Real Estate Acquisition

image of negotiation handshakeAcquires all real estate interest from private and public property owners as necessary to construct roads, utility lines, government buildings, parks, libraries, etc. Also, acquires land for environmental conservation purposes. Real Estate activities are performed in full compliance with federal, state or local laws, as may be required for governmental real estate transactions.

Voluntary:  Department of Transportation (DOT), Human and Veterans Services, Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, Utilities and Conservation 20/20. 

Condemnation: Eminent Domain, Pre-trial Mediation, Valuation Reviews.

Surplus Real Property Management

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Identifies any County-owned real property which could be surplus real estate for possible disposal either by donation or sale in full compliance with Florida Statute 125.35 or Florida Statute 125.38, as the case may be.

Inventory Control - Valuation Analysis - Sale of Surplus Property


Real Estate Research    

house keys and title insurance formsPerforms special research and title examination of real estate ownerships and property encumbrances necessary to properly acquire or sell real estate for County business. Further, provides assistance to the County Attorney's Office for potential litigation of real estate interests.  Title Research/examination, Valuation Reviews, Location, Easements, Pre-Trial Mediation 

County Real Estate Inventory

Aerial photo of Lee County Maintains the official inventory of all real estate holdings owned by Lee County with information as to purpose for acquisition, costs associated with purchase, and improvements made to the land, if any.  
See our Interactive County Owned Land Map.

Inventory of real estate holdings and official record keeper of County Lands Acquisition files.
(Parcel identity may be removed on certain properties such as those acquired for roadways/drainage).

Tax Deed Sales of County-Held Certificates (Liens)

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Initiates applications for tax deed sales, deposits fees and handles subsequent liquidation of County-held tax certificates, in compliance with Florida Statute 197.502 and Florida Administrative Code 12D-13.060.



Conservation Lands Program (Conservation 20/20)

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Assists the Board-appointed citizen advisory committee with the intake of environmental nominated properties for purchase consideration. See the Conservation 20/20 webpage for additional information.

Leases  - Land, Building, EMS, and Cellular Tower Licenses

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Lease vs Purchase/Benefit/Analysis

County as Lessor - Securing leases and lease property management

County as Lessee - Securing leases and lease property management

Cellular Licenses - Towers Securing licenses and modifications.

Buildings and Other Structures - Securing licenses and modifications

​Valuations, Appraisal Review and Cost Estimates 

Image result for valuationsProvides valuations, appraisal review, and cost estimates on specific use properties and general projects for County business.

Payment of Non-Ad Valorem/Special Assessment Fees​ on County Owned/Leased Real Property

Image result for paidPays fees for Non-Ad Valorem Assessments on County owned and leased real property.  May include fees for both improved and vacant County owned/leased land: Solid Waste, Stormwater, Irrigation, Sewer, Municipal Water, Special Lighting, or Municipal Services Improvement Districts.