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Storm Recovery

The Charlotte County Emergency Management Office is working through response and recovery from Hurricane Ian and Tropical Storm Nicolemaintaining communication with local, state, and federal agencies.

Follow Charlotte County Emergency Management on this website and social media for updates: 
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Relief & Recovery Resources

County Services

All county garbage pickup, recycling, and yard waste collection has resumed regular schedules.

Storm debris pickup has concluded - Charlotte County‚Äôs Hurricane Ian debris contractor, AshBritt, has finished its final pass of debris collection.

Community Development Department is open: walk-ins welcomed or visit online permitting portal.

Get Help

  • For life-threatening emergencies, call or text 9-1-1.
  • Sheriff non-emergencies can call 941.833.4161.
  • List of Medical Resources
  • Call the Charlotte County Emergency Operations Call Center for response and recovery information, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 941.743.1320 or 941.833.4000.
  • Call Charlotte County Solid Waste for garbage and recycling information at 941.764.4360.
  • Call Charlotte County Utilities for water and sewer information at 941.764.4300. 

Partial Refund of Property Taxes

A homeowner may be eligible for a partial refund of 2022 property taxes if a residential improvement was rendered uninhabitable for at least 30 days due to Hurricane Ian or Hurricane Nicole. Deadline is April 3, 2023. Find more information at the Charlotte County Property Appraiser.

Recovery Resources

Disaster Assistance Program for Low-Income Households
The State Housing Initiatives Partnership Disaster Assistance program provides assistance to low-income households following a disaster. 

The deadline to apply for FEMA assistance and SBA disaster loans was Jan. 12.

FEMA: For questions and application status:
  • In person at the Disaster Recovery Centers (locations listed below)
  • Use the FEMA App for mobile devices
  • Visit online at
  • Call 800-621-3362 (phone wait times are longer than normal)
Disaster Recovery Centers at two locations:
Tringali Park Recreation Center, 3460 N. Access Road, Englewood
The former Cultural Center of Charlotte County site, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte
Both locations are open 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Saturday
Agencies available at the DRCs:
  • Florida Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • UNITE Florida
  • Florida Dept. of Children and Families
  • Department of Financial Services
  • Florida Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation
  • Agency for Persons with Disabilities
  • ...and more.

The deadline to apply for temporary sheltering through was Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. EST.

Housing and Recovery Assistance Portal: Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian can apply to the state for recovery resources, including temporary sheltering and other resources. To apply, visit or call 800.892.0948 to check on the status of your application.

Text the word CHARCOCARES to 888-777 to receive text updates on Hurricane Ian area resources and more.

Help Charlotte County collect damage assessments: Report damage online (enter address and photo) 

Charlotte County is hiring temporary maintenance workers for debris cleanup, $15.50 per hour, 7 days a week. Apply online or call 941.743.1225.

Safety tips:

Donations & Volunteering

Contractors or Professionals willing to volunteer, please register online at or email

Residents, groups and organizations, contractors or professionals willing to volunteer can register online at

Monetary donation for aid can be made online at - all donations help Charlotte County residents. Items are not being accepted for donation. You can also text DISASTER to 20222 or visit

Evacuation Orders

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