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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.

The next submittal day is September 03, 2019 before noon

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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, Rezoning's, Annexation and Historic Preservation

Code Compliance

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


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Send comments directly to Planning & Development

General contact phone number: (727) 562-4567

Code Compliance Division: (727) 562-4720

24 Hour Inspection Line: (727) 562-4580

Hours of Operation:

Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Customer Service Hours:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday

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