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Planning and Zoning Home Page

The Planning and Zoning Department is responsible for monitoring compliance with and administering the County's Comprehensive Plan in accordance with Florida Statutes and Florida Administrative Code. Planning and Zoning ensures that adequate infrastructure and basic services are available to support new development and assists customers in complying with the County's Land Development Regulations, Comprehensive Plan, and related ordinances through a managed review process. Planning and Zoning also provides technical data and recommendations for land development proposals to the Board of County Commissioners, Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment and the Development Review Committee. Additionally the department processes applications for County’s the local business tax.


            Draft Code of Ordinances


This Code of Ordinances and/or any other documents that appear on this site may not reflect the most current legislation adopted by the Municipality.

This Code has not yet been officially adopted the County.




Lake Suzy Overlay District

Draft Overlay Map

Staff Report



Land Development Regulations

      Revised May 24, 2016





How To Win Land Development Issues  

  A Citizens Guide to Preserving & Enhancing Quality

  of Life in Developing Areas Through Responsible

  Growth Management




Florida Planning Officials Handbook

Florida Resilient Communities Initiative

University of Florida

October 2015




DeSoto County 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Volume 1: Goals, Objectives & Policies





Comprehensive Plan


Volume 2: Support Documents






Engineering Standards







Certificate of Use Application Form Part 1 and 2






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Additional Department Pages


Earl Hahn
Development Director
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Ph:   863-993-4806

Second Floor, Administration Building
201 E Oak Street, | Suite 204
Arcadia | Florida | 34266
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Kathy Heitman
Planning, Zoning, Permitting
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Ph:   (863)993-4806
Fax:  (863)491-6163

Suite 204
201 E. Oak Street | Arcadia | Florida | 34266
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