Planning and Development aligns with the City Council’s Strategic Direction of facilitating development of the economy through diversifying the economic base, increasing economic opportunity and fostering community engagement. These goals are achieved by working with our citizens and business community to plan, build and maintain a vibrant, competitive and livable Clearwater with an emphasis on professional customer service, education and safety.
The Clearwater City Council on Feb. 2 voted unanimously to accept the Imagine Clearwater Master Plan to revitalize the Downtown Clearwater waterfront area. Learn more
Community Development Board (CDB) October 17, 2017
The Clearwater City Council on Feb. 2, 2017, voted unanimously to establish new zoning standards to create a thriving and prosperous corridor along the city's seven-mile stretch of US 19.
Permits, Inspections, Plan Review, Building Resources, Elevation Certificates
Zoning Information, Site Plan Review, DRC and CDB, Signs, Temporary Use Permits, Fences, Tree Protection & Permit, Land Clearing & Grubbing
Business Tax Receipts (formerly known as Occupational Licenses)
New Business Licenses, Business Registration, Business Tax Receipt Renewals, New Business Search
Comprehensive Planning, Special Area Plans, Rezonings, Annexation, Historic Preservation
Report A Violation, Most Violated Code Requirements, Municipal Code Enforcement Board, Citizen's Guide to Code Enforcement
Not sure which division can help? Call (727) 562-4567.
Planning & Development
Municipal Services Building,
100 S. Myrtle Ave.
Clearwater, FL 33756
Development Service Center: (727) 562-4567
Code Compliance: (727) 562-4720
Hours of Operation:
Development Service Center:
- Mon.-Tue. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Wed. 8 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
- Thu.-Fri. 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
- Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
24 Hour Inspection Line: (727) 562-4580
The "24 Hour Inspection Line" is recommended. A list of the inspection types is available at our permit counter, or call our switchboard at (727) 562-4567 for details. Next day inspections can be expected if correctly called in by midnight. Requires a touchtone phone.