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941.743.1200
18500 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL 33948

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Community Development

Mission: To administer and enforce the county's land development & building construction regulations, the Florida Building Code, and the preparation and implementation of the county's Comprehensive Plan.

Automated Inspection Request System (AIRS) phone: 941.833.4086. Available 24/7. Must call by 11:59 pm for next day service.

Online inspection scheduling: Contractors only. Available 24/7. Request must be made by 11:59 pm to be eligible for next day service.

Permit counter and phone hours (except holidays): 

  • Monday - 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Phones are not answered after 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday through Friday - 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Phones are not answered after 4:30 p.m.

Inspector hours: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (in the field only) Monday through Friday (holidays).

Department News

FEMA Announces Effective Date for New Flood Risk Maps

FEMA Announces Effective Date for New Flood Risk Maps

June 23, 2022 9:48 am

The new Flood Insurance Study and Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) will become effective on Dec. 15, 2022.

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County Fertilizer Ban Begins June 1

County Fertilizer Ban Begins June 1

May 27, 2022 9:00 am

Fertilizers containing nitrogen or phosphorous may not be used on residential or commercial turf or landscape plants between June 1 and Sept. 30.

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