Collier County Code Enforcement

A House is being built on the lot next to my property; they seem to work into the night. What are the hours allowed to do construction?

Any construction activities and site preparation activities shall only occur during the hours of 6:30am-7:00pm Monday through Saturday. No construction activities or site perpetration activities are permitted on Sundays or on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Can I have a canopy or shade tent on my property and do I have to get a permit for this?

Yes. Canopy tents/shades are permitted in Residential and Estates zoned areas. You must apply for and receive approval for a permit prior to adding to your property. In addition, the structure must be erected in accordance with setbacks and restrictions of the Collier County Building Permit. These structures may only be used for the storage or parking of recreational vehicles, vehicles authorized in residential areas, and as a sunshade for outdoor activities.

Can I put a (fence, pipe, landscaping, and structure) in the drainage easement on my property? What do I need to do for permission?

Sometimes this is allowed. You will need to obtain a letter of no objection and a permit. To get started please call Permitting at (239) 252-2400.

Do I need a building permit to install or build a shed on my property?

Yes. Citizens must apply for applicable permits for any building or structure that is erected, altered, utilized or allowed to exist on his/her property. There are also requirements associated with each of the zoning districts that pertain to setbacks and permitted uses.

Do I need a permit to add or repair a fence to my property?

Yes. A fence is considered a principle use and you are required to obtain a permit. Fences must meet all height requirements for specific zones and property types identified in the Land Development Code in Chapter Five, Sections 5.03.02(A through I). Please click here to read more about fence requirements Land Development Code in Chapter Five, Sections 5.03.02(A through I).

Who can I call about flooding caused by a construction site?

Please call Engineering Review at 252-2400.

Property Inspection for Code Violations

Code property inspections look for un-permitted improvements, non-conforming structures, open permits and verify zoning requirements. The inspections can be performed by a Florida licensed contractor or home inspector for either the property owner or prospective buyer.
The Seller
A property owner considering selling his/her property can arrange for a property inspection to determine whether code violations exist in advance of marketing the property for sale. This allows the seller time to correct any violations to avoid issues arising later with potential buyers.
The Buyer
Upon considering purchase of a property, a buyer should always have a property inspection completed. Most sales contracts allow the buyer a contingency for property inspections. The buyer should assure that his/her inspector inspects for un-permitted improvements, non-conforming structures, zoning appropriate for the structure/intended use, and open permits.
All existing code violations, fines, and liens go with the property and become the responsibility of the new owner when sold.

Property Inspections Review:

  • The number of structures permitted on the property.
  • If there are any non-conforming structures or uses on the property.
  • Any open permits without final inspections.
  • Un-permitted additions that have been added to the residence.

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