The Lee County Zoning and Planning Office is responsible for regulating activities in the unincorporated areas of the county. If you plan to build outside any city, village or town that has its own zoning regulations, contact this department before the project begins, to be certain all local regulations are met. This office regulates construction in the unincorporated areas through zoning, flood hazard and subdivision regulations.
The Zoning Department cannot give legal advice on how citizens should proceed under the requirements of the zoning ordinance, special flood hazard areas ordinance and subdivision regulations. It does, however, maintain a public information service to provide information concerning the regulations. The department records all zoning and subdivision activity on tracts of land in the county and is responsible for maintaining zoning maps for all areas in the unincorporated areas of the county.