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SETTING UP HOUSEKEEPING IN LEE COUNTY : FIRST THINGS FIRST

To Buyer / Seller

The transfer of utilities in a timely manner is very important to a smooth Transaction of ownership. For your convenience I have the phone numbers you'll need, Also Keep in mind you should notify the utility company 5 days in advance of your cut off or hook -up

Post Office:

Fort Myers Main: 2655 N. Airport Rd * 1-800-275-8777
Cape Coral Sub Station: 4722 SE 17th Ave * 1-800-275-5777
Cape Coral Main: 1030 SE 9th Ave * 1-800-275-8777
* Info Needed SS#, Driver Lic #, Place of Employment

Telephone

Sprint United Telephone Of Florida: 1-800-339-1811 * Repairs 611
Directory Assistance 411
* Info Needed SS#, Driver Lic #, Place of Employment

Electricity

Florida Power & Light: 334-7754 or 1-800-226-3545 * www.fpl.com
Lee County Electric Cooperative : 656-2300 or 1-800-2356
* Info Needed : SS #, Property Address & 24 hr notice

Water & Sewer

Lee County Utilities 7401 College Pkwy * Fort Myers * 936-0247
Lee County Solid Waste Department * 732-2508 * www.lee-county.com/solidwaste
Cape Coral Water & Sewer * 574-7722
* Info Needed : Billing Address, Telephone Number, SS #, Date of Activation

Garbage Collection

Waste Management \ Gulf Disposal * 334-4115 Cape Coral, Fort Myers

Cable Television

Comcast Cable : 2212 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers * 334-8055
Time Warner Cable of Cape Coral * 574-2020 North Fort Myers * 995-1630

Newspapers

Fort Myers Newspress : www.news-press.com * 1-800-468-0233
Naples Daily News: 1075 Central Avenue, Naples * 263-4839 * www.naplesnews.com

Auto Registration

Downtown Lee County Tax Collector Where : 2480 Thompson Street 3rd Fl, Fort Myers * www.leetc.com 1039 SE 9th Place Cape Coral When : Within 10 working days of making Florida Your Permanent residence ( I.E Registering Children's School, beginning employment, Filing Homestead Status, If Florida is not to be your permanent residency automobiles do not have to be registered. Who : The person whose name appears on the title must be at the office to register, with proper identification. The Vehicle be at the office. Document needed : Original Title, Copies not acceptable and proof of insurance, at least $10,000.00 PIP and bodily injury. How Much : Price of auto tags depends on weight of vehicle. Renewals are usually around 40 to 50 dollars. Additional Fees : A hundred dollar fee is a assessed for cars needing new plates for either residence or non residence where there is no tag to transfer.

Drivers License / Voter Registration

Drivers License / Voter Registration Division of Motor Vehicle : Fort Myers : 11281 Cleveland Avenue (Behind Florida Highway Patrol) 278-7194 Cape Coral : 360 SantaBarbara Blvd * 574-1991 www.hsmv.state.fl.us When : If you own a vehicle you must register it within 10 working days of becoming a florida resident. You have 10 days to acquire your Florida Drivers License. If you do not own a vehicle, you must first sign an affidavit attesting to that before obtaining your Florida Drivers License How Much : The license cost 20 dollars and is good for 6 years if applicant has a clean driving record. Documents Needed : Current registration of vehicle, Old Drivers License, Photo Id, Social Sec Card. Notes : An Eye test will be performed before a Florida Drivers License is issued. Voter Registration is available when obtaining a Florida Drivers License. To This: Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles 1-850-922-9000 Offices in Lee County Driver License Offices Driver licenses, driving tests and ID Cards City Street Address Phone Number Office Hours Comments Fort Myers 11285 Cleveland Avenue 33907-0000 (239) 278-7194 Tues-Fri 7:30am-6pm All Services CDL Hazmat Office Cape Coral 360 Santa Barbara Boulevard 33991-2093 (239) 574-1788 Mon-Thur 7:30am-6pm All Services CDL Hazmat Office Make An Appointment Online: http://oasis.hsmv.state.fl.us/ When : If you own a vehicle you must register it within 10 working days of becoming a florida resident. You have 10 days to acquire your Florida Drivers License. If you do not own a vehicle, you must first sign an affidavit attesting to that before obtaining your Florida Drivers License How Much : The license cost 20 dollars and is good for 6 years if applicant has a clean driving record. Documents Needed : Current registration of vehicle, Old Drivers License, Photo Id, Social Sec Card. Notes : An Eye test will be performed before a Florida Drivers License is issued. Voter Registration is available when obtaining a Florida

Public School System

Lee County Schools : 3309 Canal Street, Fort Myers * 332-8130 * www.lee.k12.fl.us Documents Needed : Students in Kindergarten and First Grade must provide birth certificates. Proof of residency must be provided ( Declaration of Domicile, proof of a home has been purchased or living quarters have been leased ) , Social Security Numbers, A certificate immunization and proof of a physical exam within the previous year. Students do not need transcripts the school will send for them.
Declaration of Domicile
Lee County Tax Collectors office of Clerk of Courts Where : 1700 Monroe St. Fort Myers * 335-2283 Why : This is an affidavit attesting to Florida Residency. It is usefully when 3 legal forms of Florida Residency required ( Such as Filing for Florida Homestead exemption Taxes ) , or for providing residency in determining what states can assess states income and death taxes, and which states courts supervise the settlement of your estate or for providing residency for colleges and schools.

Voters Registration

When : Available when obtaining a Florida Drivers License Where : Elections Office , 2480 Thompson St. , Fort Myers Phone : 339-6300

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