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)
Pine Island Permitting Information:
Click here for more details related to new operations for Pine Island Residents needing permits and transportation to the Downtown Permitting Office.
- 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
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