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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

The City of Winter Haven is utilizing the Gridics map platform to provide an interactive experience for the City’s Zoning Map and 2025 Future Land Use Map and a parcel zoning check to look up zoning and property data.

Zoning Map

2025 Future Land Use Map

Zoning Check

Legal Disclaimer: The information provided by Gridics and the City of Winter Haven via any and all of its software applications is for informational purposes only and is derived using both proprietary and third party data. Each user of this software application is responsible for determining its suitability for his or her intended use or purpose and should contact a legal professional and/or architect before making any real estate investment decisions. Gridics and the City of Winter Haven shall have no liability for the accuracy of the data or lack thereof, or for any decisions made or not made by users, or for any action taken or not taken by users in reliance upon any of the data. By using this software application, each user agrees to indemnify, release, and hold harmless Gridics and the City of Winter Haven, its officers, employees and agents, from and against any actions, claims, liabilities, losses, and expenses, including but not limited to attorney’s fees and costs arising from the accuracy of the data or lack thereof, or from any decisions made or not made by users, or from any action taken or not taken by users in reliance upon any of the data.

Planning Documents

Planning Meetings & Deadlines Schedules

Note:  The regular DSM meeting scheduled for October 21 was originally rescheduled for October 14 and noticed as such.  Unfortunately, there was an error outside of our control with the notifications, so the meeting has now been rescheduled for October 28 at 10am.

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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