ANIMAL LICENSE
Lee County Animal Services
5600 Banner Drive, Ft. Myers, FL
(239) 432-2083 www.leelostpets.com
Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Tues 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Sat 8 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
What: Lee County pet license (Ord. 6-12)
Who: If your pet resides in Lee County for 30 days (does not have to be consecutive) it must have a Lee County license.
How Much: One year sterilized license: $8 ,  One year unsterilized license:  $35 , Juvenile license (under one year old):    $8 , Three year sterilized license:  $15 , Three year unsterilized license:  $65
Additional pet licensing information is available at www.leelostpets.com

AUTO REGISTRATION
Lee County Tax Collector Main Office
2480 Thompson Street, Fort Myers FL
All Offices: (239) 339-6000
Branch Offices throughout Lee County
When: Within 10 working days of making Florida your permanent residency (i.e.; registering children in school, beginning employment, filing homestead status). If Florida is not to be your permanent residency, autos don't have to be registered. (Migrant workers are exempt).
Who: The person whose name appears on the title must be at the office to register, with proper identification. The vehicle must also be at the office.
Documents needed: Original title (copies not acceptable) and proof of insurance (at least $10,000 PIP and bodily injury).
How Much: Price of tag depends on weight of vehicle. Renewals are usually around $40/50.
Other Fees: A $100 fee is assessed for cars needing new plates for either residents or non-residents, when there is no tag to transfer.

 

Airport Limo

 Call 239 440 4859 or 877 428 0410

 Example of charge: Burnt Store Road to airport runs $45 for two people and $5 for each additional person.

BUS TRANSPORTATION
Lee County LeeTran
(239) 533-TRAN (8726)
Rosa Parks Transportation Center, 2250 Peck St., Ft. Myers, FL
ADA Passport 533-0300

Greyhound Bus Company
Rosa Parks Transportation Center, 2250 Peck St. Ft. Myers, FL
(239) 334-1011
Mon.-Sun. 5:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. (Hours subject to change).

CABLE TELEVISION
Comcast Cable
(239) 432-9277
Local Offices:
4750 Winkler Ave Ext, Fort Myers - (239) 277-2711
24830 Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs - (239) 992-8823
4290 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers - (239) 277-5679

 

Lee TV - Lee County Government Access Information
Watch on Comcast CH-11, on Time Warner CH-16 also streamed live on our web site.
(239) 335-2665
P.O. Box 398, Ft. Myers, FL 33902-0398

CITIES (incorporated) that fall within Lee County
Bonita Springs, City of
9101 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Springs, FL 34135
(239) 949-6262

Cape Coral, City of
City Hall, 1015 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33990
(239) 574-0436

Fort Myers, City of
City Hall, 2200 Second St., Ft. Myers, FL 33902
(239) 332-6700

Fort Myers Beach, Town of
2523 Estero Blvd., Ft. Myers Beach, FL 33931
(239) 765-0202

Sanibel, City of
800 Dunlop Rd., Sanibel, FL 33957
(239) 472-4135
 

DECLARATION OF DOMICILE
Lee County Clerk of Courts
County Administration Bldg. - 2nd Floor
2115 Second St. Fort Myers, FL
(239) 533-5000
Why: This is an affidavit attesting to Florida residency. It is useful when three legal forms of Florida residency are required (such as filing for Florida homestead exemption taxes), or for providing residency in determining what State(s) can access state income and death taxes, and which States' courts supervise the settlement of your estate, or for proving residency to colleges and schools.

