Community Development


The City of Apopka Community Development Department is announcing a change to the hours of operation for the Permitting Counter to allow staff time to complete end-of-the-day tasks and to prepare for the following work day. Beginning on Monday, June 4, 2012, the permitting counter hours of operation are changing as follows: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 


Welcome to the City of Apopka Community Development Department! The Department is comprised of three Divisions:

- Building Division
- Engineering Division
- Planning and Zoning Division

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 long-range strategic and land use planning, site and building plan review, construction permitting and inspection, economic development and annexation programs. 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.

The Community Development Depatment is responsible for the planning functions of the City. The Division 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.