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 LauderBuild E-Permits

LauderBuild is the City of Fort Lauderdale's new Accela Citizen Access portal (ACA) where our Neighbors, businesses, and visitors can submit E-Permits and access other government services online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! This process will bring our department one step closer toward our ultimate goal of a paperless permit process. Click here for more information about the new system.

Simply create your application and pay online at LauderBuild and if your application has been completed successfully, you will be emailed an official permit for you to print and post at the job site. You’ll only need a few documents (scanned and saved in a PDF format) to apply for your permit online.

NOTE: Any applications that require “Signed and Sealed” plans or documents cannot be accepted online at this time.

Applications are processed on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Once Building Services receives your application and any required information every effort will be made to have your E-Permit issued within two working days. Once we’ve completed the processing, you will be emailed a validated copy of the permit and you may begin work. You can also log in to your LauderBuild account at any time where you can check status, access and print your permit and request inspections online. Need to void or renew your permit or change your contractor? You can do that too in LauderBuild!


Following are the types of E-Permits we accept from City registered contractors that are available online at LauderBuild, with any additional requirements.

 E-Permit  Requirements
Backflow Installation No plans required. Additional information below.*
Burglar Alarm Specify device type and quantity.
Domestic Water Meters No plans required. Please specify size in description.
Fixture Remove/Replace No plans required for one (1) toilet. Plans required for all other plumbing fixtures.
Irrigation Water Meters No plans required. Additional information below.*
Low Voltage Specify device type and quantity.
Pipe Repair No plans required.
Service Change Riser diagram required.
Service Repair Riser diagram required.
Sewer Caps No plans required.
Water Heater (Tank Only) No plans required.
Water Services No plans required.
Withdraw / Void No requirements.

* Backflow requirements are in the City's Municipal Code of Ordinances in sections 28-152 and 28-153. Please review backflow requirements for meter installations and include this information in the e-permit application (e.g. irrigation meters, fire services, high hazard facilities, and properties with alternate water sources.)

If you have any other questions about the process, please feel free to call us at 954-828-6520, option 1 or send an email to with “LauderBuild E-Permits” in the subject.