Planning & Building

The Planning and Building Department provides certified professional services for the enforcement of the city’s codes relating to the use of land and State of Florida regulations relating to the health, safety, and welfare of residents and visitors of St. Augustine. 


All permits may be obtained at the Planning and Building Department or in the Planning and Building Permits, Forms and Applications Document Center. This includes forms for:

  • Archaeology
  • Building
  • Business Licensing
  • Land Development
  • The Non-Residential Use of Property
  • Remodeling
  • Residential
  • Signs

Zoning Atlas

The City’s Zoning Atlas is available online at this link which provides the zoning of a property in the City limits. The future land use of a property is available online at this link (click on the layer list in the top right corner to display the future land use tab). Please reference our future land use documentChapter 28 of City Code lists our zoning regulations is available online at this link.

Support for Boards

Under the leadership of Director David Birchim, the Planning and Building Department also provides staff support for the Planning and Zoning Board, Historic Architectural Review Board, Corridor Review Committee, and the Code Enforcement Board. Information and agendas for all of these boards are available through their pages.

Planning and Zoning Board

Please submit your complete PZB application via email to

Historic Architectural Review Board

Please submit your complete HARB application and credit card authorization form via email to

Development Review Committee (Friday Review Meeting)

Development Review Committee is comprised of the City’s Planning, Building, Public Works and Fire Department which reviews proposed developments within the City for compliance with applicable codes and regulations. There is a $20 fee for review, please complete the application for DRC Review and credit card authorization form and submit this application along with all supporting documentation (site and floor plan) to the Planning & Building Department via email to or in person. The meetings are held every Friday at 8:30 a.m., the application deadline is Friday by 4:00 pm to be placed on the agenda for review the following Friday.