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    The Fort Myers Beach Comprehensive Plan was adopted effective January 1, 1999.  The document linked below includes the amendments made through the 2008-2009 amendment cycle, effective November 25, 2009.  These recent amendments, adopted by Ordinance 09-03, August 17, 2009. are available here.  The Florida Department of Community Affairs issued a NOTICE OF INTENT to find these amendments in compliance, as defined in Section 163.3184, F.S., on November 4, 2009. 

    Ordinance 10-07, adopted April 19, 2010, amended the Capital Improvements Element to update the 5-year schedule of capital improvements.  DCA issued a NOTICE OF INTENT to find the amendment in compliance, as defined in Section 163.3184, F.S., on June 24, 2010.  The amendment, including some background materials, is available HERE.

  • Town of Fort Myers Beach Comprehensive Plan - part 1 of 2 (Please allow a couple minutes for this very large file to load) 
  • Town of Fort Myers Beach Comprehensive Plan - part 2 of 2 (Please allow a couple minutes for this very large file to load)

    The land development regulations contained in the Land Development Code implement the Fort Myers Beach Comprehensive Plan.  The documents linked below include several amendments adopted within the past few years, through December 2009.  Also available below are individual chapters of the code, for easier downloading.

  • Town of Fort Myers Beach Land Development Code 

Individual chapters:

Chapter 1 General Provisions
Chapter 2 Administration
Chapter 6 Maintenance Codes, Building Codes, and Coastal Regulations
Chapter 10 Development Orders and Engineering Standards
Chapter 14 Environment and Natural Resources
Chapter 22 Historic Preservation
Chapter 26 Marine Facilities
Chapter 27 Personal Watercraft and Parasailing
Chapter 30 Signs-As amended April 18, 2011
Chapter 34 Zoning Districts, Design Standards, and Nonconformities

Recent Amendments:

Ordinance 07-03, April 2, 2007, amended Chapters 14 and 27 regarding beach raking
Ordinance 07-04, February 22, 2008, modified lodging regulations in Chapter 34
Ordinance 07-09, January 23, 2008, amended LPA membership section of Chapter 34
Ordinance 08-03, April 7, 2008, modified real estate sign regulations in Chapter 30
Ordinance 08-09, August 18, 2008, set base flood elevations in Chapter 6 effective August 28, 2008
Ordinance 08-11, September 18, 2008, changed procedures for appointments to the LPA in Chapter 34
Ordinance 09-01, December 21, 2009, added procedures for vacation of town-owned public interests in Chapter 10
Ordinance 09-02, April 6, 2009, changed standards and procedures for administrative amendments to approved master concept plans in Chapter 34
Ordinance 10-06, May 3, 2010, added regulations for refuse containers in Chapter 6 and Chapter 34
Ordinance 10-09, September 20, 2010, amended parking standards in Chapter 34
Ordinance 11-01, April 18, 2011, amended sign ordinance in Chapter 30
Ordinance 11-02, April 18, 2011, amending floodplain regulations in Chapter 6
Ordinance 12-02, June 4, 2012, amended the cap on Parasail Activity Licenses in Chapter 27 and provided for transferability to a new owner and/or a new location
Ordinance 12-03, September 4, 2012, amended regulations for sales and service of alcoholic beverages in the EC zoning district
Ordinance 12-05, June 18, 2012, amended requirements for reduction and/or release of code enforcement liens in Chapter 2
Ordinance 12-07, October 1, 2012, amended regulations for vacation of town interests in platted rights-of-way and easements in Chapter 10
Ordinance 13-01, January 22, 2013, adopting the International Property Maintenance Code and repealing existing property maintenance regulations in Chapter 6
Ordinance 13-04, May 20, 2013, amending regulations in Chapter 14 regarding beach raking
Ordinance 13-06, September 3, 2013, repealing and replacing floodplain development regulations in Chapter 6
Ordinance 13-08, November 4, 2013, amending regulations for Mobile Tourist Information Centers in Chapter 34
Ordinance 14-02, May 5, 2014, amending the cap on Personal Watercraft Vendors Licenses in Chapter 27
Ordinance 14-07, October 20, 2014, amending regulations for Parasail Activity Licenses and Personal Watercraft Vendors Licenses in Chapter 27


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