Development Services

The Development Services Department facilitates a variety of programs that promote the responsible development of the city and a safe, livable environment for all of its citizens. Organized into four primary functions, the Department’s primary roles include Planning and Zoning, Land Development and Building Plan Review, Permitting and Licensing, Building Inspections, and the Community Redevelopment Agency.

In addition to numerous agencies, organizations, and the general public, the Department partners with several citizen advisory boards to implement its various programs. The Department provides organizational and technical support to the Planning Commission, Board of Adjustments, Code Compliance Magistrate, Building Technical Review Board, and several Neighborhood Citizen Advisory Committees and Task Forces.

COVID-19 Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our application and plan review processes have been delayed.  We will continue to work as quickly as possible to grant approvals. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Fair Housing

The City of Haines City is a Fair Housing Advocate. If you feel you have been discriminated against, you may file a housing discrimination complaint at 1-800-669-9777 (Toll-Free) or 1-800-927-9275 (TTY) or locally Richard Greenwood, Development Services Director, at (863) 421-3600 or by email at

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