Planning and Zoning

The Planning and Zoning Department has a unique role within the organizational structure of City government.  The Department's primary responsibility is that of guiding and directing the City's future growth while ensuring the preservation of its unique attributes.


Planning and Zoning Department Online Updates: Staff is working to provide all the necessary information and tools online to better assist the public. Updates such as the Staff Contact ListAdvisory Board and Committee links, additional maps, and more have already been added. Continue to check back for more updates as we will follow-up with additional information and resources to better assist you. (Updated November 25, 2015)

LDR Amendments and Updates: Staff is in the process of updating the LDRs for amendments adopted by the City Commission since October 1, 2014. All adopted Ordinances have been listed on the Land Development Regulations page. Pending LDR Amendments are also provided for informational purposes. (Updated November 25, 2015)

CBD Guidelines & Associated LDR Amendments: The proposed Delray Beach Central Business District Architectural Guidelines are now available. Ordinance 28-15 provides for associated amendments to the LDRs; the Guidelines are included as Exhibit A in the Ordinance.  (Updated November 25, 2015)

Fees: At its meeting of October 6, 2015, the City Commission adopted Ordinance 20-15 which provided for a new Land Development Regulation Application Fee Schedule. These fees are now applicable to all develoment applications submitted. (Updated October 7, 2015)

Electronic Submittals: ALL application submittals must include a digital copy of the entire submittal package on either a CD or jump/flash drive. If additional information and/or revisions are required, then a complete and updated digital copy must also be included.

Presentations: All presentations requiring the City’s computer MUST be submitted to the City Clerk's office on a flash drive by 12 noon the day before the meeting. The City laptops will not accept or recognize any jump drives inserted without prior scanning by the City's IT Division.  There will be a zero tolerance policy on this.