City of Cape Coral
1015 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33990
(239) 574-0401


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POST-STORM INFORMATION

FOR ADDITIONAL POST-IRMA INFORMATION USE THE MENU ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THIS PAGE. 


DEBRIS REMOVAL:
Contractors and City crews are working 7 days a week from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. picking up debris.  Due to wide spread damages throughout the state, contracted debris crews are in high demand and their resources are scattered thin. Debris will take longer than anticipated but there are multiple crews (approximately 8-10) picking up debris.  As soon as routes and schedules have been determined they will be posted on the City’s Post-Irma web site. We are asking residents to please be patient as we work through this process and hope to have all hurricane debris removed in 5-6 weeks.  

Please see the FEMA Debris Removal Guidelines for more information about sorting hurricane debris. Residents should place debris in the appropriate piles out of the roadway.  Contractors will enter gated communities to pick up roadside debris.

There is a residential drop-off site for residents who wish to transport their hurricane debris to this area.  See the map on the left menu of this page for directions to the site.

For additional information please see the FAQ's about debris removal and solid waste pickup.

WASTE PRO/TRASH PICKUP:
Waste Pro has resumed normal trash collection services to view the normal service schedule visit the Waste Pro web site.  For FEMA reimbursement purposes, Waste Pro will only be picking up small piles of yard waste in accordance with these guidelines.  Debris removal contractors will be picking up larger items and piles of debris.  Schedules will be posted on this site as they become available.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
The Chiquita Lock is inoperable due to damage from the hurricane.  The lock is stuck in the open position. Boats do have the ability to travel through the lock but it can be difficult and dangerous depending upon water levels and tides.

Early Voting will be September 28-30 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Lee County Elections Office and the Cape Coral Library.

Primary Election has been rescheduled to Tuesday, October 3.

SAFETY WARNING: Having a barrier around a pool is a requirement to prevent drowning and now there may be hurricane damaged fences, screens and/or pool cages that pose a danger. Code Compliance is giving people a reasonable amount of time to address hurricane related repairs, but life safety issues will be addressed immediately,

SEARCHING FOR LICENSED CONTRACTORS:

The City of Cape Coral urges residents to follow the instructions below to search for licensed contractors online or call the City’s Code Compliance Division at (239)574-0613 to verify whether a contractor has the appropriate licensing prior to signing any contracts and/or paying for services. 

To search for a licensed contractor online please use the City's eTRAKIT database.
1. Select "Search Contractors" under the "Contractor" menu option.
2. In the "Search By" drop down menu choose license type or company name.
3. Leave "contains" in the search option.
4. Enter the license type (e.g. plumbing, roofing) or the company name in the empty search box and click "Search".
5. THE CONTRACTOR'S STATUS IS ONLY CURRENT IF THE STATUS COLUMN INDICATES ACTIVE. If the status column is any thing other than active the license is NOT current.

**To search for a licensed contractor for seawall or other marine repairs/improvements enter "marine" as the license type in the empty search box**

To report an unlicensed contractor performing work in the City of Cape Coral, call (239) 242-3873 or send an email to unlicensed@capecoral.net.

WATER SERVICE:
There is no City-wide boil water notice. There may be localized notices due to water main breaks. To view areas of the City that are under a boil water notice click here or visit the City's web site.

ASSISTANCE:
For disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, individuals can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, use the FEMA app or call (800) 621-3361. Applicants will receive a unique number once registration is complete. The registration number should be saved.

There may be mortgage assistance available to homeowners who have been impacted by Hurricane Irma. Each lender is different. Contact your mortgage company for relief options and specifics. For more information visit the 
Federal Housing Finance Agency.

North 2 Utilities Extension Project (UEP): The City is extending the prepayment period for property owners in the North 2 UEP to prepay assessments and capital facility expansion charges with no added interest costs. The initial prepayment period is being extended to October 31, 2017.  The “second” prepayment period will begin November 1, 2017 and continue through July 31, 2018.  Property owners can prepay any assessments or capital facility charges during this period; however, interest costs will be added to the assessments. 

Please call 3-1-1 to report issues such as missing/damaged traffic signs or debris in the roadway.