The Planning and Zoning Department is now accepting online submittals for applications. Visit our Online Submittals page to access the website and upload documents. Please contact the Planner of the Day at (772) 871-5212 to obtain the review fee for your project.
To assist the public and to direct and encourage quality community development in accordance with adopted policies, codes, and laws which enhance the City, protect the environment and make the City a better place to live.
This is accomplished by:
Providing quality and timely customer assistance and information
Implementation of the City's Comprehensive Plan
Continued reviews and updates of land development code
Preparation of innovative plans to direct the city's future
Efficient development review processes
Planner of the Day Assistance
Planner of the day assistance is available at our City Hall offices Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 to 5 p.m., or by appointment.
Pre-Application meetings are available for new projects upon request. A fee is charged for the meeting. Download the fee schedule.
Zoning Compliance for Businesses
All businesses operating within the City of Port St. Lucie are required to complete a Business Tax Application. An element of the Business Tax Application process requires all business owners to also fill out an Occupancy Use and Zoning Review Application. It is the responsibility of the Planning and Zoning Department to ensure that all businesses are reviewed for zoning compliance before moving into a particular zoning district. Applications can be obtained at the Business Tax Office, or downloaded from the Business Tax Division Web page.
Land Development Reviews
The land development review process for the city includes site plan reviews, design reviews, subdivisions, rezoning, special exceptions, variances and future land use map changes. We also manage other land development regulation processes related to natural resources and public facility concurrency management project reviews. We provide application packets, codes, and instructions. Our goal is to help the public and the development community achieve their land use objectives with the guidance of city policies and land development regulations.
The City's Planning and Zoning Board meets the first Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m.
Long Range Planning
The City of Port St. Lucie Comprehensive Plan guides future development, maintains quality of life, and provides for economic development. It also regulates land use and provides the basis for zoning regulations.
Neighborhood Planning Program is a new City initiative to establish neighborhood identities, and to gather citizen input and ideas on how to define and enhance their neighborhoods. A Public Outreach Plan has been established to identify grassroots, traditional, and electronic communication techniques and strategies to be taken to encourage public participation in the neighborhood planning process.
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The University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research estimated the city's population to be 169,888 as of April 1, 2014.