Collier County Government Services at Your Fingertips

Reporting a pothole, flooded road, downed tree, graffiti, or scores of other issues is now as simple as pulling out a smartphone in Collier County. Using Collier 311, which integrates directly with the county’s new citizen request management software, residents and visitors can notify Collier County Government staff as soon as they discover an issue. […]

Florida Folklife Program seeks applicants for Apprenticeship Program

Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee announced today that the Florida Department of State is seeking applications for the 2019-2020 Florida Folklife Apprenticeship Program. Expert practitioners of traditional art forms and persons with a strong commitment to learning and preserving folk arts are encouraged to apply. “The Florida Folklife Apprenticeship Program provides opportunities for master […]

DEP ordered to issue drilling permit in the Everglades

TALLAHASSEE — The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) must issue a permit to a major Broward County landowner who plans to drill an exploratory oil well near the southern end of U.S. 27. The court overruled the DEP’s rejection of an administrative law judge’s finding […]

Supervisor of Elections Office accepting scholarship applications

$1,200 Scholarship Opportunity Being Offered by the FSASE Collier County, Fla.— January 7, 2019: Jennifer J. Edwards, Collier County Supervisor of Elections, is currently accepting applications for a scholarship opportunity provided by the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE). The FSASE is offering three $1,200 scholarships to eligible Florida residents enrolled or accepted […]

BOCC approve grants for Immokalee Regional Airport

The Board of County Commissioners today approved two grants for more than $550,000 for upgrades at the Immokalee Regional Airport (IMM). A Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) grant for $352,000 is earmarked for design to rehabilitate Runway 18/36, one of two runways at the airport, and an additional FDOT grant for $200,000 will help cover […]

With dry season upon us remember to adhere to irrigation restrictions

We all know that fresh water is an extremely important resource in Southwest Florida. As we move into the dry season, residents and businesses are reminded that landscape irrigation is year-round by the South Florida Water Management District’s Year-round Landscape Irrigation Rule and local ordinances. Collier County residents and businesses are reminded to adhere to […]

Board of County Commissioners Creates New Advisory Committee

At its December 11, meeting the Board of County Commissioners (Board) voted to establish the Mental Illness and Addiction Ad Hoc Committee with a renewed mission to make recommendations for providing assistance and treatment of persons with mental health and addiction issues. The passage of Resolution No. 2018-232 requires the formation of the Collier County […]

State Road 29 Widening

On November 15, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) had a public meeting to discuss the widening of SR 29 from Oil Well Road to US 82. The proposed reconstruction is scheduled to take place early next year where the two lane highway will become four lanes. Also proposed are alternatives for heavy traffic that […]

Community and Human Services offers emergency assistance

At its November 13, meeting the Board of County Commissioners approved a contract with Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, Inc., for the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP). The EHEAP assists low income households, with at least one person age 60 and older, that are experiencing a home energy emergency. A home energy […]

Collier County Recycling Centers offers shredding

Beginning Saturday, November 3, Collier County’s Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Division will offer free paper shredding on the first Saturday of each month to Collier County residents at three of its recycling centers. The shredding service is free for the first 20 pounds; additional shredding will be charged at $1.00 per pound. Shredding trucks […]