Sanibel residents can now apply for FDEM debris removal program

Writer: Matthew Seaver
Destroyed buildings on Sanibel Island. Credit: CBS

Sanibel residents can now apply for debris removal on private and commercial properties through the Hurricane Ian Debris Cleanup Program.

The program is managed by the Florida Division of Emergency Management. It includes displaced and abandoned vehicles, vessels, and other titled property from qualifying private and commercial properties, as well as waterways throughout Lee County.

You can find an application for debris removal by clicking here.

You can submit an application if you own a property in Lee County and would like to request the removal of the debris on that property or if you lost a vehicle, vessel, or other titled property due to Hurricane Ian and would like to report it missing.

For help with the application or for other questions, you can call FDEM’s Hurricane Ian Debris Cleanup Hotline at (850) 961-2002 or send an email to

Completing an application does not guarantee eligibility for debris removal or the return of your displaced title property.

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