The 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.
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.
Community Redevelopment Agency
The Community Redevelopment Agency is responsible for developing and implementing the Community Redevelopment Plan that addresses the unique needs of the targeted area. The plan includes the overall goals for redevelopment in the area, as well as identifying the types of projects planned for the area.
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.
Richard D. Greenwood, AICP
Development Services Director
620 E. Main Street
Haines City, FL 33844
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm