Development Department

Illuminated Bridge at NightThe Development Department is responsible for the preparation, presentation, and implementation of the City's Comprehensive Plan, Development Regulations, Building and Municipal Codes and Community Development Programs.


Administration of these responsibilities includes:

  • Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan
  • Building permits and inspections
  • Community redevelopment
  • Damage assessment
  • Grant applications
  • Land development regulations
  • Mapping, zoning and land use changes
  • Municipal code
  • Neighborhood planning
  • Right of way abandonment's
  • Variances

Who We Support

Staff provides support to:

  • Board of Adjustment
  • The City Commission
  • Code Enforcement Magistrate
  • Community Redevelopment Agency
  • Community Redevelopment Board
  • Local Planning Agency

Liaison Responsibilities

In addition to coordinating roadway improvement and beautification projects, the office acts as a liaison to the:

  • DCA
  • DEP
  • FDOT
  • Martin County MPO

We want to make our City a greater place through prompt, accurate and consistent customer service and to protect and enhance its built and natural environments.