Special districts are units of local government created for a special purpose. These districts can operate within a limited geographic boundary and are created by law, special act, local ordinance, rule of the Governor, and Cabinet.
These districts have a governing body with policy-making powers and provide essential governmental services and facilities. The difference between special districts and local governments is that they provide specialized services and have limited powers.
Florida Statute 189.016 requires that special districts publish budgets on their own official websites and if the district does not have a website, transmit their budget to the local governing authority for publishing.
It is the responsibility of the district to submit the website or budget information to Samantha Westen, by email
firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to 2115 Second St., Fort Myers, FL 33901.
Lee County is not responsible for the accuracy of the content submitted by special districts.
If a special district lies within municipal boundaries contact the local governing authority directly.
More information on Special Districts can be found by visiting the
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity website.
Click on the links below to view budgets or links to special district websites. Special Districts also file Annual
Financial Reports with the Florida Department of Financial Services.
|East Mulloch Water Control District||
|Housing Finance Authority of Lee County, FL||
|Lee County Educational Facilities Authority||
|Lee County Industrial Development Authority||Website|
|Lee County Port Authority||
Aquatic Weed Control|||
|Lee County Hyacinth Control District||Website|
|County Beach & Shore Preservation|||
|Captiva Erosion Prevention District||
Drainage and/or Water Control|||
|County Line Drainage District||
Emergency Medical Services|||
|Lee County Trauma Services District||
|Alva Fire Protection and Rescue Service District||Website|
|Bayshore Fire Protection and Rescue Service District||Website|
|Boca Grande Fire Control District||Website|
|Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District||
|Captiva Island Fire Control District||Website|
|Estero Fire Rescue||
|Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District||Website|
|Fort Myers Shores Fire Protection and Rescue District||
|Iona-McGregor Fire Protection and Rescue Service District||Website|
|Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District||
|Matlacha and Pine Island Fire Control District||
|North Fort Myers Fire Control and Rescue Service District||Website|
|San Carlos Park Fire Protection and Rescue Service District||
|Sanibel Fire and Rescue District||
|South Trail Fire Protection & Rescue Service District||Website|
|Tice Fire Protection & Rescue Service District||Website|
|Upper Captiva Fire Protection and Rescue Service District||Website|
|Lee Memorial Health System||Website|
|Lee County Housing Authority||Website|
|Library - Local|||
|Fort Myers Beach Public Library District||Website|
|Fort Myers Beach Mosquito Control District||Budget|
|Lee County Mosquito Control District||Website|
Recreational Facilities / Programs|||
|Herons Glen Recreation District||Website|
|Community Development||Mediterra Community Development District||Website|
|Expressway & Bridge||Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority|
|Fire Control & Rescue||Boca Grande Fire Control District||Website|
|Gulf Environmental & Economic Recovery||Gulf Consortium||
|Infrastructure Development||Babcock Ranch Community Independent Special District||Website|
|Inland Navigation & Waterways||West Coast Inland Navigation District||Website|
|Municipal Type Services & Improvements||Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District||
|Qualifying Improvements to Real Property||Florida Resiliency & Energy District||Website|
|Water Management||South Florida Water Management District||Website|