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Welcome to Building Services!


Please be aware that due to the COVID19 Pandemic and the need to maintain physical distancing, we have modified how we accept permit applications that are not available on LauderBuild. Drop boxes have been set up outside the front main entrance of the Department of Sustainable Development. Each box is labeled appropriately and available forms for each type of application have been provided.

  • It is extremely important to provide proper contact information with your permit. Please include a contact name, phone number and email address, as all communications will be made via phone or email.

  • An appointment should be requested to pick up a permit for corrections or issuance by contacting the Call Center at 954-828-6520.


In addition to e-permitting, we are also accepting permit applications via email that do not require signed and sealed documents. Please submit permit applications and backup documentation via e-mail to permitintake@fortlauderdale.gov.  

  • PDF documents larger than 5MB may need to be broken up into smaller, separate emails (due to City file size limitations).

  • Permits requiring signed and sealed documents will not be accepted via email.

Step 1: Send an email with the permit application and backup documents to permitintake@fortlauderdale.gov.  

Step 2: Wait for notification from LauderBuild with next steps.

Step 3: If notified that the permit is ready, please complete payment and print your permit card to display it at the job site. 

  • In order to view, pay and print permit documents online, register for a LauderBuild account. Payments must be made on LauderBuild prior to permit issuance.


The Building Services division is responsible for all permitting efforts in the City. Building Services provides records, issues permits, and performs building inspections. A major focus of the division is to ensure that commercial and residential buildings and structures comply with the Florida Building Code (FBC) and all other applicable laws and ordinances. Whether you are remodeling a home, building your dream house, or constructing a high-rise building, we look forward to serving you.


Interested in joining our team? Check out current job opportunities with the City.

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General Info: 954-828-6520 or 700 NW 19 Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

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