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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

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Hours of Operation:
Development Service Center:
  Mon.-Tues. 8:00am-4:30pm
  Wed. 8:00am-2:30pm
  Thurs.-Fri. 8:00am-4:30pm
Code Compliance:
  Mon.-Fri. 8:00am-5:00pm

Planning and Development

The Planning and Development Department works 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.

To view the October 20, 2015 Community Development Board meeting items please click on the link below.

Community Development Board Agenda, October 20, 2015

To view items on the agenda, click on Planning Applications and enter the case number that you would like to view.


All Contactors:
Effective January 1, 2016 holders of expired permits will be charged a Non – Refundable expired permit fee of $200.00 when obtaining a new permit. This Non – Refundable charge will be placed on any, and all, new permits obtained until all expired permits have been successfully completed. Please check your records and take the necessary action to complete your permits. To check the status of your permits online, please go to our department’s webpage:

Online Applications for Level One (Flexible Standard) and Level Two (Flexible Development) AVAILABLE NOW!

Residents and businesses wanting to apply for Level One (Flexible Standard) or Level Two (Flexible Development) approval will be required to complete their application submittals online beginning on September 25, 2015. If a resident or business owner does not have access to a computer, Planning and Development Department staff is available to assist in scanning and/or uploading their documents at the Municipal Services Building (100 S. Myrtle Avenue). For directions on how to use the City’s ePermits website, as well as for a copy of our application submittal requirements, please visit:

Please be advised that process limitations dictate that the acceptance of submissions will occur only for those applications that are limited to the required information. Submissions that include excess or extemporaneous information will be rejected and resubmission will be required. Additionally, submittals that are late (after 12:00 PM on the submittal day) will not be accepted by the ePermit website for that application submittal cycle.

Online Applications for Tree Removal Permits Goes Live!

For directions on how to use the City’s ePermits website, as well as for a copy of our application submittal requirements, please visit:

Please be advised that after October 1st, paper applications that are faxed in to our offices will no longer be accepted.

US 19 Corridor Zoning District Development Standards Available for Public Review and Comment
The City of Clearwater has plans to make its portion of the US 19 corridor more economically vibrant, attractive and safe for people working, living and shopping along the corridor.
Click here to see the proposed Development Standards.

North Marina Area Master Plan, click here to learn about the Plan.

Development Service Center

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.