What makes up a Lot in Cape Coral?

When the Rosen brothers originally developed Cape Coral in the early 1960’s each person was sold one lot that was 40 feet wide by 125 feet deep! The brothers soon realized this was too small to build a home on and required everyone to own at least 2 lots. Today...

What is the Stormwater Annual Assessment?

This is a tax assessment each property owner pays annually on the Non-Ad Valorem tax. The fees go into a fund for the installation and maintenance of storm drains, catch basins and canal maintenance and dredging programs. Areas with a stormwater management system are...

What is the Lot Mowing Assessment?

The city of Cape Coral charges an annual assessment fee for lot mowing in the Non-Ad Valorem section of the property tax. Other areas may require you to arrange for your own lot mowing or face fines from code violations. It is important to keep the lots mowed to...

What is meant by the term Rear Exposure?

This term is used to describe the orientation of the rear of the home. The types of Rear Exposure are: South Rear Exposure, which offers the most indirect sunlight to the rear of the home and heats the pool a couple of months longer; a North Rear Exposure is the...

What is a Weir?

A weir is a concrete spillway that is designed to prevent saltwater intrusion into the freshwater canal system. These concrete dams allow water to flow from the freshwater canal system into the saltwater canals and provide vital flood...