Community Development

Community Development - Still Working For You 

While COVID-19 has challenged everyone to think about different ways of doing business, and the Community Development Department is no exception, we are committed to rolling with the changes and helping to keep your projects moving.

From increased digital permitting options in the Building Division, to digital public hearings and meetings to continue to meet deadlines, to frequent updates from the City’s dedicated Economic Development team about how our businesses can navigate federal funding, the Community Development Department is committed to doing our part to help the Longwood community.

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Community Development Functions


The Planning Division is responsible for long-range planning and development and permit review. The Planning Division assists the community to define and implement the City’s vision.

The Building Division is responsible for taking in permit applications, administering the permit review process, issuing permits, performing inspections, issuing certificates of occupancy and code compliance. The Building Division has documents for you to download printable permit applications.

Economic Development is a key function of the Community Development Department. Learn more about how Longwood looks to support and attract businesses to the City of Longwood.