LauderBuild is the City of Fort Lauderdale's new Accela Citizen Access (ACA) portal where our Neighbors, businesses, and visitors can access government services online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
Need to get a building permit? Want to register your alarm system? Looking to apply for a special event permit? Need to apply for and pay your business taxes? Want to report garbage or debris on a vacant lot? Or right-of-way obstructions? Now you don't have to make a trip to City Hall and wait in lines. Save time by making your submissions online at your convenience!
Click the link to start using the LauderBuild website today!
How do I search for records on LauderBuild?
LauderBuild refers to items as Records. A record may be a building permit, an application, a license, code case, event permit, alarm account, business tax application, etc. Anyone may perform a basic record search without creating an account, but certain information will only be available to the record owner.
You can perform a Module (Department) search by clicking Search and selecting the Module or you can do a global search and enter your search criteria in the Global Search field. When doing a search on LauderBuild, all search criteria entered must match the record data exactly, so in a module search, a broader search often works best. If you do not get results from a search, try the following tips:
Ensure all of the search information is entered correctly.
For Address searches try entering ONLY the Street Number and Street Name (you may use "%" as a wildcard in the Street Name field).
For Owner searches try entering a partial name with "%" as a wildcard in front and/or after.
If entering the full record number, ensure any dashes are included (e.g., BLD-ROOF-0000001).
Try expanding your search further by doing a partial search. E.g., if searching for "MEC-RES-19030028" or "PM-19030028", try "%19030028".
To search for records that were created prior to October 4, 2019 please use the following prefixes before the old record number:
Alarm Billing prefix your record number with "AB-" (e.g., AB-10000000)
Business Tax prefix your record number with "BL-" (e.g., BL-10000000)
Enforcement prefix your record number, as applicable: Code - "CE" (e.g., CE10000000), Violation - "VIO-CE" (e.g., VIO-CE10000000), Vacation Rental - "VRR-" (e.g., VRR-10000000)
Fire Safety prefix your record number with "FS-" (e.g., FS-10000000)
Permit prefix your record number with "PM-" (e.g., PM-10000000)
Planning prefix your record number with "PL-" (e.g., PL-100000)
How do I register for an online account?
Click here to visit the LauderBuild. Just click on the link to Register for an Account and follow the prompts!
Do I have to register for an account?
Unregistered users can use LauderBuild to search and view records and report code violations. Registered users will have additional access to apply for building and event permits, schedule inspections, renew licenses and more! Creating an account is free and easy! Click here to visit LauderBuild. Just click on the "Register for an account" link and follow the prompts.
Can I get an estimated permit cost?
If you would like to get an estimate of the fees for your permit, click here to use our Fee Estimator. Please be aware that this tool will only give you an estimate and it might not reflect other related costs and factors for the final permit fee.
How do I apply for a permit?
You can apply for permits by visitingLauderBuild and signing in or registering an account. Then select New Application > Permits to create your permit application. You can also view Building Permit FAQs for additional answers to any question you may have.
Why am I having so much trouble finding my address when creating an application?
If there is too much information entered and any piece of that information is incorrect, LauderBuild will not be able to find the property. Try entering ONLY the Street Number and Street Name or try entering the first three or four letters of the Street Name or using "%" as a wildcard, then searching. The less information you put into the system, the better results you will get. If there are multiple options for the information you enter, LauderBuild will give you those options to choose from.
Do I still need to fill out the Broward County Uniform Permit Application?
Can I upload documents for my application? What type?
Yes, you may upload any documents or files that are pertinent to your application. Files must be less than 250 MB and can be in any format EXCEPT bat, dll, config, cs, exe, htm, html, js, jsp, mht, mhtml or msi.
NOTE: You must be logged in to view or upload documents and attachments.
How do I check my application status?
You can visit LauderBuild and search for your permit record number to check the processing status. Once you're on the permit record you want, click the dropdown arrow next to Record Info and select Processing Status. The Processing Status page displays the full business processes of the record. The icons show the process status and you can expand the arrows and plus signs to see more details.
Please note that the steps in the business process will differ based on record type and that green Checkmarks only mean that the task is Completed. IT DOES NOT DESIGNATE WHETHER THAT TASK HAS BEEN ACCEPTED, APPROVED, PASSED, ETC. Always expand the details for more information.
Can I start work if I entered my permit online?
You may NOT start work until AFTER your permit is issued. If you applied for your permit online, you will receive an email notification once your permit is issued and you can check the status at any time in LauderBuild.
How do I pay fees for permits and other records?
You can visit LauderBuild to pay fees and balances. At this time, no login is needed. Just search for the permit record number, then click the dropdown arrow next to Payments and select Fees to see any assessed items. Click Pay Fees to add to the cart and checkout.
How do I schedule an inspection?
Neighbors and other users may now manage inspections using LauderBuild. Any user may view inspection status and details, but in order to schedule inspections online you must be logged in as a registered LauderBuild user AND be a Contact or Delegate on the record. Log in to your LauderBuild account and click on My Records or do a search for the record number. To schedule and manage inspections, click the dropdown arrow next to Record Info and select Inspections.
NOTE: You may also call Customer Service at 954-828-6520, option 1, Monday to Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm.
Please note inspection requests will be scheduled based on availability and inspection times will not be guaranteed. Follow these steps to schedule an inspections online:
From your record, click the arrow next to Record Info and select Inspections.
Click on Schedule an Inspection.
Select inspection type from list of options and click Continue.
Select an appointment date by clicking a day on the calendar, then select “All Day” and click Continue.
Verify location and contact and click Continue and Finish.
How do I submit a Vacation Rental Certificate application?
How do I manage my records?
Log in to your LauderBuild account and click on Citizen Portal> My Records to view and modify your available records. You can do tasks such as view details, attach documents, pay fees, schedule inspections and more.
Do all applications have to be submitted online? Can I still come down to the office?
Yes, you can still visit our offices, but submitting applications online at LauderBuild let's you skip the line! Online is quicker and you can submit and check application statuses 24/7/365!