The following is an unedited press release from Lee County.
Lee County will open an Emergency Building and Well Repair Permitting operation post-Hurricane Ian on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Department of Community Development building in downtown Fort Myers.
Homeowners need to know the following information prior to arriving at the site:
- Unincorporated Lee County will open limited Emergency Building and Well Repair Permitting Services a 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5.
- Temporary permitting office set up at 2115 Second St,, Fort Myers. Go to the first floor.
- For building permits, hours and dates will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.
- For well-repair permits, hours and days will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday until further notice.
- Permitting is limited to repairs to existing habitable buildings and repair to wells due to Hurricane Ian. Permit applications must be storm related.
- Lee County is working to expedite permits for most types of work.
- Permit fees waived until further notice.
- Lee County is working diligently to bring back Building Services in a responsible way, to assist residents and businesses to the maximum extent possible by maximizing resources to help the most customers possible.
- A specific landing page has been set up for more information: www.leegov.com/dcd/BldPermitServ/AppsProcd/EmergProcd.
- Contractors, who typically file for permits online, are asked to continue to use that process. This emergency operation is intended for homeowners.