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Building Permit Information Post-Hurricane Irma

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Hurricane Recovery

The Building Plan Review and Inspection Division has developed informational materials to assist property owners following Hurricane Irma.  


Building permits addressing damages due to Hurricane Irma will be made a priority.


Permitting Information (PDFs)


Color Tag Information (PDF)

Press Release 123 - Hurricane Irma - Damage Assessment and Description of Colored Tags


Landscaping, Tree Removal, Preserve Management (PDFs)

Guidelines for Code Required Trees Replacements Post Irma 2017
Guidelines for Preserve Management Post Irma 2017


Contractor Licensing Information

Please be advised that permitted repair work and the construction of a new structures must be done by a licensed contractor or as an owner builder, as defined by Florida Statutes. Collier County contractor licenses can be verified at the CityView Portal

State of Florida contractor licenses can be verified on the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation website:

Additional information regarding consumer protections can be found on the Florida’s Chief Financial Officer website:



Apply In Person

To apply for a building permit in person, visit the Growth Management Department located at:

2800 N. Horseshoe Drive
Naples, FL 34104
(239) 252-2400

Or visit the Immokalee Permitting Office located at:

310 Alachua St.
Immokalee, FL 34142
(239) 8674640

Apply Online

You can also apply for a building permit online through the CityView Portal.

More building permit information can be found at:e-Permitting.


Substantial Damage/Substantial Improvement

Florida State Emergency Response Team News Release: NFIP Substantial Damage: What does it mean for Florida’s Disaster Survivors?
FEMA Fact Sheet: What does “Substantial Damage” mean?


Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC)

ICC coverage is included under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Standard Flood Insurance Policy (SFIP). ICC helps policyholders with the costs incurred if they are required by the community building department to meet rebuilding standards after a flood. ICC coverage provides up to $30,000 to help pay for relocating, elevating, demolishing, and floodproofing (non-residential buildings), or any combination of these mitigation activities. The ICC portion of the claim is handled separately from the building and/or contents portion of the claim. However, the combination of payments cannot exceed the maximum coverage limits available through the NFIP. For example, a policyholder cannot receive more than $250,000 in claim payments for a residential building. Increased Cost of Compliance – Summary of ICC Claims Adjustment Process (ICC Brochure) 

Please note that this process requires an applicant to coordinate with Collier County Building Plan Review and Inspection Division and there may be upfront costs associated with the process requirements.

Increased Cost of Compliance Coverage Brochure
FEMA Increased Cost of Compliance Coverage Fact Sheet



Hazard Mitigation Grant Program as an Individual
HMGP Project Type Recommendation letter
Overview of the Flood Mitigation Assistance Program

Please note these Grants require an applicant to coordinate with Collier County and there may be upfront costs associated with the process.



IMPORTANT: The initial damage assessment statistics provided by the County were generated from preliminary assessments immediately following Hurricane Irma and ongoing site visits made by Collier County building inspectors, as well as others licensed and contracted by the county to do so. 

The building inspectors conducted damage assessments to identify and categorize levels of damage to structures to report to FEMA and which guide recovery efforts. Damage assessment teams will continue to provide assessments in the coming weeks as required and when requested and the numbers will be updated as needed.  

As of September 28, 2017, over 70 structures were reported destroyed and over 1,000 structures were reported to have incurred major damage, as a result of Hurricane Irma.



Learn More From Our Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Permitting During Hurricane Recovery

    • Do I need a permit to clean up a tree that was damaged, but not downed, by the Hurricane?

    • Do I need a permit to remove a tree that was downed by the Hurricane?