In Lee County's historic districts, there are two types of designated properties: contributing and non-contributing. Contributing buildings are those that are historic, are exceptionally designed, or are directly associated with the historical period of that district. Non-contributing buildings are generally those structures built after the historical period of the district.
Certain regulations apply to the issuance of building, moving or demolition permits for designated properties within historic districts. For historic resources (specific buildings and historic districts) designated under the
Historic Preservation Ordinance (Chapter 22, Land Development Code), applicants must obtain a
Certificate of Appropriateness prior to obtaining a building, moving or demolition permit. An approved Certificate must accompany all building permit applications for designated historic resources.
Information on Historic Resources in Lee County:
For more information and assistance concerning the historic preservation program, please contact Peter Blackwell
, Planner (239-533-8312) or Sharon Jenkins-Owen
, AICP, Principal Planner (239-533-8535).