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Code Enforcement

NOTE: The new lot mowing ordinance is now effective per Ordinance 14-08


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Complaints and inquires about code violations for properties located outside of Unincorporated Lee County, such as in the cities of Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Sanibel or in the Town of Fort Myers Beach, must be reported directly to those jurisdictions.


Code Violation Complaints:

Code violation complaints can be viewed and tracked by clicking the "eServices" tab on the main navigation bar above and then selecting "eConnect." After review of our database, if you need to file a code enforcement complaint for a property located within Unincorporated Lee County you may send an email to or call (239) 533-8895 Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30am and 4:30pm. Complaints are investigated with minimal delay. 


Code Enforcement investigates the following:

  • Abandoned Vehicles
  • Blasting
  • Building Without Permits
  • Excavations
  • Licensed & Unlicensed Contractors
  • Lot Mowing
  • Rights of Way/Road Obstructions
  • Signs
  • Trash
  • Zoning / Illegal Land Use 


Code Enforcement Hearing Examiner Liens:

To request mitigation of a code enforcement lien resulting from an Order by the Lee County Hearing Examiner, you may complete and submit the form below. This form may only be used if the violation has been corrected. The Hearing Examiner Lien Mitigation process CANNOT be used to reduce liens imposed for any other Code Enforcement process (such as lot mowing, securing pools, or lot clean-up). 

Lien Mitigation Request Form

Other departments investigate the following more specific violations:

Environmental violations include the unpermitted clearing of trees or other vegetation, improper tree trimming, landscape buffer maintenance, and noncompliance with development approval requirements and protected species issues.  Environmental violations should be reported to a Division of Environmental Sciences, Environmental Enforcement staff member by e-mail or by calling (239) 533-8389.

Noise complaints may be made directly to the Sheriff's office by calling (239) 477-1000.

Illegal dumping complaints and trash pick-up may be made by calling the Lee County Division of Solid Waste at (239) 533-8000.