Planning and Zoning
Planning and Zoning is responsible for:
- Administering and updating the comprehensive plan.
- Administering, interpreting, and updating the Land Development Regulations.
- Review and processing of Rezoning Applications, Comprehensive Plan Amendments, Special Exceptions, Variances, Appeals, Plat and Subdivision Review, and Plat and Road Vacations.
- Providing Land Use Verification Letters.
- Impact Fee Calculation – Impact Fees are currently suspended till February 12, 2017.
- Responses to the general public, land development professionals and realtors inquiring about permitted land uses and development standards.
What is a Comprehensive Plan?
The plan provides guidance for the physical growth of the County through the composition of sound plans, programs and policies. The Glades County Comprehensive Plan is an official public document adopted by the Commissioners to guide decision making related to the development of the County. The Comprehensive Plan describes the County’s vision of itself in the future and translates that vision into policies, programs, and public investments. The Comprehensive Plan is comprised of ten elements, or chapters, that address the full range of topics affecting physical development of the County. Together, these elements shape the County’s growth in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable way. Each element includes one or more goals. A goal is a long-term statement toward which programs and activities are ultimately directed. Each goal is supported by one or more objectives, which are specific, measurable action items that are achievable and mark progress toward that goal. Objectives are implemented according to the direction provided by one or more policies. Policies describe the way in which specific programs and activities should be conducted to achieve an identified goal. These policies are then implemented through the Land Development Regulations.