Permitting & Inspections Department
Engineering Services Division
Lee County Department of Transportation
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
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
Add water/sewer tie-ins
Install communications services
Install water/sewer services
Widen a road for turn lanes
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"
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.