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Planning Department

About the Department

Welcome to the City of Palatka Planning Department.  The purpose of Planning is to establish and enforce development criteria such as setbacks, building heights, landscaping, and signs, to assure that the City of Palatka zoning regulations are followed.  The Planning Department 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. 

For your convenience, we have all of our forms available online, as well as the Comprehensive Plan, GIS Reference Map  and Municipal Code.. 

Permit Process

Beginning October 2018, All permit applications must begin at Putnam County Building & Zoning Department or submitted online at: Putnam County Building & Zoning Department .  Putnam County Building & Zoning Department will route the application to the City of Palatka.  The City reviews building permit applications for consistency with City zoning code.  During the review process, The City may contact you for additional paperwork and application fees.  Once the City has reviewed the permit, all staff comments will be routed back to Putnam County.  

Business Tax Receipts

Congratulations on opening or growing your business in the City of Palatka!  The Local Business Tax takes the place of what used to be known as an occupational license. It's an annual fee that gives you a Local Business Tax Receipt which is good from October 1 to September 30th of each year.  Renewals are sent out in July of each year.  Payment is due by September 30th.

 For more information about starting a business in Palatka and Business Tax Receipts, please visit  About Business Tax Receipts

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Contact Us

  1. City of Palatka
    201 N 2nd Street
    Palatka, FL 32177
    Phone: 386-329-0100
    Fax: 386-329-0106
  1. Notices:

    Public Records Custodian Information per Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, the office of the City Clerk serves as the custodian of public records for the City of Palatka, where official records are routinely generated, transmitted, received, and maintained. The following information provides details about the location and contact information for record requests:  Address: 201 N. 2nd Street, Palatka, FL 32177 Phone: (386)329-0100 Email the City Attorney at . For inquiries related to Police Department Records, please contact: Palatka Police Department, 110 N. 11th Street, Palatka, FL 32177 (386)  329-0115  or

    Florida Public Records - Email Address Disclosure. Please be aware that, Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records.  If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity.  Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

    City of Palatka Fair Housing Advocate. The City of Palatka is committed to fair housing practices. If you believe you have experienced discrimination, you have the option to file a housing discrimination complaint using the following contact information: Toll-Free: (800) 669-9777 TTY: (800) 927-9275 Local Contact: City Manager - (386) 329-0100

    City of Palatka Equal Employment Opportunity Advocate. The City of Palatka promotes equal employment opportunities and discourages discrimination. If you have questions or concerns about equal employment opportunities or suspect discrimination, please reach out to the City's Human Resource Department at Phone:(386) 329-0100

    City of Palatka Section 504/ADA Compliance Advocate

    The City of Palatka is committed to compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you believe you have encountered discrimination in this regard, please contact the City's Human Resource Department by email Phone: (386) 329-0100

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