County Lands was created in
January 1987 when County Administration recognized the need for this type of
support service to other departments due to the increasing Capital Improvement
Program requiring real estate acquisition.
In 1990, County Lands added an in-house
title plant for producing its own research and established an up-to-date County
Old Lee County Courthouse circa 1894
County Lands current budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 is $1,027,651. Its 10 employees handle acquisition and title research for more than 50 Capital Improvement
Projects and numerous miscellaneous and administrative projects affecting
approximately 2,000 properties. County Lands also directly assists the County Attorney's Office with research pertaining to real property litigation.
Staff proactively works on
reducing the County Lands Inventory of properties that can be either sold, or
donated (to not-for-profit entities), and therefore placed back on the tax
roll. Read more about Surplus Property.
Lee County Government has an environmentally sensitive land conservation program called Conservation 20/20. County Lands is responsible
for the intake of nominations and acquisition of real property for this program. Learn more about Conservation 20/20.
Lee County Community Development/Public Works Center
(former Lee County Bank Building)