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Permitting & Inspections Department
 
Engineering Services Division
Lee County Department of Transportation 



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Right-of-Way Use Permits

Lee County staff reviews all plans prior to issuing permits
to ensure safe and proper compliance of construction within county right-of-ways.

 

Residential Driveway Permit

For any improvements to residential property -- not only driveways -- within the County right-of-way (exception: mowing)

Examples of When Required Along County-Maintained Roads Only:

  • Install a driveway to new or existing home 
  • Upgrade an existing driveway  
  • Improve the right-of-way
  • Add another driveway to residential property  


How do I know if I live on a county-maintained road? County-maintained roads search

To Apply:

  • For buildings with one to four residential units (single-family, duplex, triplex, quadplex):
    • Fee: $95 for a single driveway; $120 for a double driveway
    • Location: Purchase a permit at the Permitting Office on the first floor at 1500 Monroe St., Fort Myers 
    • Information: A permit work sheet with directions will be provided to you at time of purchase. If you have any question, call (239) 533-9300 (Espanol, 533-9307).
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      For buildings with five or more residential units:
    • These buildings are commercial structures. Development order applications must be processed through the Lee County Department of Community Development's Development Services Division. Please read the County’s Administration Code AC11-12 for policies for working in a right-of-way or easement.  

 
Commercial Right-Of-Way Use Permit

Licensed contractors performing work for new or existing businesses in the county right-of-way or easements must get a Commercial Right-of-Way Use Permit permit to work in or along county roads.

Examples of When Required:

  • Build new construction that connect to a county road/easements
  • Upgrade entrances
  • Add water/sewer tie-ins
  • Install communications services
  • Install water/sewer services
  • Widen a road for turn lanes
  • Install sidewalks
  • Improve drainage 


Maintenance Of Traffic (MOT)
 

Is required with every permit.  For more information and training on MOT please visit this link to schedule classes with Florida Transportation Technology Transfer Center

Work Zone Safety Video "Behind the Vest"

To Apply:

  • These buildings are commercial structures. Development order applications must be processed through the Lee County Department of Community Development's Development Services Division.

 

Commercial Permit Forms

 

Questions? Read our FAQ or call (239) 533-9300.