DRIVER LICENSES
Florida Dept of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles
North Ft. Myers - 1830 N. Tamiami Trail, N. Ft. Myers FL  (Located in the Weaver's Corner shopping center)
(239) 656-7978 Hours:  Tuesday-Fri 7:00 am to 6:00 pm * Cape Coral - 413 NE Van Loon Lane, Suite 110, Cape Coral FL (239) 458-4428
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (tax office-limited services)
Information Recording (239) 772-1300
When: If you own a vehicle, you must register it within 10 working days of becoming a Florida resident. You then have 10 days to acquire your Florida driver's license. If you don't own a vehicle, you must first sign an affidavit attesting to that before getting your Florida driver's license.
How Much: The fee for a new driver license is $20. There are two Lee County Tax Collector locations that provide limited driver license services.  The Tax Collector does charge a $5.25 service fee.  If the driver license is obtained at one of those offices, the total fee would be $25.25.  However, the Ft. Myers and Cape Coral offices listed above are operated by the State of Florida and the fee is only $20, and is good for six years if applicant has maintained a clear driving record.
Note: An eye test will be performed before Florida driver's license is issued.

Note: Effective May 4, 2007 the hours of operation will change for both the Ft. Myers and Cape Coral locations.  The new hours will be Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with extended hours on Thursday until 7:00 pm.

 

ELECTRIC
Florida Power and Light
Customer Service - (239) 334-7754
Report a Power Outage - (800) 468-8243
24 hour notice required (no weekend service)
Deposit: The amount is based on a credit scoring system. A deposit can be equal to approx. 2 mo. average bill at the service address or waived. Deposits are refunded in full after 23 months of prompt payment or when the account is closed. There is a cash alternative to a deposit- an Unconditional Guarantee/Guarantor Contract, which is a legal document involving two parties. In order to be eligible for this non-cash deposit option, the Guarantor must meet certain criteria.

Lee County Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Customer Service - (239) 656-2300
Toll Free - (800) 599-2356
Deposit: Minimum deposit of $200 or 2 months bill, whatever is greater. Can be waived with credit check. Refundable after one year of on-time payment for residence. Deposit may be waived if customer has a credit check.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT - HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS
Lee County Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
2665 Ortiz Ave., Ft. Myers, FL 33905-7804
(239) 477-3600 www.leeeoc.com
What: The EOC is the official County Warning Point. The EOC receives emergency information through the Emergency Dispatch Center and reports serious emergencies to the State Warning Point located in the State EOC in Tallahassee. We in-turn coordinate State and/or Federal involvement or assistance within the County.
All Hazards Guide www.lee.com/guide/entry.htm
People with Special Needs: During an emergency special shelters provide a higher level of medical support than regular public shelters, but they are not for everyone. You must preregister and have a caregiver to accompany you to use a Special Needs Shelter. Qualifications vary from county to county, but there are specific requirements and procedures to register as a Special Needs client. Consult your physician and local Emergency Management office to see if you qualify for a Special Needs Shelter.
Special Needs Program www.leeeoc.com Click on "Special Needs Program" on the right

GARBAGE COLLECTION
Lee County Solid Waste
(239) 338-3302
Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Unincorporated Lee County, Bonita Springs & Ft. Myers Bch. (Charges on property tax bill)
Veolia Environmental Svcs. (Area 1, 2) (239) 334-1224
Waste Management, Inc. (Area 4, 6) (239) 334-4115
Waste Pro of Florida, Inc. (Area 3, 5) (239) 337-0800
Electronics disposal: Same day as regular garbage pick-up, place at curb seperately from household garbage.
Recycle: Residents are encouraged to minimize waste, reuse items and look for products that aren't over packaged. Keeping recyclables out of the regular garbage benefits the residents because less material is burned.
Remember: More Recycling +Less Garbage = Cheaper Garbage Bills! Request additional recycle bins if needed.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Lee County Health Department
(239) 332-9501

LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
14750 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL
(239) 477-1200 - www.sheriffleefl.org

NEWSPAPER
News-Press - New Subscriptions
2442 Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers, FL
Customer Service/Home Delivery (239) 335-0233
Cape Coral Breeze - New Subscriptions
2510 Del Prado Blvd. Cape Coral, FL 33904
Tel: (239) 574-1110
Fax: (239) 574-3403
 

Bonita Daily News/The Banner-New Subscriptions
www.bonitanews.com
26381 S. Tamiami Trail, Ste. 116
Bonita Springs, FL  34134
Tel:  (239) 263-4839
Fax: (239) 263-4754

