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Planning and Zoning


The revised land development regulations (LDRs) have been adopted by the City Council and became effective on January 1, 2016.

Chapter 151 Comprehensive Plan

Chapter 155 Sign Code

Chapter 153 Definitions

Chapter 157 Natural Resources

Chapter 154 Landscape Code

Chapter 158 Zoning Code


The Planning and Zoning Department is now accepting online submittals for applications.  Click on the Online Submittal button to the left to access the website and upload documents. Please contact the Planner of the Day at (772)871-5212 to obtain the review fee for your project.

Mission Statement

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To assist the public and to direct and encourage quality community development in accordance with adopted policies, codes, and laws which enhance the city, protect the environment and make the city a better place to live.

This is accomplished by:

  • Providing quality and timely customer assistance and information
  • Implementation of the city's Comprehensive Plan
  • Continued reviews and updates of land development code
  • Preparation of innovative plans to direct the city's future
  • Efficient development review processes

Planner of the day assistance

Planner of the day assistance is available at our City Hall offices Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 to 5 p.m., or by appointment.

Pre-Application meetings are available for new projects upon request. A fee is charged for the meeting. Download 2016 fee schedule.

Zoning compliance for businesses

All businesses operating within the City of Port St. Lucie are required to complete a Business Tax Application. An element of the Business Tax Application process requires all business owners to also fill out an Occupancy Use and Zoning Review Application. It is the responsibility of the Planning and Zoning Department to ensure that all businesses are reviewed for zoning compliance before moving into a particular zoning district. Applications can be obtained at the Business Tax Office, or downloaded from the Business Tax Division Web page.

Land development reviews

The land development review process for the city includes site plan reviews, design reviews, subdivisions, rezoning, special exceptions, variances and future land use map changes. We also manage other land development regulation processes related to natural resources and public facility concurrency management project reviews. We provide application packets, codes, and instructions. Our goal is to help the public and the development community achieve their land use objectives with the guidance of city policies and land development regulations.

The city's Planning and Zoning Board meets the first Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m.

Long range planning

The City of Port St. Lucie Comprehensive Plan guides future development, maintains quality of life, and provides for economic development. It also regulates land use and provides the basis for zoning regulations.

Neighborhood Planning

Neighborhood Planning is a new city initiative to establish neighborhood identities, and to gather citizen input and ideas on how to define and enhance their neighborhoods. A Public Outreach Plan has been established to identify grassroots, traditional, and electronic communication techniques and strategies to be taken to encourage public participation in the neighborhood planning process.

Population and demographics

The University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research estimated the city's population to be 169,888 as of April 1, 2014.

Get 2010 US Census data.

Get 2000 US Census data.

Contact us

If you have questions or need help related to Planning and Zoning matters, contact us by one of the following means:

  • Phone: (772) 871-5212
  • Fax: (772) 871-5124
  • E-mail:
  • Mail addressed to: City of Port St. Lucie, Planning and Zoning Department, 121 S.W. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Building B, Port St. Lucie, FL 34984.

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