The Cape Coral Economic Development Office has developed this section as an overview to assist with the licensing and permitting process in Cape Coral. The City department primarily responsible for Cape Coral licenses and permits is the Department of Community Development (DCD). Businesses can check the status of their Building Permit application online on the City of Cape Coral’s website. Please click on this direct link to the Permit Search feature.
Contact our Economic Development Office today for assistance with relocating or expanding your business to Cape Coral, Florida.
Starting or expanding a business in Cape Coral? Need help with commercial permitting?
Our Customer Advocate Program is helping businesses navigate the Cape Coral permitting process.
Your timeline is our timeline!
You can reach Tammy and Michelle at (239) 573-3172 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Business Tax Receipt (BTR), formerly Occupational License, is an annual tax for exercising the privilege of engaging in business. The BTR is issued by the Department of Community Development's Licensing Office.
Future Land Use Map (2030)
This map reflects the City of Cape Coral's future land use districts.
Community Redevelopment Area
Downtown Cape Coral
VA Clinic Fact Sheet & Map
Review business and investment opportunities in the vicinity of the new 220,000 sf VA Medical Clinic.
Veterans Investment Zone (VIZ)
Moving your business into an existing commercial building? Click here to download our detailed guide to the
Permitting & Licensing Requirements
for existing commercial construction in Cape Coral, Florida.
We help you find your
Ideal Business Location.
The EDO can provide powerful demographic reports, industry analysis, workforce data and current zoning information.
New Commercial Construction
Locating in Existing Space
Licensing a Home Based Business
Certificate of Use/Business Tax Receipt
Codes & Land Use Regulations
Business Tax Receipt