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Planning and Development Services

Long-Range Planning

This office is primarily responsible for preparation, coordination and implementation of the Volusia County Comprehensive Plan. The plan provides guidance for the physical growth of the county through the development of sound plans, programs and policies.

Current Planning

The Planning and Development Services Director is responsible for administering the Volusia County Zoning Ordinance and related land use regulations. The Current Planning staff provides responses to the general public, land development professionals and realtors inquiring about permitted land uses and development standards.

Land Acquisition

Land Acquisition assists the Volusia Forever Program with the acquisition of approved projects. Land Acquisition staff also identifies, coordinates and applies for local, regional, state and federal land acquisition grants as a match for the Volusia Forever Program.

Land Development

This office is responsible for coordinating all technical reviews for commercial sites, subdivisions, stormwater management, tree removal, flood hazard, wetland alteration, subdivision exemptions, and right-of-way use permit applications, as well as other applications involving development review, under the Land Development Code of Volusia County.

Planning and Land Development Regulation Commission

The PLDRC is a nine-member advisory board. Seven members are appointed by the County Council for a two-year term, and two members are ex-officio nonvoting members.  Five of the voting members must live in unincorporated parts of the county. This advisory board is quasi-judicial and has final action on variances it recommends to County Council on special exceptions, rezonings and changes to various ordinances.

Smart Growth Initiative

Volusia Council of Governments (VCOG) Technical Advisory Committee is responsible for the coordination and development of work products for the Smart Growth Initiative.


Contact us at

Palmer M. Panton 

Briana Peterson
Senior Staff Assistant 

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