Planning Division

The Planning Division is responsible for preparing the 2030 Comprehensive Plan Elements & Maps, the City's blueprint for future development, administration of the Land Development Code including zoning, site plans, and subdivision regulations.

Staff provides administrative services for the Jacksonville Beach Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment and oversees redevelopment activities within Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) tax-increment districts. 

For additional information, call the Planning & Development Division at (904) 247-6231 or Contact Us.

Zoning Information

The Planning Division is responsible for the administration of the zoning regulations for the City, the Jacksonville Beach Land Development Code (LDC). Staff provides both technical and professional assistance to the public and to other City departments relative to a range of zoning and development issues.

Services and assistance provided include:

Floodplain Management and Flood Zone Information

The Planning Division responsibilities related to Floodplain Management consist primarily of providing assistance to customers in meeting the regulations of the Land Development Code and the National Flood Insurance Program. This office is also responsible for the maintaining the City's certification with the Community Rating System (CRS) program of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). CRS is a voluntary program which, based on various activities performed, determines a flood insurance premium discount from 5 percent to 40 percent, for those property owners in Jacksonville Beach who are required to carry supplemental flood insurance.

The following information may be obtained from this office:

  • Copies of Elevation Certificates*
  • Flood Map Determinations*/sites/default/files/documents/Plan_Dev/Coastal_Resiliency/flood_information_flyer.pdf
  • Copies of Flood Insurance Rate Maps
  • Requirements for Construction in a Special Flood Hazard Area (Ref. LDC)
  • Substantial Damage Determinations
  • Flood Map Information and Flood Protection Assistance

*Please allow 7-10 business days to review your request for information.

Land Development Code

The Land Development Code (LDC) was adopted to implement the City's Comprehensive Plan. The purpose of the LDC is to establish comprehensive and consistent standards, definitions, and review procedures to enforce and regulate the development of land in the City of Jacksonville Beach. The LDC contains information about definitions, site development standards (parking and loading, signage, site clearing and landscaping, etc.), supplemental standards (fences, home occupations, outdoor restaurants and bars, etc.), and zoning districts regulations, etc.  Free, online access to up-to-date local ordinances adopted by the City of Jacksonville Beach is hosted by the Municode Library.

Additional Resources

Duval County Property Search (Note: Zoning Codes listed on this website are prefaced by the letter “J”; i.e. JC-1 = C-1)

City of Jacksonville Beach Zoning PDF Map - Zoom in on the file to read details on the map.