Move-In Essentials for Collier County

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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. Which domestic animals need to have a county license? Where is the closest library? Who do you call to get a recycling bin? How do you get a transponder to save money on bridge tolls?

This guide will make the process a little easier. If you are moving into an incorporated city, contact the municipality’s city hall and website to find out about local laws, offices, and services. Contact county government if you are living in unincorporated areas of Lee or Collier county.

Local Government

 

Collier County Administration

Collier County Government Center

3299 Tamiami Trail E., Naples

239-252-8999; colliercountyfl.gov

 

North Collier Government Services Center

2335 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples

 

Collier County Board of Commissioners

Collier County Government Center

3299 Tamiami Trail E., Third Floor, Naples

 

City of Naples

City Hall

735 8th Street South, Naples,

239-213-1000; naplesgov.com

 

City of Marco Island

City Hall

50 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island

239-389-5000; cityofmarcoisland.com

 

Everglades City

City Offices

239-695-3781

 

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

The Collier County Clerk of Court has offices s handles all court-related matters: Traffic fines; Declaration of Domicile; deed recording; foreclosure/tenant eviction; and records; marriage license; passports; probate information; simplified divorce; small claims.

 

Property Taxes and Homestead Exemption

Collier County Property Appraiser

Main Office

3950 Radio Road, Naples

239-252-8141

The Collier County Property Appraiser also has branch offices in Golden Gate, Immokalee, and North Collier Government Services Center on Orange Blossom Drive.

 

Voter Registration

Collier County Supervisor of Elections

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Building

3750 Enterprise Ave., Naples

239-252-8683; colliervotes.com

In addition to the main office, the Supervisor of Elections has a satellite office at the North Collier Government Services Center on Orange Blossom Drive.

 

Public Transportation

Collier Area Transit (CAT)

8300 Radio Road, Naples

239-252-7777; colliercountyfl.gov

CAT operates 19 bus routes and a paratransit service for the disabled (239-252-7272)

 

Collier County Library System

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

 

  • Headquarters Library: 2385 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples, 239-252-7356
  • East Naples: 8787 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, 239-252-7140
  • Estates: 1266 Golden Gate Blvd. W., Naples, 239-252-7109
  • Everglades City: 102 Copeland Ave. N., Everglades City, 239-695-2511
  • Golden Gate: 2432 Lucerne Road, Naples, 239-252-4542
  • Immokalee: 417 N. First St., Immokalee, 239-252-7073
  • Marco Island: 210 S. Heathwood Dr., Marco Island, 239-252-7064
  • Naples Regional: 650 Central Ave., Naples, 239-252-5147
  • South Regional: 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy, Naples, 239-252-7542
  • Vanderbilt Beach: 788 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Naples, 239-597-8444

Library cards are available at no charge to permanent residents and real property owners of Collier County, and to Collier County teachers and Collier County government employees residing outside of Collier County.

 

Driver 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 and a current rabies vaccination (administered by a licensed vet). Proof of a current rabies vaccination is required to purchase a Collier County License.   Your veterinary clinic can issue your license, or you may get one from Collier County Domestic Animal Services.

 

Water & Sewer

Collier County Utilities Customer Service

4420 Mercantile Avenue, Naples

239-252-2380; colliercountyfl.gov

 

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.

 

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); 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 Collier 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 Dr. or 239-213-4700

 

Other Useful Contacts

 

Collier County Health Department

3339 Tamiami Trail E., Ste. 145, Bldg. H, Naples

239-252-8200; collier.floridahealth.gov

 

Collier County Public Schools

5775 Osceola Trail, Naples

239-377-0001; collierschools.com

 

Collier County Sheriff’s Office

3319 Tamiami Trail East, Naples

239-774-4434; colliersheriff.org

Non-Emergency Dispatch: 239-252-9300

 

Electricity

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

Establishing service online is preferred. The following information is required to establish service under a personal name:

  1. Service address
  2. Social security number, driver’s license number, or social insurance number (or another form of verifiable ID)
  3. Preferred service start date

The following information is required to establish service under a business name:

  1. Business address
  2. Tax ID Number
  3. Preferred service start date

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

 

Internet, Telephone, and Cable

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

 

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

LCEC headquarters: 4980 Bayline Drive, North Fort Myers

LCEC is one of the largest cooperatives in the United States with nearly 200,000 customers. It 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

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