Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery
Phase 1: (Governor DeSantis’ Exec. Order 20-112) began May 4, 2020 and will be in effect until further notice. Find details in the FAQs for Executive Order 20-112.
Full Phase 1 began May 18, 2020 (per Exec. Order 20-123). Full Phase 1 Details.
Phase 2 began Friday, June 5, 2021 (per Exec. Order 20-139). Phase 2 FAQs | Phase 2 Presentation
Phase 3 began Sept. 25, 2020 per Executive Order 20-244. The order ensures everyone's right to work and operate a business, allows restaurants to operate at 100% capacity, and suspends COVID-19-related Individual Fines and Penalties.
Charlotte County's plan to allow short-term rentals (30 days or fewer) to open was approved by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation May 20, 2020. More Information
Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief - The Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued a moratorium on evictions effective Sept. 4, 2020 and now extended through June 30, 20201. To be eligible, you must either earn less than $99,000 a year ($198,000 if you are married and file a joint tax return), have received a stimulus check, or have been exempt from paying income tax in 2019. If you are struggling to pay rent and meet the criteria, you will need to sign the CDC's declaration form (one signed form for each household member listed on the lease agreement 18 years of age or older) and submit to your landlord. The CDC's eviction moratorium will not protect renters who have not submitted this declaration form to their landlord.
Charlotte County Public Schools
School information: www.yourcharlotteschools.net.
Charlotte County Buildings and Facilities
Charlotte County facilities reopened to the public May 10, 2021.
Visitors to county facilities and users of county services are encouraged to continue to practice social distancing, frequent hand-washing, mask wearing and staying home if you are sick. Online services will continue to be offered such as permitting and parking fee payments, as will curbside pick-up at libraries and bill payment drop boxes
Charlotte County Utilities customer support center are open by appointment only - To schedule an appointment, call 941.764.4300. Walk-in services other than the payment drop box will not be available. Customers can still drop off their payments in the various payment boxes, by mail, pay their utility bill online or by phone at 941.764.4300.
Local Government Agencies
- Charlotte County Economic Development
- Charlotte County Property Appraiser
- Charlotte County Public Schools
- Charlotte County Tax Collector
- Charlotte County Sheriff's Office
- Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections
- City of Punta Gorda
- Clerk of the Circuit Court
- Punta Gorda Airport
- Punta Gorda Housing Authority