Licensing and Permit Technician

City of Sanibel   Sanibel, FL   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on January 12, 2022
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Licensing and Permit Technician: Ensure contractors applying for building permits have either a State license or have been issued a Certificate of Competency by the City’s Contractors Review Board and verify contractors have obtained required Liability and Workers Compensation Insurance. Assist citizens with the processes of application, review and approval for building permits and inspections. Enforce compliance with established State, County and City Building Codes. Perform administrative/clerical work in relation to regulatory standards, inspection activities, and permitting and licensing functions for building construction throughout the City.


  • Assists contractors seeking to do business on Sanibel in completing the proper Certificate of Competency Class Application forms or Contractor Information Sheet, if State Certified. Ensures proper completion of the required licensing forms prior to acceptance and that credit reports, liability and workers' compensation insurance are current
  • Schedules Certificate of Competency Class applicants for review by the City's Contractors' Review Board
  • Prepares the agenda and takes and transcribes minutes for the City's Contractors' Review Board
  • Oversees the City of Sanibel Sponsor Site examinations for licensing
  • Prepares and maintains all contractor licensing files and issues contractors' competency cards. Orders files from off-site storage and facilitates payment
  • Collaborates with Inspectors to schedule inspections, perform data entry tasks, and issue the appropriate documentation with compliance to established building codes and regulations
  • Coordinates commercial and private inspections notifies appropriate work units, e.g., data entry, records keeping, filing, basic calculations, typing
  • Receives telephone inquiries ascertains the nature of the call, and resolves personally or directs it to the appropriate individual or department


Starting pay range is $15 to $18 per hour (negotiable) based on experience.