Business Guide - Permitting and Regulating
City of Clearwater
Planning and Development Municipal Services Building, 2nd
Location: 100 S. Myrtle Ave., Clearwater, FL 33756
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday); 8:00 a.m.
- 3:30 p.m. (Wednesday)
Phone: (727) 562-4567; 24 Hour Inspection Line (727)
Services/responsibilities of Planning and Development
- Administering guidelines for development, zoning, construction and
land use decisions
- Permitting and inspecting construction projects
- Collecting Business Tax Receipt fees
- Advising the public of construction and development requirements
- Review of plans for development and preservation of Clearwater's
Downtown, beach areas, commercial residential neighborhoods
Site Plan Review
Planning and Development will
help you identify areas in Clearwater best suited to your business needs.
Before you rent or buy the space you need for your business, contact us
for a free evaluation of your zoning and land use needs. Our staff will
meet with you, your architect and your builder to help you plan ahead
and avoid costly mistakes. There are weekly building plan review meetings
to examine your concepts and drawings at no charge.
If the structure you are considering for your business has been vacant
for a year or more, we will inspect that site free of charge and identify
those areas requiring upgrades to bring it into compliance wth fire and
building codes before you lease or buy. Inspections are by appointment.
Clearwater has a sign code to promote uniformity of signs in Clearwater.
Permanent signage is regulated by the sign regulations according to the
zoning district in which you are located. To save time and money please
contact the Planning and Development
Department for help with these requirements. Allow 48 hours
for a sign permit to be granted.