Lee County Government Service Updates:

Expand each department below to see the changes to building hours and services affected.

 Animal Services

Closed or Cancelled Services
  • Adoptions and fostering are suspended at this time.
  • 5th Annual Flip this Kennel event has been postponed.
  • The clinic is closed to all non-emergency procedures.
Open or Modified Services
  • Staff will continue to feed and clean the shelter. 
  • Pet Pantry is offering pick-ups by appointment only. Please call (239) 533-7387 to schedule.
  • Animal Control Officers will continue to respond to emergency calls.
  • Call (239) 533-7387 with any questions.

 Community Development (Building Permits)

Closed or Cancelled Services
  • Public Works lobby is closed to the public.
Open or Modified Services
  • Online permitting is available online.
  • Building inspections will continue but staff will not conduct physical inspections of occupied structures; protocols are in place to handle them remotely.

 Human and Veteran Services

Closed or Cancelled Services
  • Human and Veteran Services lobby is closed to the public.
Open or Modified Services
  • Client services will be provided by phone and internet.


Closed or Cancelled Services
  • All Libraries and meeting rooms are closed.
  • Book-returns are closed.
Open or Modified Services
  • Downloadable books, streaming video and other online content is available 24/7 at
  • Due dates for all physical items have been extended and requested materials will be held at library locations until they reopen.
  • Fines will not be charged for days the libraries are closed.
  • Library card expiration dates have been extended to ensure access to online services available at
  • Telephone Reference staff are available to provide assistance Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by calling (239) 533-4636.


Closed or Cancelled Services
  • The Downtown River District GOLD Line has suspend service.
  • The beach trolley and tram has suspended service.
  • LeeTran's Headquarters closed to the public.
  • Rosa Parks Transportation Center Lobby is closed until further notice. The lobby will open intermittently throughout the day only for Greyhound ticket counter needs.
Open or Modified Services
  • LeeTran has waived all fares.
  • Applications and reservations for ADA (Passport) service will be conducted over the phone by calling (239) 533-0300.

 Parks & Recreation

Closed or Cancelled Services
  • All programs, classes, and organized sports are cancelled.
  • Athletic spaces (including tennis courts, pickleball courts, basketball courts, and fields) are closed.
  • Beaches, beach access, and the Fort Myers Beach Pier are closed.
  • Dog Parks are closed.
  • Pools and splash pads are closed.
  • Playgrounds in all parks are closed.
  • Recreation and Community Centers are closed.
Open or Modified Services
  • Parks and most preserves remain open except for Beach Parks, San Carlos Bay-Bunche Beach, and Matanzas Pass Preserve, which are closed.
  • Parking fees at all boat ramps, parks and preserves are waived.
  • The public is encouraged to practice Social Distancing by staying at least 6 feet apart, and staying out of the closed parts of the park.

 Solid Waste

Closed or Cancelled Services
  • The Topaz Court Household Chemical Waste Facility is closed.
Open or Modified Services
  • Garbage Collection will continue
  • The resource Recovery Facility remains open. Hand unloaders must be in the gate 30 minutes prior to closing. Customers remaining in the unloading areas after the posted closing time are subject to a $10 fee for every 5 minutes the facility must remain open.
  • As a safety precaution, cash payments are discouraged at any of the Solid Waste facilities. Please be prepared to use a credit or debit card for payment.

 Special Event Permits

Closed or Cancelled Services
  • Special Event permits for public gatherings of greater than 1,000 people that require County approval are not currently being issued.
  • Events using County property are not currently being permitted.

 Public Utilities

Closed or Cancelled Services
  • The Utilities Lobby located at 7391 College Parkway is closed (drop boxes are available for making payments)
Open or Modified Services
  • A drop-box is available in the front door and drive-thru at 7391 College Parkway.
  • A drop-box is available at 1500 Monroe Street, Fort Myers (near the Eastern entrance on Monroe Street).
  • Online and phone services will continue to be available.

 Tolls and Transportation

Closed or Cancelled Services
  • No In-person toll operation is currently available (transponder and toll-by-plate only)
  • LeeWay Service Center closed to the public
  • The Big Carlos Pass Bridge Project Development & Environment Study Public Hearing has been postponed to a yet-to-be-determined date.
Open or Modified Services
  • Collections will take place via Transponder and Toll-by-Plate, and service fees will be waived.
  • Customer service will be offered through a 24-hour drop box at the LeeWay Service Center, mail & fax.
  • Have questions? Call (239) 533-9297
  • Self-service information
  • Cashless tolls information

 Public Safety

Open or Modified Services
  • Public Safety will continue to function normally.

 Lee County School District

Closed or Cancelled Services
  • Public Schools and Charter Schools closures extended until April 15th.
Open or Modified Services
  • Virtual learning / online instruction will begin on Monday, March 30, 2020.
  • Visit your institutions website to learn more about cancellations or elearning opportunities.

 Lee County Clerk of Court

Open or Modified Services

  • Most services and court sessions in the Lee County Justice Center have been interrupted or postponed except limited critical operations. Please refer to the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Administrative Order 2.39. For all Clerk court-related services, please call the Clerk of Court at (239) 533-5000 prior to visiting the building or visit
  • Customer service counters are limiting public access.
  • Lobbies are open to drop off documents.
  • Legal-aid appointments have been suspended.
  • Passport services have been suspended.
  • Wedding ceremonies have been suspended.
  • Marriage licenses will be provided if wedding is in the next 60 days. Process must be started online and a call made to schedule an appointment to pick up the license.
  • Small claims cases for the next 8 weeks are canceled and will be rescheduled.
  • Jury duty cancelled through April 17. (updated 3/25)
  • Recording documents may be dropped off. Payments can be made over the phone or mail.
  • Court filing due dates have been extended 60 days

 Lee County Tax Collector

Closed or Cancelled Services
  • All service centers closed to the public.
Open or Modified Services

  • Business can be conducted online or by mail.

Visit the Lee County Tax Collector's Website

 Lee County Elections

Closed or Cancelled Services

  • Cape Coral and South Fort Myers branch offices are closed.
Open or Modified Services
  • The main office on Thompson street in Fort Myers will remain open, services available by appointment only.

Visit the Lee County Election's Website

 Lee County Sheriff

 Lee County Property Appraiser

Closed or Cancelled Services

  • Office is closed to the public. Business will be conducted through, telephone, fax or by mail.

Other Agencies:

City of Cape Coral

City of Bonita Springs
​City of Cape Coral
​City of Fort Myers
​City of Sanibel
​Village of Estero

Southwest Florida International Airport