Planning Department

MapLakeland’s continuous planning process provides guidance for a rational response to growth and change. It helps the city to determine where to focus priorities to address the community’s most pressing challenges.

The Planning Department oversees the approval process for several types of zoning, subdivisions, variances, and designs. In conjunction with other city departments, it oversees long-term planning and provides recommendations to various city boards and committees involved with the development process.


Lakeland’s Small Area Plan (approved)

Commercial Sites available.

City Permits

City Permits page

Land Disturbance Permit Form (PDF)

Planned Development Application Form (PDF)

Retaining Wall Permit Form (PDF)

Site Plan Application Form (PDF)

Subdivision Application Form (PDF)

Amendment to Zoning Map or Zoning Ordinance Form (PDF)

Planning Department

Find contact information for the Planning Department by accessing the Staff Directory.

Engineering Department

Take a look at the Engineering Department page.