About Lee County
Lee County was founded in 1887 and became a Charter County upon approval of the voters on Nov. 5, 1996, effective Jan. 1, 1997. The County encompasses 1,212 square miles and is home to various birds, wildlife, and ecosystems that make the area perfect for work and play.
Lee County Manager & Departments
Lee County Government consists of 20 departments under the office of the County Manager. These departments function to maintain the various facets of public services. To learn more about County departments, their services, and locations that all work together to make Lee County such a special place browse our interactive map, Explore Lee, and other informational tools online - Community Engagement Tools.
Board of County Commissioners and Government
The five-member Board of County Commissioners is the legislative and governing body of Lee County, FL. Each County Commissioner is elected at large for a maximum of three, four-year terms of office. Each Commissioner represents and resides in one of the five Commission Districts. Each November, the Board elects a Chairman who serves as its presiding officer. Learn more about Lee County Government