Boca Beacon: (941) 964-2995 www.bocabeacon.com

POST OFFICE
Fort Myers Main Office
1350 Monroe Street, Fort Myers FL
(800) 275-8777 - For all branch offices
 

PROPERTY APPRAISER  (Real Estate)
Lee County Property Appraiser's Office
(239) 339-6100
Homestead Exemption (239) 339-6120

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF LEE COUNTY
2055 Central Ave. Fort Myers, FL 33901
(239) 334-1102
Student Assignment: (239) 337-8247
Parent Information Center: (2 locations) Ft. Myers & Cape Coral
www.leeschools.net/dept/sta
What: School registration for the School District of Lee County occurs through the Student Assignment Department.
When: Parents of students "NEW TO THE DISTRICT" or reenrolling should visit one of the Parent Information Centers to complete the student registration and school assignment process. Parents or guardians must show photo ID.
Where: Visit the web site above to see what zone and sub-zone you reside in or parents can call 334-1102 to find out which school their children will be attending.
Documents needed: At time of registration you must have all of the following documents to complete the registration process.Original Birth Certificate, Health Examination (physical) Social Security Card (if available), Florida Certificate of Immunization (original blue card), Proof of Residence, Proof of Custody is required if child is not living with both natural parents, Name and Address of Last School attended, Copy of I.E.P.
-This is just the basic information, more details can be found on the Student Assignment web site.
*if returning to the lee county school district you only need to provide immunization record, proof of residence, proof of custody if applicable and an iep if you child has one. See above for additional information regarding these documents.
** if entering the lee county school district from another public or private school located in Florida you do not need a physical exam. All other documentation listed above is required.

SHERIFF'S OFFICE, LEE COUNTY
14750 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL|
(239) 477-1000 www.sheriffleefl.org

SELECTIVE SERVICE OFFICE
http://www.sss.gov/
Forms are available at any U.S. post office
 

SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE
www.ssa.gov
10100 Deer Run Farm Rd.
(239) 931-0066 or (800) 772-1213

STATE GOVERNMENT WEBSITE
http://myflorida.com/

TELEPHONE SERVICE
Embarq
Areas Served: Fort Myers/Lee County
Customer Service - (800) 723-8010
Deposit: Depending on your credit history, you may be required to pay a deposit. Deposits are returned after 12 months of consecutive on-time payments (payments that are received on or before the due date).
 

VOTER REGISTRATION
Supervisor of Elections Office

2480 Thompson St., Fort Myers, FL
(239) 339-6300
www.leeelections.com
Also available when applying for Florida Drivers License.
When: As soon as you can prove your residency (i.e.; Drivers License, Declaration of Domicile)
Who: To Register You Must: Be a U.S. citizen, be a Florida resident, be 18 years old (you may pre-register if you are 17), not now be adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in FL or any other state, not have been convicted of a felony without your civil rights having been restored pursuant to law, not claim the right to vote in another county or state, submit your valid FL driver's license number or FL identification card number. If you do not have either of these, you must provide the last four digits of your Social Security number.
To Vote: You must be registered at least 29 days before you can vote in an election. If this is a "new registration," the date a signed application is postmarked or hand delivered to your county supervisor of elections office will be your registration date. If your signed application is complete and you are qualified as a voter, a registration identification card will be mailed to you.

WATER AND SEWER
Lee County Utilities (In Unincorporated Lee County)
E-Mail: LCUcustserv@leegov.com
7391 College Pkwy., Fort Myers, FL
(239) 936-0247 or toll free 1-800-485-0214
www.lee-county.com/utilities
New Water & Sewer Service:
(239) 479-8160 or 479-8154
Application & Deposit

FLORIDA GOVERNMENT UTILITIES- LEHIGH 239-368-1615 www.fgua.com

 

Home Repair and other services

 

Charles Davis 239 691 8572 - Charles does about everything from painting, carpet removal and installation, sheet rock repairs, carpentry work, water systems.

Mike Waldron 239 362 4523 – Works with Charles on some projects. Paints, tile floors, tile baths, AC repair and or installation.

Appraiser 239 810 1286  Richard Frey