Visitor & Lee County Area Information
Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB)
Contact: Lee County VCB
Homestead Exemption is not permitted on rental property.
Contact: Lee County Property Appraiser to report Homestead Fraud.
Sales and Use Tax
There is a 6% 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
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.
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.
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.