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Port Charlotte, FL 33948

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Residential Driveway

Construction of a residential driveway. If the driveway is located only in the ROW, please apply for a ROW permit instead.

Required Forms & Documents

  • Application for Construction Permit (1-page form) 1 original signed.
  • Site Plan (2 copies or sets): May be hand drawn but must be legible, showing all easements and property line as well as drawn to scale
  • Notice of Commencement (NOC) (1 copy recorded): Any improvement for which the direct contract price is greater than $2,500. Must be submitted prior to scheduling the first inspection.
  • 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 or lease of the property is prohibited for 1 year from permit completion).
  • Owner-Builder Permits Information: Please read this information about what & who may qualify for an Owner-Builder permit. An Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement form must be completed.
  • Affidavit for Accessory Structures Not Requiring a Zoning Inspection (1 signed, notarized & recorded copy): Affidavit is mandatory and eliminates the need for a zoning inspection. Setbacks cannot be field located without a survey and site staking of the property lines.


On Application
  • Zoning Review: $22
At Issuance
  • Line & Grade: $310

Licenses That Can Pull This Permit Type

  • Owner-Builder: Must not rent or sell the property for one (1) year from completion of the permit.
  • Certified Building
  • Certified General
  • Certified Residential
  • Local Concrete Masonry
  • Local Concrete Place and Finish
  • Registered Building
  • Registered General
  • Registered Residential

Review Disciplines

  • Intake/Sufficiency: An "at the counter" intake/sufficiency review of the application & its required documents to verify completeness for acceptance and payment of initial fees.
  • 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.

Typical Inspections/Certifications/As Builts

Inspection Type (IVR System Code):
  • ROW Line and Grade (810)
  • ROW Pipe (814)
  • ROW Final (985)

Note: Fee 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.

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