Fort Myers Beach Land Development Code

After residents of the Town of Fort Myers Beach (FL) incorporated and created its own Comprehensive Plan, a new Land Development Code was needed to implement the plan. In 2001, the town retained Spikowski Planning to create this code. The code includes zoning and subdivision regulations, a property maintenance code, floodplain regulations, marine and natural resource standards, a historic preservation program, and standards for waterfront properties facing the beach, bay, and canals.

The town's land development code is available below in PDF format for printing or searching; click below to download the entire code or individual chapters. These chapters have been updated to include all changes made through Ordinance 13-08 on November 4, 2013. The latest complete land development code is available on-line from Municipal Code Corporation here.

(thru 2013 in PDF format; the latest version is on-line at Municode here)




    • Ordinance 06-13 on June 16, 2006 to modify Chapter 6 regarding lot mowing
    • Ordinance 06-14 on September 18, 2006 to modify administrative and code enforcement regulations in Chapters 1, 2, 10, and 34
    • Ordinance 06-18 on December 11, 2006 to modify maximum building heights
    • Ordinance 07-03 on April 2, 2007 to modify Chapters 14 and 27 of the Land Development Code  regarding beach raking.
    • Ordinance 07-09 on January 23, 2008 to modify LPA membership terms in Chapter 34.
    • Ordinance 07-04 on February 22, 2008 to modify lodging regulations in Chapter 34.
    • Ordinance 08-03 on April 7, 2008 to modify real estate sign regulations in Chapter 30
    • Ordinance 08-09 on August 18, 2008 to set the lowest floor level for all new and substantially improved buildings in Chapter 6
    • Ordinance 08-11 on September 15, 2008 to change procedures for appointments to the Local Planning Agency in Chapter 34
    • Ordinance 09-01 on December 21, 2009 to establish procedures for vacating real property in Chapter 10
    • Ordinance 09-02 on April 6, 2009 to change standards and procedures for administrative amendments to approved master concept plans in Chapter 34
    • Ordinance 09-08 on April 5, 2010 regarding LPA membership
    • Ordinance 10-06 on May 3, 2010 to change standards for refuse containers in Chapters 6 and 34
    • Ordinance 10-09 on September 20, 2010 to modify parking standards in Chapter 34
    • Ordinance 11-01 on April 18, 2011, to revise sign regulations in Chapter 30
    • Ordinance 11-02 on April 18, 2011, to amend floodplain regulations in Chapter 6
    • Ordinance 12-02 on June 4, 2012,to amend personal watercraft and parasailing vendor regulations in Chapter 27
    • Ordinance 12-03 on September 4, 2012, to regulate consumption-on-premises in the EC zoning district in Chapter 34
    • Ordinance 12-05 on June 18, 2012, regarding code lien reductions in Chapter 2
    • Ordinance 12-07 on October 1, 2012, regarding vacation of platted rights-of-way in Chapter 10
    • Ordinance 13-01 on January 22, 2013, to adopt the International Property Maintenance Code into Chapter 6
    • Ordinance 13-06 on September 3, 2013, to amend floodplain regulations in Chapter 6
    • Ordinance 13-08 on November 4, 2013, regarding mobile tourist information centers in Chapter 34
  • This PDF compilation of the entire code can be used for searching for words or other text strings throughout the code from most Adobe Acrobat/Reader products. The Municode on-line version of this code is also fully searchable.


  • Table of Contents (which indicates the adoption and all amendment dates for each chapter (through Ord. 13-08).
  • CHAPTER 2 Administration (as amended through Ord. 12-05)
    Article I: In General
    Article II: Concurrency Management System
    Article III: Development Agreements
    Article IV: Impact Fees
    Article V: Code Enforcement
    Article VI: Implementing Public Capital Improvements
  • CHAPTER 10 Development Standards (as amended through Ord. 12-07.
    Article I: In General
    Article II: Development Orders and Plats
    Article III: Engineering and Environmental Design Standards
    Article IV: Stormwater Discharges and Erosion Control (NPDES Requirements)
  • CHAPTER 14 Environment and Natural Resources (as amended through Ord. 13-04)
    Article I: Beach and Dune Management
    Article II: Sea Turtle Conservation
    Article III: Southern Bald Eagle Protection
    Article IV: Wetlands Protection
    Article V: Tree Protection
    Article VI: Mangrove Enforcement (Ord. 05-24 made an emergency amendment which has since expired.)
  • CHAPTER 22 Historic Preservation (as amended through Ord. 02-01)
    Article I: In General
    Article II: Administration and Enforcement
    Article III: Designation of Historic Resources and Districts
    Article IV: Maintenance and Repair


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