Planning & Zoning Division

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Use our new portal to apply for your Apopka Planning & Zoning and Building Permits. 

Please Note: The Planning & Zoning permits open on Monday, November 20, 2023. 

Mission Statement

To support the successful development of business and residential communities in the City of Apopka through the implementation of planning and zoning regulations that benefit and protect citizens of the City of Apopka.


The Planning and Zoning Division manages growth while protecting the environment and ensuring the availability of adequate infrastructure and school facilities, ensuring high standards of urban design, and establishing partnerships with citizens, interest groups and other agencies in the planning process. The division is responsible for developing and implementing the city’s zoning regulations. Some types of applications and reviews that this division is responsible for are commercial and industrial projects, structural permits, land uses, signs and billboards, fences, additions, arbor permits, and home occupations.

Land Development Code

Once the future land use is set, zoning sets the stage for how a property may be used. The city’s Land Development Code (LDC) provides specific development criteria. This document provides direction as to the review of development plans, zoning guidelines, sign criteria, variances, landscaping standards, and most other aspects related to the development of property.

Development Design Guidelines

The city has adopted the Development Design Guidelines to provide architectural and aesthetic standards.

Division Staff Assistance

The Planning and Zoning staff are available to provide information on all aspects of planning, zoning, and development issues within the city limits of Apopka.