> Review Requirements & Apply for Permits
Click on a permit type below to access its required documents, forms, review stops, inspections and fees. Some permit types labeled as "Quick" in which plans reviews are performed normally within one or two business days. "Over-the-Counter" permits are Residential Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing only since they require minimal or no plans review and are available "while you wait" in limited quantities.
In order to expedite processing, please ensure that you have all of the required documentation completed and any applicable product approval or NOA numbers available at the time of application. Please submit complete permit application packages at the following address:
Charlotte County Community Development Department
Building Construction Services Building
18400 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte FL 33948-1074
Phone: 941.743.1201 Fax: 941.764.4907
Customer service office hours are 7:30 am to 4:45 pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays; and except on the last Friday of
each month when the office closes at 4 pm. Please select the Holiday Observances
link to view holidays. Note: from 12 pm to 2 pm, there may be extended waiting as staff lunch periods are staggered in order to accommodate both staff & customer needs.
Note: Incomplete permit application packages cannot be accepted.
QUICK: Permit types labeled with this "red tag" are usually processed within one or two business days. Residential Electrical, Residential Mechanical and Residential Plumbing permits are normally processed "Over-the-Counter" while you wait.
ONLINE-CONTRACTOR ONLY PERMITS: Permit types marked with this "gold/yellow tag" are Quick Permits that may be applied for via our Online Services portal. This online option is available ONLY to Licensed Contractors.