Planning & Development is responsible for assisting customers to comply with the Seminole County Comprehensive Plan and the Seminole County Land Development Code and related ordinances through a managed review process. The Construction Inspection Team ensures that projects are constructed in compliance with all approvals including Development Orders and construction plans.
Staff processes applications for land use amendments, rezoning, commercial site plans, subdivision plans, vacates, variances, special exceptions, special use permits, excavation, fill permits and other miscellaneous permits. The Division provides technical data and recommendations for land development proposals to the Board of County Commissioners, Planning and Zoning and the Board of Adjustment.
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WE NOW ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS click to view information
NOTE: Once your application has been accepted and processed you may pay online using your Project Number at this portal. The project number will be provided by County staff.
ANNOUNCEMENT DIGITAL SIGNATURES for ePlan Projects: click to view information
Seminole County now accepts digital signatures that can be verified through a 3rd Party Certificate Authority (CA). These may be used on any files that require the design professional’s signature and seal. Applicants and Consultants should be aware that there is a fee for this commercial service. Seminole County will not make recommendations on specific commercial 3rd Party CA’s to utilize.
ELECTRONIC PLAN REVIEW click to view information
ABOUT PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
This section highlights some of the basics behind Planning & Development in Seminole County.
Information on addressing and subdivision naming for development projects.
ALCOHOL REGULATIONS & LICENSING
Process for County zoning compliance for State alcohol licenses and County regulation information.
Link to State forms: https://www.myfloridalicense.com/intentions2.asp?chBoard=true&boardid=400&SID=
ARBOR PERMITS AND INFORMATION
Process for obtaining an arbor permit and contact information regarding complaints.
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT PROCESSES AND APPLICATIONS
Variances, Special Exceptions and Mobile Homes.
Land Development Code and County Code
Guide to the growth and development of Seminole County
CONCURRENCY & IMPACT FEES
An applicant's handbook for the Concurrency Review Process & Impact fees.
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US HWY 17-92 CRA PROGRAM
The US 17-92 CRA is dedicated to creating jobs, eliminating blight, and improving the quality of life for residents and business owners in the community while managing growth and preserving Seminole County’s natural resources.
DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES AND APPLICATIONS
Land Use Amendments, Rezoning, Site Plan, and Subdivision Processes: Information about development processes along with applications for land use amendments, rezoning, site plan approval and subdivision plats including lot split and minor plats.
ELECTRONIC PLAN REVIEW
FORMS, MISCELLANEOUS PROCESSES AND CHECKLISTS
Find other miscellaneous processes, list of forms, and checklists associated with Planning & Development.
PERMIT EXTENSIONS click to view ordinance
On 6/28/11, the Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance 2011-17, which extends development permits until January 1, 2016 for permits issued by Seminole County that carry an expiration date between September 1, 2008 and December 31, 2015. Development Permits, defined in Florida Statute 380.04, include: site plans, subdivision plans, master plans, building permits, site development permits, special exception approvals, et. al.
House Bill 7023, a major economic development bill, was signed June 20th and is now law (Chapter 2014-218, Laws of Florida). One provision of this law extends local building permits:
Section 46. (1) Any building permit, and any permit issued by the Department of Environmental Protection or by a water management district pursuant to part IV of chapter 373, Florida Statutes, which has an expiration date from January 1, 2014, through January 1, 2016, is extended and renewed for a period of 2 years after its previously scheduled date of expiration. This extension includes any local government-issued development order or building permit including certificates of levels of service. This section does not prohibit conversion from the construction phase to the operation phase upon completion of construction. This extension is in addition to any existing permit extension. Extensions granted pursuant to this section; s. 14 of chapter 2009-96, Laws of Florida, as reauthorized by s. 47 of chapter 2010-147, Laws of Florida; s. 46 of chapter 2010-147, Laws of Florida; s. 73 or s. 79 of chapter 2011-139, Laws of Florida; or s. 24 of chapter 2012-205, Laws of Florida, may not exceed 4 years in total.
RIGHT-OF-WAY USE APPROVAL PROCEDURE
This section has information on the requirements for submitting for a Right-of-Way Utilization Permit Review.
Information and frequently asked questions on signage.
Information on special permits for temporary package storage, noise exemption permits, special event permits and special event of outdoor sales of merchandise (ex: Christmas trees).
VACATION OF EASEMENTS AND PLATS
Information on vacating of utility, drainage, and conservation easements and rights-of-way and plats.
Information and Resources
1971 TAX ROLL
ZONING AND LAND USE SUMMARY TABLE
Map resource to query information such as zoning, land use, utility service area.
PROJECT INQUIRY AND CREDIT CARD PAYMENT
A listing of projects in review or completed by Planning & Development.
Browse through some of the most common questions asked about Planning & Development.
MY RESIDENCE INFORMATION
Find out information that relates directly to YOUR location in Seminole County such as political districts, utility providers, schools, and more.
NEW DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERING INSPECTIONS TEAM
Information about Active Projects, the Inspection Team, the Inspection Process, and more.
PROPERTY BASICS 101 BROCHURE
Summary of general information and resources.
STUDIES AND AGREEMENTS
WETLAND AND DOCK INFORMATION
Information and documentation on Single Family Wetlands Reviews and Building A Dock.
ZONING AND LAND USE TABLE (pdf) [492KB]
Table of Zoning District Regulations and Future Land Use Designations.