Planning, Design & Development Coordination

The Planning, Design & Development Coordination Division is open for business via phone, email and online, however, as a precautionary measure to COVID-19 transmission, effective Tuesday, March 17th we will not be accepting walk-in customers at the Development Services Center located at 1400 North Boulevard until further notice. You may reach us by phone at (813) 274-3100.

Welcome to the City of Tampa Planning, Design & Development Coordination home page.

The Planning & Urban Design Division is comprised of multiple disciplines that are directly related to current and long-range planning and development projects throughout the City of Tampa.

The Division serves as the lead for nine (9) primary focus areas:

  • Long Range & Strategic Planning
  • Community Planning & Form Based Codes
  • Transportation Planning & Development Review
  • Right-of-Way Permitting & Maintenance of Traffic Planning
  • Natural Resources & Urban Forest Management Planning
  • Urban Design Review for Special & Overlay Districts
  • Development Code Writing
  • Alcoholic Beverage Records Management
  • GIS Planning & Analysis.

The office is open from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM.  To schedule an appointment, please email us.  In your email, please state with whom you would like to meet and the reason for your visit.

Please Note: New fees will take effect on October 1, 2018:

Accela Citizen Access 

NOTICE:  The Development Services Center is now offering, free of charge, Accela Citizen Access Monthly Training Classes. Please visit the Accela Citizen Access - Help Center for more information. 

Accela Citizen Access is Tampa's online portal for property owners wanting to apply for a rezoning, right-of-way vacating, subdivision review, change a property's address, or zoning-related alternative design exceptions, among other Land Development processes, are now able to complete applications online, check on the status of those applications 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and also pay online for those applications. For directions and a 'demo' on how to use the Accela Citizen Access portal, please visit, click on the "Planning tab." and then click on "Watch the Accela Citizen Access Demonstration". 

Public Notice

Proposed Land Development Decision Notifications

For the purposes of compliance with public notice requirements pertaining to Land Development Decisions, the following registration service is to be used pursuant to City Code Section 27-149 as outlined per City Ordinance Number 2011-12:

Notification information for Participating Organizations

How to Generate the List of Property Owners Within 250 feet

PLEASE NOTE: The above mentioned Ordinance Number is in a "PDF" format and will require the Adobe Acrobat Reader version 6.0 or later. If you do not have the reader installed, or would like to update to a newer version, you can download a free copy from the Adobe site. Also, you cannot save any data typed into any of the application or petition forms on this page. Once you have completed the form, you must press "Print Form", if you would like to retain a copy of the completed form.

What do I do with this?

QR Code

It's called a QR Code...A type of two-dimensional barcode that can contain information, such as a url link to this web site, or other valuable information. The Land Development Coordination Division now uses QR codes on some of it's documents. Just scan the QR code with your smartphone to get the latest up to date information. If you don't have software to read QR codes installed on your smartphone, you can download or learn more about QR codes from the following links. From smartphone: i-nigma for smartphone or From Desktop/Laptop: i-nigma download. The QR reader is a free download

If your property is within a designated Local Historic District or Landmark property (Hyde Park, Tampa Heights, Seminole Heights, or Ybor City - maps may be viewed in the Document Library) and you are seeking information on the Certificate of Appropriateness and/or design variance process, please contact the Architectural Review & Historic Preservation Division at 813-274-3100, option 3.

Planning, Design & Development Coordination is located at:
Development Services Center
1400 North Boulevard, Tampa Florida 33607
Telephone: 813-274-3100, Option 2
Fax: 813-259-1712