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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 8 p.m. for next day service.

Online inspection scheduling: Contractors only. Available 24/7. Request must be made by 8 p.m. to be eligible for next day service.

Permit counter and phone hours (except holidays): 
Last customer served at 3:30 p.m. 
  • Monday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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


Community Development Director - Ben Bailey

Ben Bailey

Community Development Director Ben Bailey currently serves as the Community Development Director for Charlotte County which oversees all aspects land development within the County.

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Department News

Beware of Fake Websites Imitating Official County Services

Beware of Fake Websites Imitating Official County Services

May 21, 2024 12:12 pm

The Charlotte County Community Development Department would like to inform citizens about recent attempts to create malicious websites with URLs that closely resemble the official Citizen Access Portal address.

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Charlotte County Government Memorial Day Holiday Schedule News Image

Charlotte County Government Memorial Day Holiday Schedule

May 20, 2024 10:29 am

Charlotte County Government offices and facilities schedules on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

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Deputy Building Official Jack McStravic Honored as Gulf Coast Building Official of the Year for 2023

Deputy Building Official Jack McStravic Honored as Gulf Coast Building Official of the Year for 2023

May 6, 2024 12:50 pm

Charlotte County is proud to announce that Deputy Building Official Jack McStravic has been awarded the prestigious title of Gulf Coast Building Official of the Year for 2023 by the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Building Officials Association of Florida.

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