Our Role

The Planning and Development Department manages existing and future development and administers local, state and federal funds designated for housing and community development within the City of Jacksonville. Matters pertaining to zoning, the comprehensive plan, concurrency, land use, inspections, building codes, and the implementation of programs and activities such as home ownership, rental and owner-occupied housing rehabilitation, public facilities and improvements and assistance to the homeless and persons with HIV/AIDS all fall within the purview of this department. While its responsibilities are varied, the department ensures that development and the implementation of programs and activities in Jacksonville occurs in a logical, safe, orderly and fair manner. 

For more information call (904) 255-7800.
 

Divisions

  • The Building Inspection Division is responsible for vertical construction permitting, building inspections, inspections of permitted construction, and floodplain management.
    Tom Goldsbury, Chief can be reached at (904) 255-8505 or TomG@coj.net
     
  • The Current Planning Division houses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and is responsible for zoning interpretation and review of zoning applications; Administrative Deviations, Exceptions, Variances, Waivers, Conventional Rezonings, and Planned Unit Development (PUDs).
    Folks Huxford, Chief can be reached at (904) 255-7829 or FHuxford@coj.net
     
  • The Community Planning Division is responsible for the Comprehensive Plan, land use amendments, Developments of Regional Impact (DRIs), historic preservation, and neighborhood planning.
    Kristen Reed, Chief can be reached at (904) 255-7888 or KReed@coj.net
  • The Development Services Division handles site plan review, addressing, right-of-way permitting, transportation planning, concurrency/mobility, and other issues.
    Mike Sands, Chief can be reached at (904) 255-8310 or MSands@coj.net
  • The Housing and Community Development Division administers local, state and federal funds designated for housing and community development.  The Division plans, develops and implements programs and activities that meet identified needs in the community such as home ownership, rental and owner-occupied housing rehabilitation, public facilities and improvements and assistance to the homeless and persons with HIV/AIDS.  Programs managed by the Housing and Community Development Division include:  Community Development, Home Buyer Assistance, Home Repair Assistance, Affordable Housing Assistance and Housing Counseling Assistance.
    Laura Stagner-Crites, Interim Chief can be reached at (904) 255-8200 or LStagner@coj.net
  • The Transportation Planning Division focuses on transportation policy, planning and development activities and is a key participant in coordinating land use and transportation issues related to land development in the City of Jacksonville through elements of the Comprehensive Plan, as well as the City's overall mobility needs.
    Laurie Santana, Chief can be reached at (904) 255-7857 or LSantana@coj.net
 


 

William B. Killingsworth, Director
Ed Ball Building
214 North Hogan Street, Suite 300
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
(904) 255-7800