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 during normal business hours by cash, check payable to the Town, or credit card (maximum transaction amount of $5,000).
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*
- CAP Inspection Request
- Notice of Commencement*
- Owner-Builder Permit Application & Affidavit
- New Single-Family Home
- Plan and Application Revisions
- Windows and Doors
- Air Conditioner Change-Out
- 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.
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.
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:
Broward County EEPD:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org