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 Lands Inventory.
Old Lee County Courthouse circa 1894
County Lands operating budget for Fiscal Year 20-21 is $1,469,856. 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)