable structural requirements of the Florida Building Code. This also includes wind loads and flood loads.
  • Historical Preservation: A review of the proposed work for compliance with historical preservation regulations for properties located in a Historical Buffer.
  • Right-of-Way: A review the proposed work for impacts to the county right-of-way (ROW) and/or easements and determine what, if any, inspections will be required.
  • 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.
  • Permit Issuance: At this point, work may commence. The applicant will receive an approved copy of the permit package, and an Inspection Card to be posted at the site.

Typical Inspections

Inspection Type (IVR System Code):
  • Building Final (925): Made after all work is complete. Electrical, mechanical, plumbing, driveway and tree final inspections may be made prior to the building final inspection.
  • Electric Disconnected (939)
  • Plumbing Capped Off (941)
  • ROW Final (985)
  • Zoning Final (965)

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