Current Planning Division

The Current Planning Division addresses short-term growth and development issues through review of proposed zoning changes and consists of professional planning staff and administrative clerical support who assist the public with questions relating to the Zoning Code, zoning verification, permitting and application processes for zoning changes. The Division provides review and recommendations on all Current Planning applications, conducts public hearings on administrative deviations; exceptions, variances, and waivers of liquor distance licenses; planned unit developments (PUDs); cellular antenna reviews; land use amendments, companion rezonings, and text amendments; conventional rezonings; and minor modifications and administrative deviation appeals.  The Division also administers zoning overlay districts for the Downtown, Mayport, Springfield, Mandarin Road and Height, and San Marco.

Current Planning also houses the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Section which creates and maintains a comprehensive library of land development and demographic/socioeconomic related datasets and GIS layers including Future Land Use, Zoning and Council Districts/Redistricting.

The Current Planning Division is responsible for the administration and professional support to the Jacksonville Ordinance Code: Chapter 654, Subdivision Regulations and Chapter 656, Zoning Code and provides technical assistance to:
· City Council Land Use and Zoning Committee (LUZ Committee Book)
· Planning Commission
· Jacksonville Design Guidelines and Best Practices
· Administrative Deviation Public Hearing


Application Review Processes:
· Zoning Exceptions, Waivers, and Variances
· Administrative Deviations
· PUD Rezonings
· Conventional Rezonings


The Land Use and Zoning Application Portal allows on-line submittal of Land Use and Zoning Applications, related planner administration, case tracking and case documentation.


Renew Arlington CRA Zoning Overlay

Zoning FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Contact Current Planning Division Planners

Folks Huxford, Chief
Current Planning Division
Ed Ball Building
214 N. Hogan Street, Suite 300
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 255-7829