eConnect is the online system used to Pay Fees Online. ​To get started, click the below link. Then, locate the record/permit associated with the fee you wish to pay, using the Global or Record Search. Then, select Fees from the Payment dropdown tab, and click the Pay Fees button. Then, proceed with making your payment. For a step-by-step guide on making your payment, click here.

  eConnect System: Pay Fees

Acceptable In-Person Payment Methods

  • Credit/Debit Cards
    • American Express
    • Visa
    • MasterCard                                         
    • Discover 
  • Money Orders
  • Checks and Cashier Checks

             Lee County Community Development Online Payment Options


The use of this feature requires your bank to allow for a debit transaction to take place. Often business accounts are set up with a Debit Filter or Block.  Prior to using this method, contact your bank to verify that Forte Payments Systems, Company ID: 1330903620 will be authorized to process debit transactions on your account. After confirming the status of your checking account, have your permit/case number handy (keeping in mind that all information you enter must be valid information, including routing number, account number and check number), then make your payment. ​

Credi​t Card:

The use of this feature allows you to enter your credit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover) along with your CSV number, name and full mailing address where you receive your invoice. Have your permit/case number handy, then make your payment.

NOTE: When making payments online, you will be redirected to a third party secure site for the payment to be processed; once completed, you will be redirected back to eConnect. If you are a MAC user, it is recommended that you upgrade to OS High Sierra or later.  If your balance due is $500,000 or higher, please call 239-533-8539 for additional instructions as the payment system does not allow payments over this amount.

The credit card payment option is available both online and by dialing 239-533-8997, option *.

If you wish to mail your payment, please make the check payable to LEE COUNTY BOCC, include the record number in the memo on your check or money order, and mail to:

Lee County Internal Services - Fiscal
Attn: Cashier - 1st Floor
1500 Monroe St
Fort Myers, FL 33901

If you have any comments or questions on these payment options, please call 239-533-8329.​