Planning & Development

About the Department

The Planning and Development Department strives to set the highest possible standards and expectations for our customers and residents while implementing the various codes of the city.

Planning & Zoning

Planning and Zoning reviews new and renovation projects as well as rezonings, conditional uses, variances, site plans, and subdivision applications. Plans are reviewed for completeness and compliance with the Land Development Code and Comprehensive Plan.
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Building & Fire Prevention Construction Services

Building and Fire Prevention Construction Services is tasked with oversight of all new construction projects, additions, and alterations of existing structures; fire life safety and fire protective systems; plan review; inspections; and final acceptance. These services are accomplished through enforcement of the provisions of the Florida Building Code, the Florida Fire Prevention Code, and the City of Mount Dora Code of Ordinance.

Community Redevelopment

Community Redevelopment is tasked with improving the city’s public grounds and infrastructures, such as parking, road rights of way, and parks. These improvements are intended to encourage investment into private properties and increase business activity.

Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation protects the buildings of Mount Dora that provide a tangible record of the history and development of the community. Decisions regarding alterations to historic buildings are based on the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings and the Mount Dora Historic Preservation Guidelines.