At the April 21, 2020 Board meeting, the Lee County Commissioners approved a phased-in approach to begin re-opening Lee County-owned trails and some services beginning April 22, 2020.

Below is an interactive map to help you locate those that have re-opened. A list is also available below the map. As locations are re-opened, remember to use best practices to stop the spread of COVID-19. These include social distancing, staying home as much as possible, proper handwashing, limiting groups to less than 10 – and staying calm, kind and safe. The map and the list will be updated as decisions are made to re-open locations or update services.

The information listed on this page is specific to Lee County Parks and facilities only. Locate information and updates to City parks and facilities: City of Bonita SpringsCity of Cape CoralVillage of EsteroCity of Fort MyersTown of Fort Myers BeachCity of Sanibel.

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Lee County Government Service Updates:

Expand each department below to see which services are open or modified, and which are closed.

 Animal Services

Closed or Cancelled Services
  • The clinic is closed to all non-emergency procedures.
  • Licensing is currently closed. Payments can be mailed to LCDAS, 5600 Banner Dr, Fort Myers FL, 33912.
Open or Modified Services
  • The adoption center will resume regular hours from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33912. Appointments no longer will be needed for adoptions.
  • Visitors are asked to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention for masks and social distancing.
  • Call (239) 533-7387 with any questions.

 Community Development (Building Permits)

Closed or Cancelled Services
  • Public Works lobby is closed to the public.
Open or Modified Services
  • Online permitting is available
  • Building inspections will continue but staff will not conduct physical inspections of occupied structures; protocols are in place to handle them remotely.
  • Special Events permits for public gatherings of greater than 1,000 people that require County approval will not be issued until further notice.

 Human and Veteran Services

Closed or Cancelled Services
  • Human and Veteran Services lobby is closed to the public.
Open or Modified Services
  • Client services will be provided by phone and internet.
  • Please call (239) 533-7900 or view additional information regarding assistance and services


Closed or Cancelled Services
  • All Library meeting rooms are closed.
Open or Modified Services
  • Branch libraries are open with limited hours and services
    • Self-service options include contactless self check-out, curbside holds pickup, and copy, scan and print stations.
    • Patrons are expected to follow the CDC's social distancing guidelines of staying 6 feet apart from others that are not in your party. Face covering are recommended, but not required.
    • Hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes for computers are available.
    • Buildings are cleaned and disinfected each day following CDC guidelines.
    • Please see details on the reopening.
  • All branch locations are offering contactless curbside holds pickup. See more details on contactless holds pickup.
  • Exterior book returns are open. Please No Donations.
  • Need Help? Staff are available to answer any questions you may have.


The health and safety of our community members are of the utmost importance to Lee County Government. All service updates are made in alignment with the State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control's recommendation for social distancing.

Open or Modified Services

  • Applications and reservations for ADA (Passport) service will be conducted over the phone by calling (239) 533-0300.

 Parks & Recreation

Open or Modified Services

  • All Parks & Recreation facilities have resumed normal operating hours.
  • Programs, activities, rentals, weight rooms and gymnasiums have resumed operations with approved safety plans.
  • Lee County Parks & Recreation Administration office is open normal business hours.
  • Visit each facility webpage for hours and programs.

Visit the Parks & Recreation Website

 Solid Waste

Open or Modified Services
  • Garbage Collection will continue
  • The Topaz Court Household Chemical Waste Facility has reopened for resedential chemical waste and electronics drop off.
  • The resource Recovery Facility remains open. Hand unloaders must be in the gate 30 minutes prior to closing. Customers remaining in the unloading areas after the posted closing time are subject to a $10 fee for every 5 minutes the facility must remain open.
  • As a safety precaution, cash payments are discouraged at any of the Solid Waste facilities. Please be prepared to use a credit or debit card for payment.
  • All compost sales have resumed.

 Special Event Permits

Closed or Cancelled Services
  • Special Event permits for public gatherings of greater than 1,000 people that require County approval are not currently being issued.
  • Events using County property are not currently being permitted.

 Public Utilities

Closed or Cancelled Services
  • The Utilities Lobby located at 7391 College Parkway is closed (drop boxes are available for making payments)
Open or Modified Services
  • A drop-box is available in the front door and drive-thru at 7391 College Parkway.
  • A drop-box is available at 1500 Monroe Street, Fort Myers (near the Eastern entrance on Monroe Street).
  • Online and phone services will continue to be available.

 Tolls and Transportation

Closed or Cancelled Services
  • No In-person toll operation is currently available (transponder and toll-by-plate only)
  • The Big Carlos Pass Bridge Project Development & Environment Study Public Hearing has been postponed to a yet-to-be-determined date.
Open or Modified Services
  • The Leeway Service Center is open to the public.
  • Collections will take place via Transponder and Toll-by-Plate, and service fees will be waived.
  • Customer service will be offered through a 24-hour drop box at the LeeWay Service Center, mail & fax.
  • For more information about Cashless Tolls, please visit Cashless FAQs
  • Have questions? Call (239) 533-9297
  • Self-service information
  • Cashless tolls information

 Public Safety

Open or Modified Services
  • Public Safety will continue to function normally.

 Visitor & Convention Bureau

The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau has developed resources for industry partners. These resources are viewable here.

Other Agencies:

City of Cape Coral

City of Bonita Springs
​City of Cape Coral
​City of Fort Myers
​City of Sanibel
Town of Fort Myers Beach


​Village of Estero
Southwest Florida International Airport