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At the Marco Island City Council meeting held on Monday, October 17, 2022, councilors voted unanimously to temporarily waive the city’s building permit fees for certain Hurricane Ian-related repairs, until December 28, 2022, in residential and commercial areas.

To expedite Hurricane Ian-related repairs and provide relief to struggling homeowners, City Council approved Resolution 22-39, which allows building permit fees to be waived for repair or replacement of the following items damaged by Hurricane Ian: Roofs, shielded enclosures, fencing, HVAC and electrical systems, swimming pool systems, solar collectors and marine structures including boat docks.

The scope of work eligible for fee waivers is only for damage caused by Hurricane Ian. The waiver does not waive the requirement that repair and/or replacement permits be requested by the applicant and issued by the Marco Island Building Department. Permits and inspections will be required for remediation work before any drywall is hung, with the exception of minor drywall and insulation replacements that do not affect cabinetry, mechanical plumbing, electricity or structural elements. In these cases, a permit for single-family homes is not required. The waiver does not apply to any fees or surcharges that may be required by the county, state or other entities.

The City of Marco Island permit office is located at 1310 San Marco Rd., Marco Island. For answers to permit questions, email [email protected] To make an appointment, call the permit office at (239) 389-5059. Please note that the permit office is currently receiving a high volume of communications. Staff will respond to emails and voicemails as quickly as possible, in the order in which they are received. Permit forms and additional information are available on the city’s website, www.CityofMarcoIsland.com.