NOTICE TO POTENTIAL VARIANCE APPLICANTS
Variance applications require the appropriate fee be paid prior to
the Health Department in Lee County processing the request. For a
residential, single-lot variance request, the fee is $200.00. For a
residential, multiple-lot (subdivision variance request) the fee is
$200.00 regardless of the number of lots affected. For a commercial
variance request the fee is $300.00.
Print out the
variance checklist and include it with your application.
Due to the large volume of variance applications received each month
by the Health Department in Lee County, it is our policy to strictly adhere
to the established timelines delineated below.
1st of the month: Variance applications and the
appropriate fee must be received by the Health Department in Lee County.
Variance applications received by the Health Department in Lee County after
the 1st of the month WILL NOT be processed and sent to Tallahassee until
the following month.
15th of the month: Variance applications must be
received by Tallahassee for placement on the following month’s agenda.
Please see the attached document titled “Variance Review and Advisory
Committee: Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems Meetings for
1st Thursday of the month following the applicant’s variance
request submittal to the Health Department in Lee County: The
Variance Board will meet and decide to approve, approve with proviso(s),
or disapprove the variance request. The applicant and the Health
Department in Lee County will be notified with the decision, usually within 2
weeks. If the variance request has been approved the permit will be
If you have any questions regarding the fee or the timeline outlined
above, please call the Health Department in Lee County-Environmental Health
Section at 239-690-2100.