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New Resident Guide

Moving to the Greater Estero area? Here are some tips for getting settled.

Florida Power and Light

Lee County Utilities / Bonita Springs Utilities

Garbage Collection/Recycling:
Lee County


Varies by address, and some communities have contracted service.

Providers include but are not limited to:

  • Comcast
  • Frontier
  • CenturyLink
  • Summit Broadband
  • Hotwire Communications

The Chamber is not recommending or representing any commercial service and provides this information to be helpful to new residents.

Lee County Property Appraiser evaluates property values and the Lee County Tax Collector accepts payments. They issue Homestead Exemptions.

Vehicle and vessel registration is handled by the Lee County Tax Collector’s Office.

Voting registration and vote-by-mail ballots are issued by Lee County Supervisor of Elections.

The Lee County School District operates the public schools and supervises homeschooling in Lee County.

The Florida Department of Education lists private schools, charter schools, virtual school and other schooling options in the state.

The South County Regional Library is run by Lee County.

Driver’s Licenses are issued by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

Emergency Services are all dispatched by calling 9-1-1. The Estero Fire Rescue District services most of greater Estero area as first responders. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office provides law enforcement. Lee Health operates a 24/7 emergency department within Estero.

Social Services can be reached by calling 2-1-1, a United Way helpline trained to refer callers to appropriate local services, both public and private.

Parks in the greater Estero area range from the County’s regional Estero Park and Recreation Center, to the Koreshan State Historic Site and Mound Key locations. The Village is in the process of developing a municipal park on the Estero River.