Building Division

Building Permit and Inspection Services for the Town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea are provided by CAP Government, Inc. CAP Government has staff available in Town Hall with office hours Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You may contact staff at (954) 640-4215 or email at if you have questions or need assistance.

Lauderdale by the Sea and CAP Government (CAP) receives, reviews, and approves building permit applications and building plans in an electronic format via online portals. Instructions and links to the online portals are provided on this webpage.  

If you believe you are entitled to expedited processing of an application for a building permit or development order, please advise the Town upon submission of the application of the statutory basis entitling it to expedited processing. The Town shall give applications for building permits or development orders that are entitled to expedited processing first priority and applicants may expect that such applications will be reviewed and processed quicker than other applications.

Paper applications and building plans will not be needed for your permit if you submit them online. In addition, you will not need to visit Town Hall or stand in line to submit your application, make payments, or receive approvals. All applications and documents can be submitted online from your home or office. You will receive application and plan review comments and approvals with email notifications, information posted on the Town’s website and your electronic plan review (EPR) “Dashboard”. Inspection requests can be scheduled and viewed online, or requested via email at Please note there is a 3 p.m. cutoff for next-day inspections. 

Payments can be made over the phone with a debit card, credit, or in person with a check or credit card. You may also upload a credit card authorization form in advance for online permit submittals.

Click here to submit a credit card authorization form.

Preparing your application package and submitting it online is easy and familiar. If needed, the following link provides you with the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Online Building Permit Processing Guide.

Click here to view the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Online Permit Processing Guide.

Permit applications that are submitted online saves time and paper and streamlines the process. If you are unable to submit your application and plans online, we will accept your paper applications and plans at Town Hall.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at or (954) 640-4215 if you have any questions or need assistance. Thank you!


Step 1: Download/Fill-in Your Building Permit Applications

Click here to view the instructions for Step 1.

Step 2: Register/Create Your Online Building Permit and Inspection Accounts

Click here to view the instructions for Step 2.

Step 3: Complete/Submit Your Online Permit Application

Click here to view the instructions for Step 3.

Step 4: Upload/Submit Your Permit Application Documents and Building Plans

Click here to view the instructions for Step 4.

Step 5: Pay Permit Fees

Click here to view the instructions for Step 5.

Step 6: Building Permit Inspections

Click here to view the instructions for Step 6.