Community Development Department Mission Statement: “Dedicated to Serving the Community with Professionalism, Integrity, and Compassion.”

The Fort Myers Community Development Department improves the City’s quality of life by managing the physical growth and development of the City by assisting property owners and businesses and ensuring the City is developed and maintained in compliance with City Codes, ordinances and the Comprehensive Plan.

The Community Development Department serves citizens, visitors, and the public within the city limits of Fort Myers with a wide range of services associated with affordable housing, building inspections, business tax, code enforcement, GIS (maps), permitting, plan review, planning, zoning and more. 

The department is comprised of five divisions: Administration, Building, Permitting and Inspections (BPI), Code Enforcement (CE), Housing, and Planning. 

The Administrative Division is responsible for administrative duties related to the office of the Director and Assistant Director, customer service, cashiering and cash handling, GIS mapping, fiscal management and budget oversight, and leadership for the entire department. 

The Administrative Division consists of the Director, Assistant Director, GIS Analyst, Fiscal Manager, Senior Administrative Assistant, Cashier(s), and a Real Property Specialist.