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HURRICANE RESOURCES

I lost my Florida driver license in the storm, what do I need to get replacement?

If your license or ID was Real ID Compliant, meaning it was issued after 2010 and had a gold star, please visit any of our service centers, no documents required, and we can issue a replacement.

 

I lost my out of state license in the storm, what do I need to get a Florida license?

If you had an out of state license, even if it was Real ID Compliant, you must bring the required documents into one of our service centers to obtain a Florida license.

My car was destroyed in storm, will my registration be refunded?

Currently the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles does not issue refunds on portions of unused registration. However, you do have the ability to transfer your registration to a different vehicle if you choose to do so.

My car is a total loss; how do I surrender my license plate?

You may either bring the plate to any one of our service centers or mail it back to us. If you are dropping it off at a service center you do not need an appointment, simply come to the Customer Resource Desk. If you are mailing it, please fill out the Surrender License Plate form and enclose it with the plate. You can mail it to Lee County Tax Collector, PO BOX 1590, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-1590.

How do I surrender a license plate that cannot be found?

If the plate has been lost or destroyed, the owner of the registered vehicle can fill out the Surrender License Plate form and check the box that certifies that the physical plate is not available for surrender. The document can be mailed to the Lee County Tax Collector, PO BOX 1590, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-1590.

What documents are needed to get a duplicate title for my insurance company?

In order to obtain a duplicate title, please complete and submit the Duplicate Title Application and bring it to any tax collector’s office along with a copy of valid identification for all titled owners. You may also mail the application to: Lee County Tax Collector, PO BOX 1590, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-1590.

How can we remove a vehicle, motorcycle, trailer or ATV that does not belong to us, but is on our property?

You can report the titled property that does not belong to you by calling the Debris Cleanup Hotline at 850-961-2022 or submitting the information to IanDebrisCleanup.com. When reporting the property, you will need to provide the current location and a detailed description. If you cannot find your vehicle, motorcycle, trailer or ATV, you can report that too.

If your mobile home is insured:

If your mobile home was a total loss and you own the lot, contact your insurance carrier first, and then the Property Appraiser.

If your mobile home was a total loss and you rent the lot, contact your insurance carrier first, and then contact our office.

If any of the above agencies request your title and it has been lost or destroyed, all owners listed on the title can come to any Lee County Tax Collector service center with valid identification to obtain a replacement. Alternatively, you can submit the Duplicate Title Application along with copies of identification to: Lee County Tax Collector, PO BOX 1590, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-1590.

Note: A double-wide mobile home requires two title applications, and a triple-wide home requires three.

If your mobile home is insured:

If your mobile home was a total loss and you rent the lot, please visit one of our service centers with your title(s) or to obtain replacement(s) so we can mark the unit as junked.

If your mobile home was a total loss and you own the lot, contact the Property Appraiser’s Office first. Then, please visit one of our service centers with your title(s) or to obtain replacement(s) so we can mark the unit as junked. If your mobile home titles were previously retired, no further action is needed once you have contacted the Property Appraiser.

If your home is rebuildable, please contact our office after repairs have been made for additional steps that will need to be taken.

How can we verify ownership of a vessel that washed up on our property?

If the vessel is in the water, please call Florida Fish and Wildlife at 850-488-5600. They will need the vessel’s registration number, current location, and a detailed description of the boat as well as where it washed up.

If the vessel is on land, you can report it by calling the Debris Cleanup Hotline at 850-961-2022 or submitting the information to IanDebrisCleanup.com. When reporting the vessel please provide the registration number, current location and a detailed description of the vessel. If you lost a vessel and are looking for it, you can report that too.

My vessel was destroyed or lost in the storm, will my registration be refunded?

Currently the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles does not issue refunds on portions of unused registration.

What documents are needed to get a duplicate title for my insurance company?

In order to obtain a duplicate title, please complete and submit the Duplicate Title Application and bring it to any tax collector’s office along with a copy of valid identification for all titled owners. You may also mail the application to: Lee County Tax Collector, PO BOX 1590, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-1590.

Real Estate Property Tax
2022 Property Tax Bills are available online. Hard copies of the bills were mailed on Nov. 23. These notices reflect property values as of Jan. 1, 2022 when State law required them to be assessed and do not reflect the impacts of Hurricane Ian.
  • We understand that your property may not be in the condition it was in on January 1, 2022, when State law required it be assessed. The tax notice that you are receiving is based on that 2022 assessment and does not reflect the impact of Hurricane Ian.
  • By law, the Tax Collector is required to mail and collect property tax bills, however this year, accommodations have been made due to the storm.
  • If your property was destroyed, or rendered uninhabitable by the Hurricane, you will get an extension on both the tax deadline and the discount period under the Governor’s Executive Order (EO) 22-242. If you believe you are eligible, please contact the Property Appraiser’s Office at leepa.org or 239-533-6100.
  • If you do not qualify under the Governor’s Executive Order, the Tax Collector has extended the 4% discount period through December 31, 2022, and property taxes are payable anytime between now and March 31, 2023.
  • If your home, storage building, commercial building or business assets were damaged in the storm, please notify the Property Appraiser. Reporting damage from the Hurricane is important for the January 1, 2023, assessment date.
  • Property owners whose property taxes are paid through an escrow account should contact their mortgage company for information about the company’s plan for remitting escrowed property tax payments.
Please remember that our property tax dollars go to help pay for many services, including fire and rescue, law enforcement protection, and infrastructure such as schools, roads, and utilities. Our taxing authorities’ resources have been impacted as they have responded to needs and continue working towards recovery in the wake of Hurricane Ian.

How do I print my tax bill?

1. Visit the 2022 Property Tax page. 2. Enter your name, address or account number and select your listing. 3. Click “VIEW” to see your bill. 4. Select Print (PDF). What are the 2022 Property Tax discounts? Per Governor’s Executive Order 22-242, if your property is completely destroyed or uninhabitable, your taxes are not due until May 31, 2023. Taxes paid in November, December or January will receive a 4% discount, February will be 3%, March will be 2%, and April will be 1%. Per the order, no discounts will be offered during the month of May. If you do not fall under the Governor’s Executive Order Taxes paid in November or December will receive a 4% discount, January will be 2% and February will be 1%. Taxes are due on March 31. When the discount period on current taxes ends on a weekend or holiday, the discount is extended to the next business day.
Tangible Property Tax
2022 Property Tax Bills are now available online with hard copies scheduled to be mailed on Nov. 23. These notices reflect property values as of Jan. 1, 2022 when State law required them to be assessed and do not reflect the impacts of Hurricane Ian. If your storage building, commercial building, or business assets have suffered damage from the storm, please contact the Property Appraiser’s Office at 239-533-6100 or visit their website at leepa.org. Reporting damage from the Hurricane is important for the January 1, 2023, assessment date.
We are working on answering your questions about your business and hope to have information posted soon.
How to know if a company is licensed to do work?

You can verify a license through the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The agency also has important information about Hurricane Ian including homeowner resources, executive orders and what to look for when verifying a contractor’s state license.

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