Published: Oct 11, 2013 4:03 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Due to the continued shutdown of the federal government, the City of Cape Coral is being forced to suspend all permitting activities requiring oversight from the Army Corps of Engineers Office in Fort Myers and coordination with National Marine Fisheries Service. Cape representatives spoke to the local Army Corps Office this afternoon after receiving a letter from the Army Corps Jacksonville Office today and was advised that the City would not be permitted to process any marine work – freshwater or tidal.

The City will continue to process City of Cape Coral marine permits for structural, mechanical, electrical inspection and will perform front-end processing of the federal permits related to the SAJ-91 agreement reached among the key agencies.

Last week, the City of Cape Coral was notified by the Army Corps that permits for marine improvements in saltwater locations would be delayed due to the government shutdown due to operations at the NMFS closed as part of the shutdown. This latest news now impacts the freshwater locations as well.