Prior to being issued a permit in unincorporated​ Lee County, email the following to

  • A copy of your state certified license.
  • A Certificate of Insurance for General Liability and workers' compensation. The insured'​s name on the Certificate of Insurance must be your exact company name (exactly) as it appears on your license. The following information needs to appear in the 'Certificate Holder' section*:
Lee County Contractor Licensing
P.O. Box 398​​
Fort Myers, FL 33902

*For Right of Way (ROW) permits only, a current Certificate of Insurance with: Lee County, a political subdivision and Charter County of the State of Florida, its agents, employees, and public officials are included as Additionally Insured, in the description. All coverages on the policy must equal or exceed $1,000,000.00. The following information needs to appear in the 'Certificate Holder' section:
Lee County Board of County Commissioners
P.O. Box 398
Fort Myers, FL 33902
Registering a state license with Lee County Contractor Licensing will allow the County to keep the license, insurances and authorized signers on file. This service allows contractors to pull permits without having to appear and show proof with every application. Keeping an “authorized signer” list on file allows agents of the contractor to apply for and pick up permits. Registering with Lee County also allows a contractor the ability to submit and receive permits electronically and the ability to electronically attach their license to a permit as a subcontractor.​
You may submit a workers' compensation exemption​ in lieu of workers' compensation insurance. Exemptions are applied for through the State of ​Florida. Their local office is located at 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 163, Fort Myers, FL 33901; phone number 239-461-4006.  Visit the State of Florida's Bureau of Compliance website for additional information.​​