How to file a Comprehensive Plan Amendment
The Leon County Board of County Commissioners and the Tallahassee City Commission will accept requests for amendments to the Tallahassee-Leon County Comprehensive Plan through September 27, 2013. To request a map amendment, you must be the owner of the subject property or a legally authorized agent of the owner. A $300 non-refundable filing fee and completed application form is required. To request a text amendment to the Plan you must submit a completed application. There is no filing fee for text amendments. However, based on direction provided by both the City Commission and Board of County Commissioners at a joint meeting on October 28, 2008, all citizen-initiated text amendments must be approved by either the City or County commission prior to incorporation into the plan amendment cycle and full staff analysis. A minimum of two City commissioners or three County commissioners must approve the proposed amendment in order for the Planning Department to move forward with processing the amendment. Staff will coordinate seeking this direction from the Commissions.
Pre-Application Deadline: September 13, 2013
Prior to submitting a Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map Amendment or a Text Amendment Application, you must schedule and attend a mandatory pre-application conference with staff of the Comprehensive Planning Division (850) 891-6400 .The deadline for completing this meeting is 10 workdays prior to the application period deadline date. An application may not be submitted without a completed pre-application conference form.
Application Deadline: September 27, 2013 (5:00 P.M.)
Applications received after the deadline will be scheduled for the next available amendment cycle. An application must be complete and sufficient in analysis upon submittal to the Department. Incomplete or insufficient documented applications will be returned to the applicant. The department has 10 workdays to determine if the application is complete and sufficient. If you have any questions regarding the Tallahassee-Leon County Comprehensive Plan amendment process, please call the Planning Department at (850) 891-6400.
The Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map Amendment Application Package below includes information on the amendment process, preparing a complete application, the application form, and copies of forms need for several of the required attachments to the your application.
Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map Amendment Application Package
Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment Application