Essential Moving Resources in Collier and Lee County

If you’re new in town, here’s a handy directory to help you get adjusted

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Relocating to a new town is exhilarating, but it can be tedious tracking down all of the details you need to know to get settled in comfortably. You have many questions, and this guide will make the process a little easier. If you are moving into an incorporated city, contact the city hall or government to find out about local offices and services. If you are not living within the city boundaries of a municipality, you are in an unincorporated area of Collier or Lee county, so contact county government.

Emergency

Police, Fire, Medical: 911

Collier County

Traffic Fines, Marriage Licenses, Divorce, Passports, Small Claims, Jury Duty

Collier County Clerk of Court

Collier County Courthouse Annex, Second Floor

3315 Tamiami Trail E., Ste. 102, Naples

239-252-2646; collierclerk.com

Voter Registration

Collier County Supervisor of Elections

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Building

3750 Enterprise Ave., Naples

239-252-8683; colliervotes.com

Satellite office at the North Collier Government Services Center on Orange Blossom Drive.

Collier County Library System

The system has as 10 locations ​to serve Collier County. Find out more: 239-252-7311 or collierlibrary.org

Driver’s Licenses, Vehicle Tags, Conceal Carry, Boat Registration, Hunting and Fishing Licenses

Collier County Tax Collector

Main Office

3291 Tamiami Trail E., Naples

239-252-8171; colliertaxcollector.com

The Collier County Tax Collector has 11 offices/locations in Collier County.

Pet License

Collier County Domestic Animal Services

7610 Davis Blvd., Naples

239-252-7387(PETS); colliercountyfl.gov

The owners of all dogs and cats over four months old must obtain a Collier County license. Proof of a current rabies vaccination is required. Veterinary clinics can also issue pet licenses.

Recycling, Yard Waste, & Solid Waste

Collier County Solid & Hazardous Waste Division

3339 Tamiami Trail E., Ste. 302, Naples

239-252-2508; colliercountyfl.gov

Collier County Solid & Hazardous Waste Division handles garbage and recycling for unincorporated areas and the City of Marco Island. The county has one of the highest residential recycling rates in the state.

Recycling: Six materials should be placed in your recycling bin: paper, glass (green, brown, and clear), cardboard, dairy and juice cartons (waxed coating), plastic containers labeled 1-7 in the triangle (no plastic bags or Styrofoam), and metal (aluminum and tin) cans.

Hazardous waste: Collier County operates seven drop-off centers for recyclables and hazardous waste for use by all residents and businesses within the county. Hazardous materials are any solid, liquid, or gas that can harm people, other living organisms, property, or the environment, such as aerosols, insecticides and herbicides, antifreeze, paint, batteries, pool chemicals, motor oil, and pharmaceuticals. It also accepts electronics, including computers, TVs, and cellphones. (Electronics are accepted for trash pickup in some cities.) Call 239-252-8489 for collection locations.

Naples: The Naples Solid Waste Division is responsible for the collection and disposal of commercial and residential trash, horticultural, and recyclable material within the city. Contact: 2600 Corporate Flight Drive or 239-213-4700

Irrigation and Fertilizing Regulations

Watering restrictions (including lawn irrigation and car washing) and fertilizing schedules are in place year-round. Check with your local government for the schedules.

Lee County

Traffic Fines, Marriage Licenses, Divorce, Passports, Small Claims, Jury Duty

Lee County Clerk of Court

Lee County Justice Center

2075 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd./1700 Monroe St., First Floor, Fort Myers

533-5000; leeClerk.org

Voter Registration

Lee County Supervisor of Elections

Melvin Morgan Constitutional Complex
2480 Thompson St., Third Floor, Fort Myers

239-LEE-VOTE (533-8683); lee.electionsfl.org

Branch offices in Cape Coral, South Fort Myers, and Bonita Springs. Registration forms are available online. You can also register to vote when you apply for a new driver’s license.

Driver’s Licenses, Vehicle Tags, Conceal Carry, Boat Registration, Hunting and Fishing Licenses

Lee County Tax Collector

2480 Thompson St., Fort Myers

239-533-6000; leetc.com

The Lee County Tax Collector has eight offices. Application forms and information are available online.

Pet License

Lee County Animal Services

5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers

239-533-7387; leegov.com/animalservices

Pet licensing: 239-533-9215 or 239-533-9217

All cats, dogs, and ferrets, four months of age or older, that live in Lee County for at least 30 days per year must be vaccinated against rabies (or show proof from another state) and licensed. Veterinary clinics can also issue pet licenses.

Recycling, Yard Waste & Solid Waste

Lee County Solid Waste Division

6441 Topaz Court, Fort Myers

239-533-8000; leegov.com/solidwaste

Lee County Solid Waste, a division of the Department of Public Utilities, provides a variety of waste and recycling services to more than 320,000 households in unincorporated Lee County and its six municipalities.

