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Planning and Zoning

The Planning Division focuses on community development; regulating and enforcing the vast number of codes, laws, acts, regulations and ordinances related to development and construction within the City of Winter Haven; and maintains high standards throughout and after the development process.

Additionally, the following entities are managed by the Planning Division:

Zoning & Future Land Use Maps

Planning Documents

Development Special Magistrate Agenda & Action Taken

Typically, the agenda is posted one week prior to the Development Special Magistrate meeting date.  The action taken is posted the day of a Development Special Magistrate meeting.  Below are the most recent Development Special Magistrate agendas and actions.  For past agenda and action, contact the Planning Division to request a copy.

Site Plans and Plats

All applications and plans should be submitted to the Planning Division. If you have any questions, please contact Sean Byers.

Planning Meetings & Deadlines Schedules

*The November 20, 2020 Development Special Magistrate hearing has been rescheduled to November 6, 2020 at 10:00 AM in Nora Mayo Hall, 500 Third St NW, Winter Haven, FL.

Planning Fee Schedule

Planning Applications:

City of Winter Haven’s Unified Land Development Code

The City’s Unified Land Development Code (ULDC), includes zoning and land development regulations for properties located within Winter Haven, and can be accessed in Winter Haven’s Code of Ordinances.  The ULDC is located in Chapter 21.  If you have any questions or have trouble accessing the Code provisions, please contact staff for assistance.


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451 Third Street NWWinter Haven, Florida 33881
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Contact Information


Eric Labbe, AICP
Economic Opportunity and Community Investment Director
Sean Byers, AICP
Planning Manager
Heather Reuter
Planner II
Sean Martin
Planner II
Kim Tangree
Planning Assistant
Deena Ware
Community Redevelopment Agency and Neighborhood Program Manager