Building & Zoning

About the Department
Welcome to the City of Palatka Building and Zoning Department. For your convenience, we have all of our forms available online, as well as the Comprehensive PlanZoning Map and Municipal Code. If you are unable to find what you need please feel free to contact Building and Zoning staff. This department is responsible for permitting and inspections, planning and development, zoning, business tax receipts, special events, and facility rentals.  This department also staffs the Planning Board and Historic Preservation Board.  Click here to view agenda packets and minutes.
  
Building Division
The Building Division, which includes permitting and inspections and contractor registration, is responsible for making sure that all new or improved structures meet state building codes and local ordinance requirements. 

Work is divided into three major activities: permit processing, plans examination, and construction inspection. Plans are examined to ensure all construction meets the requirements of codes, regulations, and other ordinances. Field inspections are conducted to assure all new improvements are being constructed in accordance with approved plans and all applicable construction codes.  
  
Planning Division
The Planning Division is responsible for both long range and short range planning functions. Planning maintains and updates the city’s Comprehensive Plan and the Land Development Regulations.

All development plans are reviewed to assure conformity with these two guiding documents. Applications submitted to the Planning Board for consideration include, but are not limited to:
  • Annexations
  • Future Land Use amendments
  • Plat plans
  • Subdivision review
  • Zoning changes
Variance applications for Zoning Board approval and Certificate of Appropriateness for Historic Board approval are also brought under consideration.

Business Tax Receipts Division
Business Tax Receipts Division processes applications, schedules required new business inspections, and collects fees due. All businesses located within the City of Palatka are required to obtain a Business Tax Receipt which must be renewed annually.

Please contact the division at 386-329-0103 if you are a new business needing a license for the first time, to learn about license fees and to obtain a copy of the application, or to schedule inspections for building and fire safety.