Development and Planning


The Department of Development and Planning is responsible for providing information to citizens, developers, and elected and appointed officials on planning and land development issues facing the City. This includes assistance in the formulation and administration of plans, regulations, programs, and budgets for Capital Improvement Projects. The Department provides the City with professional expertise in the areas of:

  • Coastal Management
  • Conservation
  • Environmental Protection
  • Growth Management
  • Historic Preservation
  • Housing
  • Intergovernmental Coordination
  • Land Use
  • Redevelopment
  • Transportation
  • Urban Design
  • Utility Planning

The Department assists the public with information related to annexations, current and future land use designations, and the procedures involved with changing these.


We also provide information on the Comprehensive Plan and the Unified Land Development Code, and the process involved when developing or redeveloping within Lynn Haven. The Department assists the City in maintaining its Comprehensive Plan and Unified Land Development Code in a manner that responds to community values.