The Matlacha/Pine Island Fire District and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office are currently issuing HURRICANE STICKERS to Matlacha-Pine Island residents, property owners, and business owners for their essential personnel. The following are some guidelines to the hurricane Stickers program:

• Property owners and those with commercial interests should obtain hurricane stickers prior to a hurricane warning being issued. Commercial interests must have a valid occupational license prior to application for hurricane stickers. 

• Driver’s License with a Matlacha-Pine Island address may still be used; however a hurricane stickers will expedite your return. Persons with a driver’s license with a Matlacha-Pine Island mailing address are strongly urged to also obtain a hurricane sticker.

• Applications are available for residential and commercial/business. Hurricane stickers are available from the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District Station 1, 5700 Pine Island, Bokeelia, FL 33922, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

• Due to the number of stickers issued and prior active hurricane season the stickers are valid from 2018 until 2022.

If you are leaving for the summer months or cannot come the Department: download, print, and fill out the residential hurricane sticker application here and send a self addressed, stamped #10 (legal size) envelope to the above Department address. You will have to include a photo copy of your driver's license. If your Pine Island physical address is not on your driver's license, also include proof of residency or ownership (i.e. copy of tax bill, deed, rental agreement, utility bill, etc.). You shall then receive your hurricane sticker(s) in the mail as soon as we can process your request. 

** IMPORTANT: We will not be able to issue Hurricane Stickers once a hurricane warning has been issued. We will not have the personnel or resources available to do so.


For questions regarding hurricane stickers, emergency preparedness, and evacuation,

please contact the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District at (239) 283-0030.

For a list of current public evacuation shelters you can go here.