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The Planning and Development Department 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.
Permits, Inspections, Plan Review, Building Resources and Elevation Certificates
Zoning Information, Site Plan Review, Development Review Committee, Community Development Board, Signs, Temporary Use Permits, Fences, Recommended Residential Trees, Permit, Land Clearing and Grubbing
(formerly known as Occupational Licenses)
New Business Licenses, Business Registration, Business Tax Receipt Renewals and New Business Search
Comprehensive Planning, Special Area Plans, Rezonings, Annexation and Historic Preservation
Report a Violation, Most Violated Code Requirements, Municipal Code Enforcement Board and Citizen's Guide to Code Enforcement
General contact phone number: (727) 562-4567
Code Compliance Division: (727) 562-4720 or 24 Hour Inspection Line (727) 562-4580
Hours of Operation for the Development Service Center in the Planning and Development Department:
- 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday
- 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday
- 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday
Code Compliance Hours of Operation:
- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Planning & Development
Municipal Services Building,
100 S. Myrtle Ave.
Clearwater, FL 33756