Every piece of property has been given a specific zoning category. Zoning maps can be viewed on the Lee County Spatial Information System (LeeSpIns), reviewed at 1500 Monroe Street.
For General Zoning Information, please call (239) 533-8329, or click here to e-mail us.
Zoning maps can be purchased from the Property Appraiser’s Map Sales office at 2480 Thompson Street. Telephone: (239) 533-6159
A rezoning may be requested if an owner desires to use property for a use that is not currently allowed. All rezoning must be in conformity with the Lee Plan. An applicant is required to submit a completed application with the applicable supplemental requirements and a fee pursuant to the fee schedule.
The general process for rezoning is:
- Application submitted to Zoning Division
- Staff review and written recommendation
- Hearing Examiner public hearing
- Recommendation forwarded to Board of County Commissioners
- Decision at public hearing by Board of County Commissioners
An applicant is required to submit a different application and supplemental materials based on the zoning case type:
Administrative Variances and Amendments
Following a staff review of the application, that results in a written report, all rezoning are then subject to a public hearing before the Hearing Examiner. Applicants must give a brief presentation and respond to questions or cross-examination. Public participation via verbal or written comment is accepted. Procedures for the conduct of the public hearings before the Hearing Examiner are established in Administrative Code AC-2-6.
For all conventional and planned development rezoning, the Hearing Examiner issues a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners, who decide on the matter at a public hearing. Rezoning requests are generally heard by the Board on the first, third and fifth Monday of each month at 9:30 am.
The procedures governing public participation in the zoning process before the Hearing Examiner and the Board of County Commissioners are set forth in the Guide to Public Participation.