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Suspension of Building Inspections in Existing Dwelling Units

Effective Date: 3/20/2020

Category: Inspections


Starting Monday, March 23, 2020 the Charlotte County Community Development Department will be suspending building inspections on existing residential single-family and multi-family dwelling units until further notice in an effort to minimize the exposure of COVID-19.  This would include existing single-family homes, duplexes, condos, apartments, group homes, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. 

Inspections on new construction residential and commercial buildings will continue but we ask you limit the number of workers in the buildings while the inspection is taking place. Inspections on residential and commercial accessory structures (docks, seawalls, pools, boatlifts, sheds, garages, cages) will continue as long as the inspector doesn’t have to enter the dwelling unit to access the accessory structure. 

Should there be a need for an inspection inside an existing residential dwelling, the department would accept pictures and video for certain inspections types. Criteria for such inspections will be provided in another memo in the days to come so please watch for future correspondence.

Currently the Community Development lobby is open for business, but we encourage the use of the county website for all your permitting and code enforcement needs at

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

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