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City of Fort Myers - News

Posted on: March 10, 2022

Relief, Permits, FEMA, Business, and General Assistance Information



Please continue to monitor for the latest resources available. 


Florida survivors who live in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Orange, Osceola, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and Seminole counties can apply for federal assistance at, by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or by using the FEMA App. Survivors using a relay service, such as a video relay service, captioned telephone service or others, can give the FEMA operator the number for that service.

Click HERE to download the Disaster Assistance Registration Flyer in ENGLISH.

FEMA Disaster Assistance Information


FEMA Disaster Assistance Information


FEMA Disaster Assistance Information


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Business information in the CITY of Fort Myers


Due to Hurricane Ian, the City will not asses any late fees on Business Tax Receipt (BTR) renewals through the month of October.  If you have already mailed your FY22/23 renewals, we are processing them as quickly as possible, your patience is appreciated.

Questions? Contact Nicole DeVaughn, Planning Manager, 239-321-7976 or Traciene Masullo, Business Tax Receipt Supervisor, 239-321-7990

permit information in the City of Fort Myers

Permits are still required for construction work; however, no permit fees are being implemented for 90 days for damages caused by Hurricane Ian.

The city has suspended permit fees for work to correct damages caused by Hurricane Ian. Please note this is effective September 30, 2022. Please reach out to our community development team, who are committed to expedite permit applications as quickly as possible.

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