​David M. Loveland, AICP, Director

Operational Procedure Changes (Hurricane Ian) 

 - Emergency Permitting Procedures

Full Permitting services have resumed online and in person, with hurricane damage repairs taking priority. 

Click here for more information.


Office Location: 1500 Monroe St, Fort Myers FL, 33901
Office Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm (Monday-Friday)
Upcoming Office Closures:

 - Wednesday January 25th (all day) 

 - Wednesday February 1st (all day)


Pine Island Remote Permitting Office Information:
Location: Pine Island Public Library-10701 Russel Rd, Bokeelia
Hours: 10am-5pm 
Dates: Wednesday, January 25th
           Wednesday, February 1st
           Wednesday, February 8th
           Wednesday, February 15th 
Click here for more details. 

 - SHIP-DR Homeowner Insurance Deductible Assistance 

Please visit the State Housing Initiatives Partnership website for more information. 


Electronic Submittal Process

The Lee County Department of Community Development (DCD) has transitioned to a fully electronic submittal process for building permit, zoning, planning and development review applications.


Contractors, design professionals and agents are required to submit applications and supporting documents through the DCD Public Portal, which is called eConnect. 

eConnect - Search, Pay, Submit 




Mining Amendments

Corkscrew Road Improvement Study

Performance Dashboard

Impact Fee Updates effective March 9, 2020

Join the virtual line for Community Development offices


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, Estero, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel for similar services within those jurisdictions.


​​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​

 

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT AND PLANNED DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS UNDER REVIEW

Contact

  • Phone: 239-533-8585
    Fax: 239-485-8344
  • Building Services, Development Services, Environmental Sciences, Planning and Zoning:
    1500 Monroe St.
    Fort Myers, FL 33901
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  • Hours & General Information​

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