Our Role

The Planning and Development Department manages existing and future development within the City of Jacksonville.  Matters pertaining to zoning, the Comprehensive Plan, land use, concurrency, mobility, transportation policy, addressing, building codes and inspections all fall within the purview of the Planning and Development 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.


  • 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 (PUD).
    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 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