Type A Site Plans are now applied for using the online application portal at https://cityprojects.talgov.net and documents are submitted electronically through City Projects. Detailed videos of the applicant's assignments include:
If you have questions, please call (850) 891- 7100.
Although not a requirement, the applicant is encouraged to attend a no-cost Pre-Submittal Review meeting prior to filing the Type A Site Plan application. The Pre-Submittal Review meeting is designed to provide the applicant with information, prior to the preparation of a site plan application. The applicant may schedule a Pre-Submittal Review by submitting a Pre-Submittal application to the Growth Management Department, Land Use and Environmental Services Division by 10:00 a.m. each Thursday.
Type A Site Plans will generally be subject to a one (1) week review cycle. Prior to submitting a Type A Site Plan, you will need to have applied for and received a Land Use Compliance Certificate. Also, a Natural Features Inventory (NFI), required by Chapter 5 of the City of Tallahassee Land Development Code, shall be applied for, unless otherwise exempted by the Growth Management Department. The NFI, if required, must be approved or conditionally approved prior to the acceptance of the site plan application.
The deadline for filing Type A Site Plans is 10:00 a.m. each Thursday. The following information will constitute a complete application:
The Site Plan Review Committee (Committee) meets every (excluding holidays) Thursday morning in the Growth Management Dept. Conference Room to review applications. The Committee is comprised of representatives from the following City departments:
- Growth Management
- Traffic Management
- Utility Support Services
The applicant and/or agent will meet with the Committee. After the meeting, the applicant is provided with a written list of Conditions of Approval which must be addressed before the Type A Site Plan can be approved by the Growth Management Director.
Once the applicant has addressed the Conditions of Approval and incorporates all changes on revised plans, revised site plans should be submitted within ninety (90) days of approval. One ninety (90) day extension for submittal of the revised plans may be granted by the Land Use Administrator, upon written request by the applicant. If the revised plans are not submitted within the time frames specified, the approval shall be deemed null and void. Upon receipt, the Site Plan is reviewed for compliance with Conditions of Approval. Once it is determined all Conditions of Approval have been satisfactorily addressed, the Site Plan is approved by the Growth Management Director or his designee and the applicant is so informed.
The following classes of applications are subject to Type A Site Plan review; however, such approvals are granted by either the Land Use Administrator of the Growth Management Department or an alternate approval authority:
- Applications for Government right-of-way takings.
- Applications for properties which are located within areas which are designated as Historic Preservation Overlay districts.
Applicants desiring approval for one of the above processes should submit an application to the Growth Management Department, Land Use and Environmental Services Division.
The decision of the Growth Management Director becomes final thirty (30) calendar days after it is rendered unless a person who qualifies as a party under Chapter 2 of the City of Tallahassee Land Development Code files a petition for formal proceedings before the Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Commission in accordance with Chapter 2 of the City of Tallahassee Land Development Code and pays the appropriate filing fee. The determination of who qualifies as a party is made by the Planning Commission after a petition for formal proceedings is filed. The petition for formal proceedings must be filed within thirty (30) calendar days after the decision sought to be appealed is rendered. Notices to the Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Department should be delivered to City Hall, 4th Floor, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. Notices to the Planning Commission Attorney should be delivered to Chris Bentley, 2548 Blair Stone Pines Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. Failure to file the petition within the time specified herein will result in a waiver of the right to formal proceedings. The Planning Commission Clerk will dismiss any late filed petition.
You are hereby notified that in accordance with Section 286.0105, Florida Statues, should you decide to appeal any decision made by the Director or take exception to any findings of fact with respect to any matter considered at the meeting referred to above, you may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the meeting is made. Such a record shall include evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Under the Florida Land Use and Environmental Dispute Resolution Act, any owner who believes a development order issued by the City is unreasonable or unfairly burdens the use of the owner's land may file a request for relief pursuant to the City Commission Policy No. 414CP for Special Master Proceedings. Before an owner may seek relief under the Act, any appellate proceedings available under Chapter 2 of the City of Tallahassee Land Development Code must be exhausted. A request for relief under the Act must be filed within 30 days after conclusion of the appellate proceedings or the expiration of 4 months. A PDF copy of City Commission Policy No. 414 is available on Talgov.com or you may contact the Growth Management Office.