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APPLICATIONS For beach vendor, special event, right of way, building, zoning and other permits and applications - http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/182/Applications-Forms Questions? Call 239-765-0202 and ask for Code Enforcement
APPLY Applications & Forms https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/182/Applications-Forms
ASSISTANCE For resources to help small businesses & their employees, visit the Florida Small Business Development Center https://fsbdcswfl.org/covid-19-coronavirus-resources/ Or http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/1055/Small-business-resources-COVID-19
BACKFLOW http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/DocumentCenter/View/7158/FMB-BSI?bidId=
BAY OAKS RECREATIONAL CAMPUS
Bay Oaks
https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/1071/Bay-Oaks-Recreational-Campus Long-term plans to re-develop Bay Oaks Recreational Campus on Oak Street are in process. https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/123/Projects-Around-Town
BEACH
beaches
About the beaches - http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/102/Beaches Beach access points - https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/DocumentCenter/View/16647/FMB-Beach-Accesses Beach wheelchairs for loan to people with disabilities - To reserve, call 24 hours in advance - 239-463-5888 Beach Walk at Newton Park - https://moundhouse.org/
BEACH VENDOR Want to operate a recreational business on the beach? Apply at https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/182/Applications-Forms
Bikes
bicycles
Manual bikes are permitted on the beach, roads, and sidewalks. Electric bikes are permitted only on the roads - not the sidewalks or beach.
BILLING http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/DocumentCenter/View/10121/Billing-Adjustment-Request-Form-PDF?bidId=
BIRDS https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/#!categoryid=1149&subcategoryid=16764
BUSINESS Opening a business - http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/214/Certificate-of-Use-and-Home-Occupation
Canopies
tents
Canopies and tents are allowed on the beach daily as long as they are down by sunset.
CDC For federal government guidance about symptoms, what to do if you feel sick, masks, caring for others, etc., www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov
CODE Email code complaints to code@fortmyersbeachfl.gov. Questions? Call 239-765-0202 and ask for Code Enforcement. Read the Town's land development code http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/961/eServices Guide to construction https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/20130726-1538-20490-2983/fema499web_2.pdf
CONSTRUCTION https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=446
CONTACT 239-765-0202; publicinfo@fmbgov.com
COUNCIL http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/68/Town-Council
COUNTY https://www.leegov.com/covid-19/
COVID For guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, text CDC. For information from the Florida Department of Health, text FDOH. For local information, text LOCAL. For financial assistance resources, text ASSISTANCE.
DEPTS
DEPARTMENTS
Your DEPTS texting options are: CODE, UTILITIES, PARK & REC, and BEACH
DOGS Dogs on a leash are permitted on the beach, except in the Little Estero Island Critical Wildlife area at the south end of the island. Owners are also responsible to clean up after their pets.
EMERGENCY Call 911 if you need immediate assistance About preparing for a hurricane https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/75/Emergency-Preparedness-Operations About preparing for a flood https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/731/Flood-Information Sign up to receive critical community alerts https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/75BFEEC9A6A5
EMERGENCY PREP https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/75/Emergency-Preparedness-Operations
Employment Interested in working for the Town of FMB? Visit the Town's employment webpage at http://fmbgov.com/248/Employment
Entertainment https://www.fortmyersbeach.org/events/
ENVIRONMENT Birds - https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/#!categoryid=1149&subcategoryid=16764 Little Estero Island Critical Wildlife - http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/964/Little-Estero-Island-Critical-Wildlife-A Sea Turtles - http://www.fmbgov.com/963/Sea-Turtle-Information Water Quality - http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/982/Water-Quality
Events
July 4th, Memorial Day, St. Patrick's Day, Parade
https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/1196/Town-Events
FACEBOOK Four Facebook pages are associated with the Town https://www.facebook.com/TownofFortMyersBeach https://www.facebook.com/NewtonBeachParkFMB https://www.facebook.com/bay.oaksFMB https://www.facebook.com/MoundHouseFMB
Farmers Markets https://www.fortmyers-sanibel.com/visit/editorial/your-guide-to-farmers-markets-in-southwest-florida
FDOH FDOH has a 24 hour call center for questions - 1 (866) 779-6121. Email questions: COVID-19@flhealth.gov. Visit: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/
Fertilizer https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/1060/14314/Fertilizer-Information
FINANCE See where the Town's money comes from and where it goes at http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/970/Finance
Fireworks
July 4th, New Year's Eve, July Fourth
4th of July
https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/1196/Town-Events
FLORIDA https://fdoh.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/8d0de33f260d444c852a615dc7837c86
FMB http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/1050/COVID-19-Updates
FUN Your FUN keywords are: BEACH, ENVIRONMENT, LEISURE, and PARKING.
