Planning & Building

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

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, and the Code Enforcement Board. Information and agendas for all of these boards are available in the Agenda Center


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.

Digital Hearing Waivers

Development Review Committee

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 (+$5 fee for visa/mastercard) for review, please complete the application for DRC Review, please submit this application along with all supporting documentation to the Planning & Building Department via email 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.