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, application processes for zoning changes, and Requests for Reasonable Accommodation pursuant to the federal Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act.  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.

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:

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

Other Current Planning Information:
Backyard Residential Hen Permit Questions
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