8:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Community Development Department provides the City with professional urban planning services, code compliance, grant writing and implementation, and flood plain management. The department coordinates with Pinellas County on the building permit and inspection process. The department participates in planning efforts along the Gulf beaches, as part of a team with other beach communities.
The mission is to maintain the unique beach community character while working toward a vision in the direction of improved land and water uses. The planning process is intended to improve the health, safety and welfare of the City.
The Community Development Director reports to the City Manager and serves as the staff liaison to the Planning Commission, Special Magistrate for code enforcement cases and variances, the Board of Commissioners and any other advisory committees that may be created over time.