Planning and Zoning Application Information

ATTENTION:

The City is currently closed due to the COVID-19 Emergency, except to provide essential services (which presents a series of challenges and demands on City operations and available resources). While we may accept your application or resubmittal, due to the COVID-19 Emergency review of applications is likely to take longer than normal, and we are unable at this time to provide a timeline regarding when comments will be issued and/or (where applicable) when a PAR (including Preliminary, Compliance and Administrative IDA applications) meeting will be held. Further, not all reviewers may be available to review your project until after all offices have reopened. Please note while City staff will communicate with external reviewers (Lake Worth Drainage District, Florida Power and Light, etc.) to obtain their respective review and comments, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all external reviewer comments are provided to the assigned planner for each submittal review. Additionally, while the City may accept your application or resubmittal at this time, by submitting an application or resubmittal, you agree to pay the required amount of fees and deposit once the COVID-19 Emergency has ended (and failure to remit the required fees and deposit will result in the application being deemed incomplete, and therefore in ceasing of review of the application, return of the application and closure of the matter). Lastly, the City cannot guarantee when the application will be scheduled for any public hearings that may be required in connection with the application (and the City may, as a direct result of the COVID-19 Emergency, be required to schedule such public hearings beyond time periods provided by law).

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Planning and Zoning Application Process

Pre-Application Meeting

In order to apply for any development-related application requiring a development order, a mandatory Pre-Application meeting with staff and the petitioner is required. 

To schedule this meeting, send an email with the project narrative/scope to the Office Manager (aprice@myboca.us) and include the names of those representatives who will be in attendance. At the meeting, a checklist will be furnished to the petitioner, signed by a designated staff person and will be required for Planning Advisory Review submittal.

Online Application Submittal

All applications must be submitted online. If you are unable to submit your application online, you may schedule an appointment to have a staff member assist you in person at City Hall, Room 220. To schedule such an appointment contact Amy Price at aprice@myboca.us or 561-393-7789.

The deadline for application submittal is every Monday by noon.

Required submittal documents must include: Application form, legal documents, and pertinent plans.

At this time, all payment should be mailed or hand-delivered.

Staff will review for completeness and will contact the petitioner via email whether the petition is sufficient or if more information is required. The deadline to deem the application complete is every Tuesday by noon. Incomplete applications will be processed upon receipt of all required outstanding documents. The submittal will not be routed for plan review until the application is deemed complete.

All plans and documents require specific naming conventions.

Submit Online Planning and Zoning Application                               

The following forms are made available to be completed and uploaded along with your online application

Application Checklists

Forms

Fees

Community Appearance Board and Builders Board of Adjustments Applications and inquiries are to be submitted to the Zoning Office located at 200 NW 2nd Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33432. For more information visit the Zoning page. 

Alcohol License Applications and Shared Parking Study Review Applications are to be submitted to City Hall, Development Services, Room 220.