Recycling: Only five materials should be placed in your recycling bin: paper, glass (green, brown, and clear), cardboard (non-waxed coating), plastic containers labeled 1-7 in the triangle (no plastic bags or Styrofoam), and metal (aluminum and tin) cans.

Hazardous waste: Lee County also handles the disposal of residential hazardous waste such as aerosols, insecticides, antifreeze, paint, batteries, pool chemicals, and herbicides. It also accepts electronics, including computers, TVs, and cellphones. (Electronics are accepted for trash pickup in some cities.)

Free mulch: Lee County provides free mulch to residents at five locations within the county.

City Waste Haulers: If you live in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Sanibel, Fort Myers Beach, Bonita Springs, or Estero, check with that city’s public works and solid waste divisions to learn about obtaining trash and recycling bins, local ordinances, and pickup schedules. Some cities contract with these private companies:

Advanced Disposal Services: 239-334-1224 or 239-368-2300; advanceddisposal.com

Waste Management: 239-334-4115 or 941-629-1106; wm.com

Waste Pro: 239-945-0800; wasteprousa.com

Irrigation and Fertilizing Regulations

Watering restrictions (including lawn irrigation and car washing) and fertilizing schedules are in place year-round. Check with your local government for the schedules.

Collier and Lee

Electricity

Florida Power & Light (FPL): 800-226-3545 or fpl.com

Establishing service online is preferred.

To report an outage: 1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243)

Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC): 800-599-2356 or lcec.net

LCEC headquarters: 4980 Bayline Drive, North Fort Myers

LCEC provides power to parts or all of several Southwest Florida communities:

Lee County: Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, Sanibel, Captiva, Pine Island, Matlacha, Burnt Store Marina, Useppa, Cabbage Key, Lehigh Acres

Collier County: Everglades City, Ochopee, Goodland, Marco Island, Golden Gate Estates, Immokalee, Ave Maria

Internet, Telephone, Television

AT&T: 855-650-4217; att.com

CenturyLink: Products and Services: 855-716-5873; centurylink.com

Comcast Business: 855-253-5401; business.comcast.com

DirectTV: 844-437-7256; directvplans.com

DISH: 855-590-1180; usdish.com

HotWire Communications: 800-355-5668; gethotwired.com

HughesNet: 877-203-1538; internet.hughesnet.com

Summit Broadband: 407-996-8900; summit-broadband.com

Viasat: 866-754-5264; viasatspecials.com

XFINITY: 800-266-2278; XFINITY.com

HELPFUL NUMBERS
COLLIER COUNTY LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Collier County Administration239-252-8999colliercountyfl.gov
North Collier Government Services Center239-252-8999colliercountyfl.gov
Collier Area Transit (CAT)239-252-7777colliercountyfl.gov
Clerk of Court239-252-2646collierclerk.com
Domestic Animal Services239-252-7387 (PETS)colliercountyfl.gov
Health Department239-252-8200collier.floridahealth.gov
Library System Headquarters239-252-7356collierlibrary.org
Property Appraiser239-252-8141collierappraiser.com
Public Schools239-377-0001collierschools.com
Sheriff’s Office239-774-4434colliersheriff.org
   Non-Emergency Dispatch239-252-9300colliersheriff.org
Solid & Hazardous Waste Division239-252-2508colliercountyfl.gov
Supervisor of Elections239-252-8683colliervotes.com
Tax Collector239-252-8171colliertaxcollector.com
Utilities Customer Service239-252-2380colliercountyfl.gov
MUNICIPALITIES
Everglades City239-695-3781N/A
City of Marco Island239-389-5000cityofmarcoisland.com
City of Naples239-213-1000naplesgov.com
LEE COUNTY LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Lee County Administration239-533-2221leegov.com
Animal Services239-533-7387 / 239-533-9215leegov.com/animalservices
Clerk of Court239-533-5000leeclerk.org
Health Department239-332-9501lee.floridahealth.gov
LeeWay – Toll Transponder Stickers239-533-9297leewayinfo.com
LeeTran – Public Transportation239-533-8726 (LEE-TRAN)leegov.com/leetran
Library System239-479-4636leegov.com/library
Property Appraiser239-533-6100leepa.org
School District 239-334-1102leeschools.net
Sheriff’s Office239-477-1350sheriffleefl.org
   Non-Emergency Dispatch239-477-1000sheriffleefl.org
Solid Waste Division239-533-8000leegov.com/solidwaste
Supervisor of Elections239-533-8683 (LEE-VOTE)lee.electionsfl.org
Tax Collector239-533-6000leetc.com
Utilities Customer Service239-533-8845leegov.com/utilities
MUNICIPALITIES
City of Bonita Springs239-949-6262cityofbonitasprings.org
City of Cape Coral239-574-0401capecoral.net
City of Fort Myers239-321-7000cityftmyers.com
City of Sanibel239-472-3700mysanibel.com
Town of Fort Myers Beach239-765-0202fortmyersbeachfl.gov
Village of Estero239-221-5035estero-fl.gov

 

 

 

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