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Building Permits Issued




Fort Myers, FL (Jan. 16, 2015) — During December, contractors pulled 76 permits to build single-family houses collectively valued at nearly $30.6 million in unincorporated Lee County.  That compares to 72 permits issued in November and 64 issued in December 2013, according to the Lee County Department of Community Development. 

Also during December, 30 multi-family units were permitted, compared to four in November and 14 in December 2013. 

For the year 2014, Lee County issued 993 single-family permits, up 15.5 percent from 2013. The 663 permits issued for multi-family units were up 84.2 percent from the previous year.  The market value of all new single- and multi-family dwellings built in 2014 is estimated at $315.6 million. 

In December, general commercial activity was valued at nearly $6.5 million for 15 permits, compared to nearly $10.4 million in November and nearly $1 million in December 2013. 

For all of 2014, Lee County issued 206 permits for general, commercial structures, up 53.7 percent over 2013.  The value of this category of commercial permitting was $154.5 million, and included the $30 million Hertz Corporation headquarters, the $19 million Twins stadium renovation, and a $13.5 million Wal-Mart in Estero.  Another 23 permits were issued for commercial additions and remodels, up 27.8 percent over 2013.  Those projects, valued at $159.4 million, included the $150 million Golisano Children’s Hospital addition to the HealthPark campus.  

Lee County Community Development issued 3,301 permits of all kinds during December and 42,151 for all of 2014.

Lee County Community Development oversees planning, zoning, development and building services, environmental review, building inspection, and code enforcement for the unincorporated areas of Lee County.

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Distribution of this release is prepared by:
Joan D. LaGuardia, Communications Manager
Lee County Department of Community Development
(239) 533-8705 or


Contact:  Mary Gibbs, Lee County Community Development Department
               (239) 533-8585