Planning & Development

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Planning & Development Applications
Planning & Development ePermits
Planning & Development Inspections
Planning & Development Business Tax Receipts (BTR)
Planning & Development Zoning Maps
Planning & Development Citizens Guide

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.

Imagine Clearwater Downtown Waterfront Master Plan

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) Agenda February 20, 2018

CDB Consent Agenda February 20, 2018

CDB Archived Meetings

 Development Review Committee February 01, 2018

US 19 Corridor Zoning District & Development Standards

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.


Construction Services / Building

Permits, Inspections, Plan Review, Building Resources, Elevation Certificates

Development Review / Zoning

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

Long-Range Planning

Comprehensive Planning, Special Area Plans, Rezonings, Annexation, Historic Preservation

Code Compliance

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.


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Planning & Development
Municipal Services Building,
2nd Floor
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.

Code Compliance:

  • 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.

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