Building Permitting and Inspections

Building Permit and Inspection Services for the Town of Southwest Ranches are provided by CAP Government, Inc. CAP Government has staff available in Town Hall with office hours Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. You may also contact CAP Government at 954 343-7445, or email at SWRinspections@capfla.com if you have questions or need assistance.

Southwest Ranches and CAP Government receives, reviews and approves all building permit applications and building plans in an electronic format with an on-line portal. Instructions and links to the on-line portal are provided on this webpage.

Paper applications and building plans will not be needed for your permit. In addition, you will not need to come into Town Hall or stand in-line to submit your permit application or receive approvals. All application documents are uploaded to the CAP on-line portal from your home or office. You will receive application and building plan comments and approvals with email notifications and with permit information posted on the Town’s website. Inspection requests and results will also be completed on-line or by email. Payments can be made over the phone with a credit card or in person with a check or credit card by calling to make a payment appointment.

STEP 1: Building Permit Applications and Other Forms

All building permit application packages must include the Broward County Uniform Building Permit Application* and a Notice of Commencement* as well as the applicable forms needed for specific permit types (links provided below). Select and download the Broward County Uniform Permit Application, Notice of Commencement and other forms needed for your application.

Broward County Uniform Building Permit Application*
Notice of Commencement*
Owner-Builder Permit Application & Affidavit
New Single-Family Home
Plan and Application Revisions
Windows and Doors
Air Conditioner Change-Out
Fences
Roof and Re-roofs
Pools and Spas
Building and Structure Demolition
Change of Contractor
Special Inspector
Blower Door Tests
Checklist for a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) or Certificate of Completion (CC)
SWR Permit Fee Schedule Resolution 2012-031

STEP 2: Permit Application Requirements
In addition to the completed permit applications, below you will find additional information and documents that may be required for your permit type.

Permit Application Requirements

STEP 3: On-Line Submittal of Building Permit Application Package
You will need to register and create an account to gain access to the CAP On-Line Building Permit Portal. Completing your application package and submitting it on-line is easy and familiar. The following link provides you with the “CAP On-Line Building Permit Processing Guide” Please access the CAP On-Line Permit portal with the link below to submit your building permit application.

CAP On-Line Building Permits and Permit Search

Please also note that many building permits require Broward County or Town Zoning and Engineering approvals prior to issuance of building permits. You can contact these services by phone or email at:

Zoning: zoninginfo@southwestranches.org * Zoning Webpage Phone (954) 434-0008
Engineering: pchorath@southwestranches.org Phone (954) 434-0008
Broward County EEPD: Environmental Engineering and Permitting (broward.org)

Building Permit Inspections
After your permit has been issued and construction is underway, certain building inspections are required in order to complete your project. Your project has a specific list of required inspections. This list was provided to you with the issuance of the permit and is also available on-line in your approved project documents. You are responsible to request the required inspection at the appropriate phase of construction and obtain an approved inspection result in order proceed further with construction. Please access the CAP On-Line portal with the link below to request an inspection or obtain inspection results or email us at: swrinspections@capfla.com

Please do not hesitate to contact us at SWRinspections@capfla.com or 954 343-7445 if you have any questions or need assistance.

Thank you

Please be advised that under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone at (954) 434-0008, or in writing at 13400 Griffin Road, Southwest Ranches, FL 33330.

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