City of Bonita Springs Community Development Department 9920 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 111, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Telephone 2394446150 Fax 2394446140
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9220 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 111
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Tel: (239) 444-6150





Sea Turtle Lighting Standards requirement effective immediately: Effective immediately, applications for any building permit on the barrier islands which includes Little Hickory Island, Big Hickory Island, and Black Island, which require a certificate of occupancy or certificate of compliance, as applicable under the provisions of the building code involving outdoor lighting or glass that may produce or cause to produce artificial light directly, indirectly, or cumulatively visible from any portion of the beach, must fully complete the following document.  Failure to do so will delay the permit issuance process.


For additional information, please review the Sea Turtle Lighting Verification form and Sea Turtle Ordinance.


Credit card authorization forms: On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, Community Development will no longer accept credit card authorization forms. Customers are invited to pay fees online through the new online permitting portal. Please click here to visit the new portal. Alternatively, you can pay fees in-person with cash, check, or credit card.


NEW Online Permit Portal is live: Everyone is required to re-register for the new portal. Please click here to access the Online Payment and Inspection Request guides for the NEW online permitting portal.


New lobby hours: Starting Monday, February 6, 2023, the Permitting Lobby will be open from 9AM to 4PM. 


For the latest City Hall Hurricane Ian Resource Information, please click here. For the latest Community Development Hurricane Ian updates, please click here.

Please click here for Hurricane Idalia resource and assistance information from Lee County.


To enhance measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we encourage face coverings within the lobby area of Community Development offices. Virtual meetings with Community Development Staff are encouraged; however, face-to-face meetings can be accommodated on an as needed basis. Click here to view the latest update.

To view more public announcements, click here.

January 8, 2024—Sea Turtle Lighting Standards

January 18, 2023—Upcoming Changes to the Inspection Hotline on February 6, 2023

September 12, 2023—LDC Updates for Dock and Shoreline Permitting

January 16, 2023—Temporary Housing Notice *Updated* on January 16, 2023 (New Temporary Use/Housing Application)

August 24, 2023—Updated Sea Turtle Ordinance

January 3, 2023—Updated Trade Permit Application for 2023

May 23, 2023—Land Development Code (LDC) Chapter 4, Zoning

October 18, 2022—Ordinance No. 22-09: LDC Chapter 3, Development Standards and Chapter 4, Zoning

February 1, 2023—Hurricane Ian *Updated* on February 1, 2023

September 6, 2022—Grading, Drainage and Landscaping Requirements for Residential New Construction