David M. Loveland, AICP, Director
Covid-19 Service Updates
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.
- Public Works lobby is now Open to the public as of Monday April 5, 2021.
Online permitting is available.
- Special Event permits for public gatherings of greater than 1,000 people that require County approval will not be issued until further notice.
DCD to transition to fully electronic submittal process beginning April 19
The Lee County Department of Community Development (DCD) is transitioning to a fully electronic submittal process beginning April 19 for building permit, zoning, planning and development review applications.
Contractors, design professionals and agents will be required to submit applications and supporting documents through the DCD Public Portal, which is called eConnect. Any paper submittals received before April 19 will remain a paper process through issuance and/or approval.
Free training dates and times will be published on the
E-Permitting Webpage and in future announcements.
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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