City of Winter Garden, FL

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Community Development Department

Community Development Department

Winter Garden City Hall
300 West Plant Street
Winter Garden, FL 34787

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Phone: 407.656.4111
Fax: 407.654.1258

Staff

Administrative

Steve Pash
Community Development Director
spash@wintergarden-fl.gov
Phone:  407.656.4111 ext. 2292

Kelly Carson
Planner II
kcarson@wintergarden-fl.gov
Phone: 407-656-4111 ext. 2312

Divisions

Planning & Zoning Division
Phone:  407.877.5156
Fax:  407.654.1258

Building & Code Division
Phone:  407.877.5136
Fax:  407.656.0839

Business Tax Division
Phone: 407.877.5136
Fax: 407.656.0839

Links

Municipal Code (Municode)

Orange County Property Appraiser

Orange County Planning & Zoning

Traffic Data (D.O.T. - Orange County)

Florida Department of Community Affairs

Overview
The Community Development Department consists of the Planning and Zoning Division, Building and Code Enforcement Division, and Business Tax Services. The department provides for one-stop permitting and a variety of community development services related to use of private property in the City.

The department essential functions are:

Planning and Zoning
Includes zoning, comprehensive planning, future land use and redevelopment, development review, impact fee calculations, downtown architectural reviews, transportation planning, addressing, Census, and general planning services. Please click here for the City's zoning ordinances.

Building And Code Enforcement
Includes permitting and Inspection Services, all building permit reviews along with other trade permits, building inspections and architectural plan review.  Includes zoning compliance for residential and non-residential areas of the City, and processes violations for compliance and the presenting of cases to the Code Enforcement Board.

Business Tax
Includes processing new business locating in the City as well as annual renewals and business location transfers, processing temporary sale and vendor permits and residential garage sales.

Boards
Provides staff or support to the following City Boards and Committees:  Development Review Committee, Planning and Zoning Board, Code Enforcement Board, Architectural Review and Historic Preservation Board, Community Redevelopment Area and Brownfield Advisory Board (in conjunction with the City Manager’s office).

Housing Rehab Assistance
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunities (DEO) has awarded a Community Development Block Grant in the Housing Rehabilitation Category to the City of Winter Garden.  These grant funds will be utilized to repair or replace approximately twelve (12) low to moderate income owner-occupied homes within the City Limits of Winter Garden.

If your home is in need of repair and you would like to apply to receive grant funding the City of Winter Garden will  be  accepting  pre-application packages beginning on December 12, 2013 thru January 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

Pre-Application packages can be obtained from the Community Development Department, at City Hall, located at 300 West Plant Street, Winter Garden,  Fl 34787, (407) 656-4111 Ext. 2308 and from the City’s Grant Administrator, Fred Fox Enterprises, Inc. at (888)-223-9795.

The City of Winter Garden is a Fair Housing Advocate and Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Winter Garden, City Hall is Handicap Accessible.

Please click here for info on Fair Housing, EEO and Section 504”

Please click here for the intake application

Other Links
Sign Code Update
Historic District Overlay Ordinance
West State Road 50 Commercial Corridor Overlay Ordinance - Updated

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
Planning & Zoning FAQs
Building FAQs
Code Enforcement FAQs
Business Tax FAQs