Community Development


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 & Zoning

  • Addressing
  • Census
  • Comprehensive planning
  • Development review
  • Downtown architectural reviews
  • Future land use and redevelopment
  • General planning services
  • Impact fee calculations
  • Transportation planning
  • Zoning

View the Winter Garden's Zoning Ordinances

Building & Code Enforcement

  • 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
  • Permitting and inspection services
  • Presenting of cases to the code enforcement board
  • Processes violations for compliance

    Follow the link below to submit documents to the City of Winter Garden Egnyte Program.
    We are no longer accepting documents through email 

Business Tax Services

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.

View Local Business Tax Receipts Ordinance and Other Business Requirements


Provides staff or support to the following City Boards and Committees:

  • Architectural Review and Historic Preservation Board
  • Code Enforcement Board
  • Community Redevelopment Advisory Board/ Brownfield Advisory Board
  • Development Review Committee
  • Planning and Zoning Board
  • City Commision