Planning and Development Department

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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

Residential Trees

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.

Downtown Plan Update



Community Development Board Agenda September 18, 2018

Active Agenda Community Development Board September 18, 2018

TA2018-06003 Amendments to the Community Development Code

TA2018-07004 Amendments to the Community Development Code

 Archived Meetings

Community Development Board Agenda July 17, 2018


Construction Services / Building

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

Development Review / Zoning

Zoning Information, Site Plan Review, Development Review Committee, Community Development Board, Signs, Temporary Use Permits, Fences, Recommended Residential Trees, Permit, Land Clearing and Grubbing

Business Tax Receipts

(formerly known as Occupational Licenses)

New Business Licenses, Business Registration, Business Tax Receipt Renewals and New Business Search

Long-Range Planning

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

Code Compliance

Report a Violation, Most Violated Code Requirements, Municipal Code Enforcement Board and Citizen's Guide to Code Enforcement


Contact Information

Send comments directly to Planning & Development

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

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Planning & Development
Municipal Services Building,
Second Floor
100 S. Myrtle Ave.
Clearwater, FL 33756

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