Additional Information

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Visitor & Lee County Area Information

Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB)
Contact: Lee County VCB

Homestead Exemption

Homestead Exemption is not permitted on rental property.
Contact: Lee County Property Appraiser to report Homestead Fraud.

Sales and Use Tax

Effective January 1, 2019, the combined state and local sales and use tax rate for Lee County will be 6.5%. The combined rate is composed of the 6% state sales tax plus the 0.5% school capital outlay surtax.

There is a 6.5% State of Florida, Department of Revenue, Sales and Use Tax on transient rentals. 

Contact: Florida Department of Revenue (FDOR) Fort Myers Service Center.

2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 270
Fort Myers, FL 33901-3851
(239) 338-2400

FDOR: Sales and Use Tax

Hotel And Restaurant License

Hotels and Motels should contact the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Hotels and Restaurants.

Business License

Anyone engaged in a business, occupation or profession must maintain a current county business license.
Contact: Lee County Tax Collector Business Tax Guide and Applications.

Additionally, check with your local municipal government to determine if further licensing requirements apply. 

Business Name

Contact: Florida Department of State, Fictitious Name Registration Florida Department of State.

Federal Employer ID

Contact the Internal Revenue Service. A Federal Employer Identification Number is issued to most businesses. For forms and federal tax information, visit your local IRS office or call 1-800-829-3676.
Internal Revenue Service.