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Building Permits Issued




Fort Myers, FL (Sept. 2, 2014)During August, contractors pulled 85 permits to build single-family houses collectively valued at more than $19.5 million in unincorporated Lee County.  That compares to 97 permits issued in July and 88 issued in August 2013, according to the Lee County Department of Community Development.

Also during August, 12 multi-family units were permitted, compared to 50 in July and 53 in August 2013. 

General commercial activity was valued at more than $7.1 million for 21 permits, compared to $9.4 million in July and nearly $2.5 million in August 2013.

Lee County Community Development issued 3,421 permits of all kinds during August.

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