HOME Home or business construction or remodeling - http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/961/eServices
Hurricane For Town-related info about active storms, advance preparations, or post storm, visit www.fmbgov.com and stay connected to the Town's Facebook and Twitter. Connect to local news and weather sources to monitor storm approach and progression. For Lee County's emergency info, visit https://www.leegov.com/hurricane/advanceplanning
Hurricane Re-Entry Pass https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/75/Emergency-Preparedness-Operations
instagram https://www.instagram.com/townoffortmyersbeach/
JOB Interested in working for the Town of FMB? Visit the Town's employment webpage at http://fmbgov.com/248/Employment
LC http://www.leegov.com/covid-19
LEISURE Bay Oaks Recreational Campus https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/1071/Bay-Oaks-Recreational-Campus; Boating Mooring Field - http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/109/Matanzas-Pass-Mooring-Field Dine, Play, Shop, & Stay - https://www.fortmyersbeach.org Kayak at Mound House - https://moundhouse.org/kayaktours/ Mound House Cultural Experience - https://moundhouse.org/
LINKEDIN https://www.linkedin.com/feed/
LOCAL For info from the Town of Fort Myers Beach, Text FMB. For info from Lee County, text LC.
MASKS The Town of FMB recommends that residents and visitors continue to follow CDC guidance about measures to prevent the spread of COVID though no formal mask mandate is in place. https://www.cdc.gov
MEETING For agendas and minutes: https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/1066/Town-Council-Meetings-and-Agendas To watch online: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTF-wEnfKoqXo9WOk-1ev5w
MONEY For resources to help small businesses & their employees, visit the Florida Small Business Development Center https://fsbdcswfl.org/covid-19-coronavirus-resources/ Or http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/1055/Small-business-resources-COVID-19
Mooring Field http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/109/Matanzas-Pass-Mooring-Field
Mound House Visit https://moundhouse.org/
NEWS Stay up on the latest Town info at https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/
Noise For noise complaints, call the Lee County Sheriff's Office at 239-477-1830
ONLINE BILL For information on how to pay your water bill, parking ticket or permit visit: https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/975/Pay
PARKING OPEN PARKING SPACES TODAY UPDATED AT 11 AM-2 PM-5 PM - https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/140/Parking About Town Parking - http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/140/Parking Paying for parking - Download the Passport Parking app free in App or Google Play stores . Manage parking at https://www.ppprk.com/park/ Pay ticket - https://www.remit-online.com/3.0/Custom/239100_Start.aspx?id=239100
PARKS & REC Bay Oaks Recreation Center - http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/609/Parks-Recreation Mooring Field - http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/109/Matanzas-Pass-Mooring-Field Mound House Cultural Experience - https://moundhouse.org/ Beaches http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/102/Beaches
PARKS AND REC Bay Oaks Recreation Center - http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/609/Parks-Recreation Mooring Field - http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/109/Matanzas-Pass-Mooring-Field Mound House Cultural Experience - https://moundhouse.org/
PERMITS For beach vendor, special event, right of way, building, zoning and other permits and applications - http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/182/Applications-Forms Search for a permit https://www.iworq.net/iworq/PermitWeb/permitWebSearch.asp?cityid=243&fid=600 Steps to apply for a permit http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/961/eServices
Pool The Town operates a community pool at Bay Oaks Recreational Center. Due to COVID, it is open limited hours.https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/110/Fort-Myers-Beach-Community-Pool
POTHOLE To report a pothole in the road, go to https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/forms.aspx?fid=43
Public Works https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/97/Public-Works
RECORDS Under development
Red Tide View information about this algae bloom that sometimes occurs in Gulf waters https://myfwc.com/research/redtide/statewide/ Find current beach conditions: https://www.fortmyers-sanibel.com/current-beach-conditions
RENTAL Short term rental registration - http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/1024/Short-Term-Rental
RESTAURANTS https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/DocumentCenter/View/14723/Declaration-of-Emergency-Regulations--3192020
RESTROOMS Looking for a public bathroom on the beach? Beachside: Newton Park, Bowditch Point Park, Lynn Hall Memorial Park: https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/102/Beaches Bayside: Mound House is mid island www.moundhouse.org Snug Harbor Waterfront Restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf is downtown near Bayside Park
SEA TURTLES
nesting season
To learn about sea turtles on the beach, visit http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/963/Sea-Turtle-Information or www.turtletime.org
SERVICES Your services keywords are: CODE, PERMIT, RECORDS, and UTILITIES.
