Application Process

STEP 1: Download and complete the application

Download and complete the Lee County Tall Structure Permit Application. Be sure to include accurate coordinates, heights and elevations for the tallest points of your project, as well as a map depicting those points. For projects that involve permanent structures, include additional attachments such as site plans and drawings, etc. 

STEP 2: Submit the application to the Lee County Port Authority

Once the application is complete, submit it via email to the Lee County Port Authority’s Airport Planner for review. The permit application will be reviewed for compliance with Lee County Land Development Code, Sec. 34-1000, Airport Compatibility District; Florida Statutes, Chapter 333, Airport Zoning; and 14 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 77, Safe and Efficient Use of the Navigable Airspace.

Airport Planner
Lee County Port Authority

STEP 3: If required, file a 7460-1 with the FAA

Depending on the details of the project, the LCPA Airport Planner may require you to file a 7460-1 Notice of Proposed Construction or Alteration with the FAA for an airspace study. This process can take up to 180 days, so make sure to file early. After the FAA reviews your 7460-1, you will receive a Determination Letter. Send a copy of this letter to the Lee County Port Authority Airport Planner.

STEP 4: Comply with the conditions of your permit

Once the review process is complete and all required documentation has been submitted, the Lee County Port Authority will issue your permit via email. There will be conditions associated with your permit, which may include appropriately lighting and marking the obstacle or lowering temporary equipment at night and/or during periods of low visibility. The project sponsor is required by law to comply with these conditions. A copy of the permit should always be kept visible on the job site and furnished to authorities upon request. NOTE: If you are unsure whether your proposed equipment or structure will require a permit, please contact the Lee County Port Authority’s Airport Planner. 

Florida Department of Transportation Tall Structures Permit

If you are planning temporary or permanent construction or development in an area outside the influence of LCPA, you may be required to undergo a permitting process through the state of Florida.

For more information, click the links below:

 Tall Structure Permit Program  Frequently Asked Questions
 Application Process  Links & Documents
 Rules & Regulations  Contact Us