Richard-GreenwoodThe Development Services Department facilitates a variety of programs that promote the responsible development of the city and a safe, livable environment for all of its citizens. Organized into four primary functions, the Department’s primary roles include Planning and Zoning, Land Development and Building Plan Review, Permitting and Licensing, Building Inspections, and the Community Redevelopment Agency.

In addition to numerous agencies, organizations and the general public, the Department partners with several citizen advisory boards to implement its various programs. The Department provides organizational and technical support to the Planning Commission, Board of Adjustments, Code Compliance Magistrate, Building Technical Review Board, and several Neighborhood Citizen Advisory Committees and Task Forces.


Building Division

The Building Division is responsible by Florida Statutes for building plan review and building inspections within Haines City. The plan review and inspection functions include all commercial and residential construction plan reviews, inspections of these structures while under construction, and the tracking and permitting of the construction process. The Building Division may also disseminate building code information and ADA Standards. In addition, the Building Division oversees the local Business Tax Receipt program for Haines City.

Building Division

Planning Division

The Planning Division is responsible for current and long-range planning and development review. In fulfilling that responsibility, the Division is charged with developing and maintaining two of the City’s regulatory documents: Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Code.

Planning Division


Richard D. Greenwood, AICP
Development Services Director
Phone: 863-419-3229


620 E. Main Street
Haines City, FL 33844


Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm