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The Town contracts with C.A.P. Government Inc. (CAP), a private firm, to provide Building Department services. CAP employees process building permit applications Monday-Friday from 8AM to 4:30 PM in the Development Services Department, which is adjacent to Town Hall.

CAP is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Florida Building Code (FBC) for The Town Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. CAP reviews building plans and oversees inspection services to ensure the health, safety, and welfare for the citizens of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea.

Here are some useful documents to review:

Hire A Florida Licensed Professional

Leave It To The Professionals

Dangers Of Pulling an Owner/Builder Permit Without Verifying A License

Savvy Seniors Hire Licensed Professionals

Trust But Verify

Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation Mobile App For Reporting Unlicensed Contractors


Click here for instructions on how to use Building Permit online.

Click here to access the Building Permit online link.

Click here for Contractor Registration information.

Click here to access e-mail Inspection request

Town Resolution Establishing Building Permit Fees

Inspection e-mail address:


  • Our new permit forms are fillable.

  • Select the permit type for the work you are doing.

  • The permit forms include the supplemental forms and requirements for each type of permit application.

  • The base permit is for Sub Contractors and Sub Permits associated with New Construction and Additions & Alterations.

  • Useful Forms are fillable and may be used to supplement the various permit types.


Air Conditioner Changeout

Additions and Alterations

Base Permit

Demolition Permit

Driveways, Walkways and Patios

Fence Permit

New Construction


Residential Generator

Roofing Permit

Screen Enclosures

Sign Permit

Solar Panel Permit

Swimming Pools and Spas

Windows, Shutters and Garage Doors



Air Conditioner Replacement Data

Area Calculations

Asbestos Demolition

Asbestos Responsibility

Certificate of Occupancy / Completion Checklist

Change of Contractor

Change of Plans

Easement Agreement

Elevation Certificate Form

Foundation Permit Hold Harmless

Inspection Request

Insulation Certificate

Lien Inquiry

Notice of Commencement

Permit Cancellation Procedures

Permit Renewal Extension Request

Permit Application Review

Restaurant Code Requirements

Rooftop Affidavit

Special Inspector

Uniform Roof Permit Application









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