The Permitting Services office is open to the public, however, we still want to keep gatherings to a minimum. Virtual and face-to-face appointments are encouraged to eliminate wait times.
Find out how the City of Orlando categorizes property into zoning districts and how these categories indicate how property can be used and developed.
You can schedule a virtual appointment with a city planner to discuss your questions about a property or zoning regulation.
Do you have questions about your project and the zoning of your property? The Planning Division can help you understand what applications and reviews you will need to do to get your work done.
View frequently used Planning applications and forms including determination supplements and affidavits.
Our guide can help you understand the development standards for your residential project.
Applications for the historic preservation board including certificate of appropriateness.
The city requires all residents who want to rent out a portion of their property for short-term rentals to have a short-term property rental permit.
Applications for Major certificates of appearance approval are subject to review by the Appearance Review Board. Minor Certificates of Appearance are subject to review by the Appearance Review Official
Do you want to sell alcoholic beverages in a business near a church or school? City code prohibits alcohol sales in businesses close to churches or schools. However, you may be eligible for a waiver.
Do you want to have a chicken coop in your backyard?The city issues a limited number of Backyard Chicken Permits to allow urban chicken farming in approved areas while protecting the health, safety and welfare of all residents.
Orlando restaurant owners who want to allow customers' dogs on their property must apply for a dog-friendly dining permit.
Do you want to put a mural on a blank exterior wall of your building?The city approves unique, artistic murals to enliven the community, create a sense of place and help promote local businesses.
Business owners who would like to allow customers to dine on the sidewalk outside their restaurant must apply for a Sidewalk Cafe Permit.
The City of Orlando allows homeowners to build independent dwelling units with a separate kitchen, bedroom and exterior door on properties that meet the various requirements.
Do you want to collect donated items for a charity organization? You need a permit to place a donation bin anywhere in city limits.
Do you live outside the city limits but want access to City of Orlando services? You can request to have your property annexed.
See currently open development applications and their upcoming hearing dates with the Board of Zoning Adjustment or Municipal Planning Board.
Do you want to verify the zoning of a particular piece of property?The city provides letters that confirm the types of uses that are allowed in that zoning district.