Mail Service Returns to The Beach Monday


Fort Myers Beach Vice Mayor Jim Atterholt deserves a lot of credit for working every local and national contact he had in his rolodex to get mail service restored to Fort Myers Beach. It wasn’t easy and it certainly wasn’t swift, however, he got it done.

115 days after Hurricane Ian totally demolished the Post Office facility on Carolina Avenue, beach residents will finally have a facility again. Beginning Monday all residents in the 33931 and 33932 zip codes can begin picking up their mail at the temporary facility in the parking lot of the post office on Carolina Avenue.

The temporary Post Office will offer retail services and Post Office boxes, as well as mail and package pickup.

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mail and package pickup, as well as Post Office box service, will also be available on Saturday from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Retail service will not be available on Saturday and the facility will be closed on Sunday.

Post Office Box customers who had a box at the original Post Office can pick up their new key by showing a photo ID during retail hours. Their Post Office Box numbers will remain the same.

The Postal Service is currently in the process of evaluating delivery points on the island to determine the locations where we can safely resume residential and business mail delivery. Until then, customers can pick up their mail at the new temporary Post Office, where there is ample parking. Signage will direct customers to the appropriate location for various services.

As of Monday, Fort Myers Beach residents will no longer need to travel to Jetport Loop in Fort Myers to get their mail.


  1. Thanks Jim and all that made this happen. We put up our mailbox today to be ready. Will go down on Monday and unforward our mail. So good to have one more thing made easier!

  2. How wonderful something that helps the locals!! They need their lives made easier! Good news & congratulations for having good people in high places willing to work hard!

  3. Absolutely fabulous news! Thank you Vice Mayor Jim Atterholt for your determination on this issue! Question/clarification: I’m assuming if you were having your mail forwarded to an off-island address, you will physically need to change that back to your FMB address by filling out their form?

  4. That is one improvement.Good for only the people on the island Perhaps now he should work on speeding up permits so people can work on their homes to get back on the island. Lee county allows working while permits are processed. He could also work on eliminating stop work orders and unnecessary fines..

    • AGREED- the Town Council has done nothing but impeded on Homeowners –
      We fence off public parks so people have to pay to park ? Yet our parks and beach accesses, bike paths and sidewalks are all low priority-
      Disgraceful what’s gone down in the last 4 months –


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