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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.

 

ATTENTION CONTRACTORS/CUSTOMERS

 

STARTING MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2018 PERMITTING & PLANNING & ZONING STAFF WILL BE ATTENDING ENERGOV FUNDAMENTAL TRAINING.  

THIS WILL BE OUR NEW ONLINE SYSTEM.  PLEASE BEAR WITH US ON THE FOLLOWING DATES DUE TO LIMITED STAFFING:

PERMITTING /PLANNING & ZONING STAFF

MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2018 – 8:30AM – 5:00PM

PERMITTING STAFF ONLY

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2018 – 8:30AM – 12:00PM
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2018 – 8:30AM – 12:00PM

PLANNING & ZONING STAFF ONLY

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2018 – 1:30PM-5:00PM
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2018 – 1:30PM – 5:00PM

PLEASE IF YOU’RE ABLE LIMIT ACTIVITY, SUCH AS SCHEDULING INSPECTIONS FOR THE DATES LISTED.

WE GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR NOTING THE ABOVE DATES, UNDERSTANDING AND PATIENCES DURING THIS TIME.

 

Use our new new Citizen Portal

We are pleased to offer our citizens, businesses, and visitors access to government services online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

With this portal, we are fulfilling our promise to deliver powerful e-government services and provide valuable information about the community while making your interactions with us more efficient, convenient, and interactive. You can search for permits, inspections, development plans and licenses. 

 


        Land Development Regulation and Code of Ordinances
        codification

 

Codified through Ordinance No. 2016-21 adopted December 13, 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

Contacts

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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