Contest assessed property value by Sept. 10

Lee County property owners wanting to challenge their property's assessed value, exemption status or classification have until Monday, Sept. 10 to file a petition with the Value Adjustment Board. 

Property owners may file their petitions on the Clerk's website or by mail. All  petitions filed late will be subject to a good cause review, prior to acceptance. The cost t o file a petition is $15. Forms are also available at the Florida Department of Revenue's website for those filing in person or by mail.
Lee Clerk hosts Let's Get Trivial! benefiting United Way

Sept. 15, 6-9 p.m.
Millennial Brewing Company
1811 Royal Palm Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901

We've changed the theme of Bingo and Brews to Let's Get Trivial! Bring your friends and family to enjoy a fund 80s themed trivia night. Participate as a trivia player for only a $10 donation.  Individual players or teams of 5-6 people will have the chance to win prizes during the  4-5 games of up to 30 questions. Come dressed in 80s attire and get three free raffle tickets for a 50/50 drawing.

Food trucks will also be onsite, and 10 percent of all house beer sales will be donated to the United Way. We look forward to you joining us for this great cause. 
Reminder: Learn how to search public records 

The Value of Searching Public Records and Online Services
Sept. 20, 1:30 p.m.
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library,
921 SW 39th Terrace, Cape CoralFlorida 33914 

It's never been easier to access your court and official records, but do you know how? Attend this helpful 2-hour seminar and learn how to look up court records, liens, and deeds. The session will also cover how to pay traffic citations and bid on foreclosed properties and tax deeds.  Reservations are not required, but seating is limited.

Judge Lynn Gerald, Jr. dies at 77

The Clerk's office is mourning the death of The Honorable Lynn Gerald, Jr., who passed away last week.  Many of us had the privilege of serving with Judge Gerald during his 22 years of distinguished service to the 20th Judicial Circuit.
Judge Gerald retired from the bench on 2011. His absence will be felt throughout the circuit and the State of Florida. Clerk Doggett and all the deputy clerks at the Clerk's office extend their deepest condolences to J udge Gerald's family during this difficult time.


Save the Dates for our 2018 free legal clinics presented by Florida Rural Legal Services. For more information, email Rita Miller at
  • Small Claims Court Seminar - Oct. 2, 10 a.m., Clerk's office
  • Understanding the Foreclosure and Tax Deed Sale Process - Nov. 14, 3:30 p.m., Fort Myers Regional Library
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