​​​Prior to utilizing a site for a use authorized by a development order, including issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy by the Building Department for commercial or residential buildings, a Certificate of Compliance must be issued by Development Services.

The issuance of a Certificate of Compliance is a multidisciplinary process requiring site inspections of the completed site by Development Services, Environmental Sciences, Lee County Utilities, the Lee County Department of Transportation (LDOT), and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) if work was performed within their respective right of way.

The Certificate of Compliance progress is set in motion through the submission of Letters of Substantial Compliance from the project Civil Engineer for site work, Lighting Engineer for site lighting, and Registered Landscape Architect for required buffers and other landscaping and environmental matters.  For additional questions on the Certificate of Compliance process, please contact a Development Services Inspector.

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 Letters of Substantial Compliance

Mining Letters of Substantial Compliance​​