Community Development

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You will need to find, fill out and print these in order to apply for them at the Local City Hall in Florida City, Florida.
Community Development Applications
Special Use Permit
Tentative or Final Plat
Land Use Amendment
Zoning District Boundary Change
Site Plan Review
Waiver of Plat
Zoning Variance
Zoning Verification Request
Zoning Map
Disclaimer: To ensure the accuracy of current zoning designations, you must contact the Community Development Department for a zoning verification.
Click here for Zoning Map
Click here for Future Land Use Map

Building Permits
Any construction, alterations, removal or demolition of any structure within the Florida City limits requires a building permit. Please contact Duane Schultz at the Building and Zoning Department at
305-247-8222 for a building permit application.
The City of Florida City has an adopted municipal zoning code which regulates the use, size and location of buildings and other structures within the City. Please contact the Planning and Zoning Department if you should have any questions regarding zoning, development and/or land use at 305-242-8178. (Building is already discussed in Building Permits).
Zoning Codes
RS-1 Residential Estate District
RS-2 Residential Semi-Estate District
RS-3 Residential Single-Family District
RS-4 Residential Single-Family District
RS-5 Residential Zero Lot Line
Housing District
RD-1 Residential Duplex District
RD-2 Residential Duplex District
RM-20 Residential Multifamily District
RM-15 Residential Multi Family District
RT Residential Mobile Home and Recreational Vehicle District
C-1 Neighborhood Commercial District
C-2 General Commercial District
C-3 Intensive Commercial
C-4 Commercial Recreational District
Light Industrial
CF Community Facility District
Building Applications
Building Application
Electrical Application
Fence Application
Gas Application
Mechanical Application
Plumbing Application
Roofing Application
Shutter Application
Sign Application
Sitework Application
Window Application
Political Sign Application
TCO Application
Additional Building Forms
Hold Harmless for Contractor
Hold Harmless for Owner
Temp for Test Affidavit
Contractor Registration Form
Plan Process Log-In Sheet
Permit Fee Schedule
Affidavit for Change of Contractor
Workers Compensation Exemption Form
Notice of Commencement
Owner Builder Affidavit
40 Year Certification
Special Inspector Form
Threshold Inspector Forms
FBC Hurricane Category Zones

Local Business Tax
Local Business Tax Application
Local Business Tax Check List
A local business tax is required for most businesses. Valid businesses are eligible for licensure once the zoning has been approved for the intended use and all requirements have been met. Upon issuance of a Florida City Local Business Tax license, business owners must contact Miami Dade County to obtain a county license. Both a city and county license are required to operate a business within city limits. Licenses must be renewed annually, no later than September 30th of each year. Prior to operating your new business, please contact the Citys Local Business Tax Official, Lakita Calhoun, at 305-247-8222 to discuss all requirements necessary to obtain a license. The Code Enforcement Department is responsible for the enforcement and levy of fines should you fail to obtain a local business tax license.
Code Enforcement Board
Code Enforcement
Florida Citys Code Enforcement Department holds the responsibility for insuring that residents comply with appropriate regulations and living standards
Code Enforcement Related Forms
Vacant Abandoned Property Registration Form
Planning & Zoning Board
The Planning and Zoning Board, also known as the LPA (Local Planning Agency), is an advisory board to the City Commission. Meetings are scheduled for 7pm, on an as needed basis and through the public hearing application process. All public hearings will be advertised in advance. Please contact Cindy Lyle, Assistant Director of Community Development at 305-242-8178 for further information.

The Code Enforcement Board is an advisory board to the City Commission. Regular Meetings are scheduled for the last Thursday of each month at 7pm., in the City Hall Commission Chambers.
Florida City Municipal Code
Florida City Municipal Code
Invitations to Bid, Request for Proposals and Requests for Qualifications

Fair Housing Information

Cities 4th Quarter Fair Housing Activity
Housing Discrimination