Community Development

 Welcome to the City of Apopka Community Development Department! The department is comprised of three divisions:
  • Building Division
  • Engineering Division
  • Planning and Zoning Division

Duties & Responsibilities


The Community Development Department strives to set the highest standards and expectations for customer and resident satisfaction in the implementation and administration of various city, state, and federal codes and regulations.

The Community Development Department is responsible for managing a wide range of services related to the physical development of the City of Apopka, including:
  • Annexation programs
  • Construction permitting and inspection
  • Economic development
  • Long-range strategic and land use planning
  • Site and building plan review
The Department also provides staff support for the Planning Commission, the Community Redevelopment Agency, and the Redevelopment Advisory Board, as well as professional and technical services to other internal Departments.

Planning Functions
The Community Development Department is responsible for the planning functions of the City. The department prepares, updates, and enforces the Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Code, and Development Design Guidelines.

These documents provide vision and guidance for the future development of Apopka so that the City's quality of life can be maintained and enhanced.