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Planning and Zoning

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Bill Royce, Director
1700 NW 9th Avenue, Suite A
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Phone:  (863) 763-5548 x 3073
Fax: (863) 763-5276

In accordance with the official recommendations for combating COVID-19/Coronavirus, the Community Development Department will be adjusting operating procedures effective March 26, 2020.

Mission Statement

The Planning and Zoning Department provides current and long range planning, zoning, mapping, addressing and flood plain management functions for Okeechobee County.


Now available on-line!

  • Zoning

  • Future Land Use

  • Special Flood Hazard Areas



Link to Code of Ordinances of Okeechobee County, Florida

Including Part II, Land Development Regulations



Jenna Durham
Administrative Secretary
Phone:  (863) 763-5548 x 3073

Jennifer Busbin
Phone:  (863) 763-5548 x 3074 

Ty Hancock
Phone: (863) 763-5548 x 3075 

Faye Huffman
Planning Technician
Phone: (863) 763-5548 x 3042 


For general inquiries, please contact us at


Applications and Informational Documents:

Uniform Land Use Application

Installation of a Used Residential Dwelling Unit Supplemental Application

Application for Pre-Tie Down Inspection

Planning Board Application Deadlines and Hearing Dates 2020

Site Plan Review Application 

Site Plan Review Meetings and Deadlines, January 2020 - June 2020

Community Development Schedule of Fees

Abandonment of County Right- of- Way Application

Deminimus Development Application

Temporary Use Permit Application

Business Tax Receipt (Occupational License Application)*

Affidavit of Compliance Regarding Home Business

*To renew your Business Tax Receipt, please contact the Okeechobee County Tax Collector's Office at (863) 763-3421.

Comprehensive Plan

Okeechobee County Comprehensive Plan, June 9, 2016

Okeechobee County Future Land Use Map, March 22, 2018, 24x36

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