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David Loveland, Director

The One-Stop Permitting Shop...

Lee County Community Development oversees planning, zoning, development and building services, environmental review, building inspections, and code enforcement for the unincorporated areas of Lee County. Please contact the incorporated areas of Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel for similar services within those jurisdictions.

Effective October 7, 2015, the Village of Estero is accepting applications for the following services in the incorporated area:

  • Planning
  • Zoning
  • Development Review
  • Code Compliance

Applicants are encouraged to use county forms at this time; however, they must be submitted directly to the Village offices located at 21500 Three Oaks Parkway (Estero Fire District building).

All other services will continue to be handled through our office at this time.

​​Community Development administers:

  • The Lee Plan — The comprehensive plan for growth in unincorporated Lee County through 2035
  • The Lee County Land Development Code — ​The regulations which implement the Lee Plan and other ordinances adopted by the Board of County Commissioners
  • Construction Review — Approvals and permits for all zoning, site development and building construction
  • Code Enforcement —​ Enforcement of the Land Development Code and other County ordinances regarding land use and construction standards
  • Flood Insurance Rate Maps — Verification of Flood Insurance Rate Map information for parcels​