Development Review

For more information or copies of proposed documents, please contact the Planning Division at 850-833-9697 or Email Planning Division.

Pre-Application & General Meetings

To schedule a pre-application meeting, please contact the Planning and Zoning Division at 850-833-9598 or Email Planning Division.

All pre-application meetings are held at:
City Hall Annex Training Room
105 Miracle Strip Parkway SW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Pre-application meetings can be scheduled on the following days and times:

Development Review Process

Step 1. Owner/Developer/Contractor wishes to make site/building improvements.

Step 2. Choose 1 of the following 3 routes:

  1. Building Permit Only
    • Includes:
      • Change of Use
      • SF Residential
      • Interior/Remodel Only
      • Façade/Exterior Only
      • Landscaping/Parking Lot Only
    • Staff Review
    • Review Time - 3 to 10 days
  2. Expedited Development
    • Includes:
      • New Commercial
      • Comm. Addition
      • Minor Plat
      • New MF Residential
      • Multi-family Addition
      • Redevelopment
    • Staff Review
    • Review Time - 20 days
  3. Major Development
    • Includes:
      • Rezoning
      • FLU Map Amendment
      • Planned Development
      • New Subdivision
      • Tall Structures
    • Requires City Council Approval
    • Review Time - 8 to 12 weeks