​​​Do I need a permit to install a fence?​ 

Yes. Review the residential fence permit application​ for more information.

Do I need a permit to build/install a shed?

Yes. Prior to purchasing a pre-manufactured shed, confirm that the shed has been pre-approved to meet the Florida Building Code.​ For more information regarding sheds, please review the shed permit requirements​.​

Do I need a permit to install an above-ground pool?​

Review the above-ground section of the pool permit requirements.

Do I need a permit for a garage/yard sale?

Unincorporated​​ Lee County does not issue garage/yard sale permits. As per the Lee County Land Development Code Chapter 34-622(c)(42) – Garage or yard sales are limited to not more than one week duration, with sales limited to two garage or yard sales per year.​

​​​​Who ​​​can pick up the building permit?

​A permit must be signed for by the Contractor, an authorized agent of the contractor or the property owner in the presence of the Building Official or designee. Contractors must be licensed and registered with Lee County Contractors Licensing.​​ Owner-builders must personally appear and sign for their permits, the only exception to this is with a legal, recorded, Power of Attorney. 

​​​Can I track my application online? 

​​​​​Yes, visit eConnect​ and enter your permit number.

How long is the review processing time?

The review process time varies with the department's workload​​​​, see the Review Status Report for more information. ​

​​​What is my property's Zoning District?​​​​​​​

​​To find property information, including the zoning district, use the Find M​y Property​ tool provided by our GIS Department. ​This tool allows you to search by address for property information.

​​​​​​​What is a strap number?

​​​​​​Review this document​ for more information.