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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gated communities need to update forms with County in advance of hurricane season

May 13, 2022
By Boca Beacon Reader

To the Editor:

Professional property managers and residential homeowners’ association presidents can take steps now to protect their community in the event of a hurricane or other declared major disaster in Lee County.

FEMA regulations require that private or gated communities have a current Right of Entry and Indemnification form on file with Lee County before any disaster debris recovery crews are allowed to enter the community. Lee County has an easy online process for submitting the necessary paperwork.

Forms are available at for communities located within unincorporated Lee County. Filling out the form is quick, easy and only has to be done once a year. Lee County Solid Waste encourages all HOAs to take time to complete the form prior to the start of hurricane season.

 The Right of Entry would only be used as necessary during the recovery period following a declared state of local emergency. Questions can be directed to Lee County Solid Waste at (239) 533-8000. To receive updates from Lee County Government, sign up for news at

Betsy Clayton

Lee County Communications Director