SHORT TERM RENTAL To report a short term rental violation, call 435-787-4357 0r 239-778-1171 For information about short term rentals http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/1024/Short-Term-Rental
SMALL BUSINESSES
covid relief
http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/1055/Small-business-resources-COVID-19
SOCIAL DISTANCING https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/social-distancing.html
SOCIAL MEDIA
facebook
twitter
instagram
Visit https://www.facebook.com/TownofFortMyersBeach; https://twitter.com/TownofFMB; https://www.instagram.com/townoffortmyersbeach/
SPECIAL EVENT Planning a community event in public areas of FMB-bay, beach, streets, Times Square, bridges, sidewalks? A permit is required. Apply at http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/DocumentCenter/View/15583/2020-Special-Event-Combined-Application. Questions? specialevents@fmbgov.com
STREET PERFORMERS Interested in performing around Times Square or in other parts of downtown? Fill out the application at http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/DocumentCenter/View/15637/Street-Performer-Application; Questions? email streetperformers@fmbgov.com
STREETLIGHT Most street lights in the Town are maintained by Florida Power & Light, unless they are a blue light pole in the Times Square area. To report a street light out or down that is maintained by FPL, https://www.fpl.com/my-account/streetlight.html#landingView To report a street light out or down that is maintained by the Town, visit https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/forms.aspx?fid=43
TAX DOLLARS http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/148/About-your-tax-bill
TOWN For the Town’s general phone, text CONTACT. For Council’s schedule, minutes & agendas, text MEETING. For the link to watch Council meetings online, text WATCH. To email all members: council@fmbgov.com
TOWN COUNCIL https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/68/Town-Council
TOWN HALL Town Hall is closed to the public due to COVID precautions except for scheduled Town meetings (calendar: http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/calendar.aspx?CID=27,26,31,25,32,20,21) and appointments for services. Most Town services are available by email or phone.
TRAFFIC View traffic cameras at three locations on Estero Boulevard: Town Hall (http://50.235.142.242:81/view/view.shtml?id=12&imagepath=%2Fmjpg%2Fvideo.mjpg&size=1), Newton Park North (http://173.165.209.17:81/#view) and Newton Park South (http://173.165.209.17/#view)
TRAFFIC CAMERAS Town Hall (http://50.235.142.242:81/view/view.shtml?id=12&imagepath=%2Fmjpg%2Fvideo.mjpg&size=1) Newton Park South (http://173.165.209.17/#view) Newton Park North (http://173.165.209.17:81/)
tram https://www.fortmyersbeach.org/trolleyinfo/
transportation https://www.fortmyersbeach.org/trolleyinfo/
Trash Garbage collection in the Town is done by Advanced Disposal/Veolia. Call 239-334-1224 with questions. Want to know trash pick up day?https://www.advanceddisposal.com/for-home/curbside-collection.aspx
trolley https://www.fortmyersbeach.org/trolleyinfo/
TURTLE Sea turtle nesting season is May 1 to Oct 31. Mama turtles build nests on the beach and deposit eggs. Hatchlings start coming out of their nests from July through October. Please do not disturb nests - they are marked with yellow caution tape on the beach - or mamas or hatchlings if you are fortunate to see them. Learn more: http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/963/Sea-Turtle; www.turtletime.org
TWITTER https://twitter.com/TownofFMB
UNEMPLOYMENT https://connect.myflorida.com/Claimant/Core/Login.ASPX COVID019 business loans
UTILITIES Apply for water service - https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/DocumentCenter/View/8444/Beach-Water-Application?bidId= Pay water bill - https://www.eonlinebill.com/bapp/ftmyers/indexl Report a leak - https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/909/Beach-Water
VACATION RENTALS https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/1024/Short-Term-Rental
Vaccine
vaccines
vaccination
vaccinations
https://www.leegov.com/covid-19/vaccine
vote Lee County residents who are registered to vote can find out where and how at https://www.lee.vote/
WATCH https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTF-wEnfKoqXo9WOk-1ev5w
WATER Utilities http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/909/Beach-Water
WATER LEAKS Contact Beach Utilties Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 at 239-463-9914. After business hours, call 866-578-2705.
Water Quality https://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/982/Water-Quality
WILDLIFE For turtles & birds, text ENVIRONMENT