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Economic Opportunity and Community Investment


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

Planning Meetings & Deadlines Schedules

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 on the day of a Development Special Magistrate meeting.  Below are the most recent  Development Special Magistrate agendas and actions.  For past agenda and actions, 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 Chris Young.

Planning Fee Schedule

Planning Applications

City of Winter Haven’s Unified Land Development Code

The City’s Unified Land Development Code (ULDC), which includes the zoning and the land development regulations for properties located within Winter Haven 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 and we can assist you.

Planning References

Planning Division
451 Third Street NWWinter Haven, Florida 33881
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Contact Information


Sean Byers, AICP
Planning Manager
Heather Reuter, CPM
Senior Planner
Christopher Young
Senior Planner
Jordan Hall
Planning Assistant