Beginning Monday February 1, 2021 the City of Fort Myers Community Development Department lobby doors on 1825 Hendry Street will close at 4 p.m. 

Phone lines remain open from 7:30 am to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

The lobby will still open for business each morning at 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Please call Community Development staff at 239-321-7925 if there are any questions or concerns. Thank you.

Continuing Services During Coronavirus Pandemic

The Community Development Department - Administration, Real Estate, GIS, Building, Permits, Inspections, Code Enforcement, Planning, Business Tax (BTR) and Housing - all located at 1825 Hendry Street (first floor) - continue to operate, with staff and customers observing social distancing, utilizing physical barriers, and mask wearing  strongly encouraged within the building.  

The city encourages members of the public and clients to use online resources and phone assistance where possible. 

We encourage all permit applications to be submitted electronically to

Online payments are accepted, or customers can pay by check or credit card at the cashier’s window, located in the lobby of 1825 Hendry Street (First Floor).

Cash payments are accepted, but other payment methods are encouraged.

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