Community Development

About the Community Development Department

The Longwood Community Development Department staff promotes a culture of engagement and responsiveness to help set us apart by serving our residents with expedited permitting and to attract development The entrance to LA Fitness adorned with white, yellow, and blue balloons and a red "Now Open" and redevelopment with our streamlined processes. We aim to be different and to work as a cohesive unit to move your project forward.

  • Our Building and Permitting team is responsible for taking in permit applications, administering the permit review process, issuing permits, performing inspections, issuing certificates of occupancy, and code compliance. We take pride in our quick review times, and our knowledgeable team of inspectors are here to work with you resolve problems on the job site and get your project moving - from multi-story buildings to a small addition to your home.
  • Our Economic Development team acts as your liaison through the development process and will work with you from the first Pre-Development meeting until the ribbon cutting and beyond. We work with businesses big and small and are constantly looking for that next great Longwood business through our attraction efforts, but we also keep in touch with our existing businesses through our Business Retention and Expansion efforts.
  • Our Planning team is tasked with ensuring that our Department is forward-thinking and responsive to issues facing the City of Longwood through the implementation of strategies and programs that enhance the quality of life in the City of Longwood. Our planners are here to guide you through the development process whether you're an experienced developer, an entrepreneur starting a new business, or a homeowner looking to improve your home. We have an experienced team that is empowered and encouraged to find creative solutions and provide review times that we hope will beat your expectations for a government agency.

Contact Us

Planning and Zoning Inquiries:
(407) 260-3462

Building Permitting Inquiries:
(407) 260-3486

Building Inspection Scheduling Line
(407) 260-3471

All inspection requests must be called in by 3:30 P.M. on the business prior to the desired inspection.

Economic Development and Business Inquiries:

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