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New Construction/Utility Extension Connections

Utility Extension Connection (Used for connecting an existing structure to City Utilities)

On September 14, 2020, City Council approved Resolution 216-20 to provide an additional 60 days for developed properties to make their required Plumbers Connection. With this change, owners of developed properties within North 2 UEP now have 240 days from the date of the Notice of Availability (NOA) to connect to the City’s water, sewer and/or irrigation systems.

Before applying for a new Utility Extension Connection Application please review the following items:

  • You have received the certified Notice of Availability Letter from the City of Cape Coral
  • You have a photo copy of the driver’s license for all owners listed on the property
  • The name of the licensed plumber performing the connection

Online Utility Extension Connection Application

New Construction Connection (Used for connecting a brand new structure to City Utilities)

Before applying for a New Construction Connection Application please review the following items:

  • The new construction permit has already been issued
  • You have photo copy of the driver’s license of the authorized employee for the contractor or for all owners listed on the property
  • If this is a commercial property please ensure:
    • Permit Board onsite and visible
    • Final elevation grade stakes installed when the site borders a vacant lot
    • Area Clear of Debris and Construction Materials
    • For Multifamily & Commercial Dual Water installs, an approved RPZ has been installed on the Potable Water Service

Online New Construction Connection Application


Where can I obtain a schedule of water & sewer fees and meter installation costs?

Residential Water, Irrigation, & Wastewater Rates.

What is the difference between assessments and Contribution In Aid of Construction (CIAC) fees?

Assessments are one-time fees charged to all, including vacant parcels in the assessment area. These fees are due after the assessment project is approved by council. The amount of the assessment is calculated to reimburse the costs of the assessment project, including finance/bonding fees, by charging a per equivalent lot (5,000 sq. ft.) or a per parcel (10,000 sq. ft) fee, on each parcel within the assessment project area.

Contribution In Aid of Construction (CIAC) is a one-time fee charged to properties that are not located in an assessment project area, but have City services for water, sewer and/or irrigation available. The amount of the CIAC fee is based upon the number of meters, and meter sizes. Current CIAC rates at the time of development.

Both assessment and CIAC fees may be paid in installments, billed annually with interest.

Is there an interest rate charged for financing capital expansion fees?

Yes, the capital expansion fee(s) loan will accrue interest at the prime rate, plus 2%, existing at the end of the month preceding the date the capital expansion fee(s) loan is initiated.

When we connect to City Services, does the City make the connection or does the property owner have to hire a plumber?
It is the property owner’s responsibility to have the connection completed.

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New Construction / Utility Extension Connection Forms10 documents

  • Utility Connection Permit Application
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  • Owner / Builder Affidavit
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  • New Construction / Utility Extension Services Application
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  • Septic Abandonment Application
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  • Affidavit of Chlorination
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  • Water, Dual Water, and Sewer Hook-Up Instructions
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  • Water/Sewer Pressure Test Affidavit
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  • Burrowing Owl/Gopher Tortoise Affidavit
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  • Irrigation Service Application
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  • 2020 Utility Grant Connection Overview
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