Development & Growth Management

Revised City of Tampa Flood Ordinance

Revised Flood Mitigation Ordinance

Major Events Centralized Permitting Guide

Major Events Centralized Permitting Guide

Alcohol and beverage, banners, pyrotechnics, food trucks, street closures and more. Major Events Centralized Permitting Guide

Fast Pass Program

Fast Pass Program

The Fast Pass Program allows for same day review of projects which do not require review or participation from any other City division, department, or outside agency. Virtual Same Day Plan Review

Homeowners Night

Homeowners Night

Join us for extended hours on the third Thursday of each month and meet with staff from multiple divisions to discuss or start permitting your residential project. Homeowners Night

Private Provider Program

Private Provider Program

Under this enhanced program, the owner of a property may opt to use the program for any new construction or alteration project. Private Provider Program

COVID-19 Updates


The City of Tampa Development Services team is operational and ready to serve. View the 'Frequently Asked Questions’ for more details.

All construction and development projects (public, private, institutional, residential, and commercial) for new buildings or renovations are deemed essential infrastructure and are authorized to continue subject to certain safety precautions and new operating procedures outlined below.

You can reach our team Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm at 813-274-3100 or by e-mail.

You can find a staff directory here Contacts Email Listing.

Please check this site frequently as we are updating our guidance daily.

Mayor Castor's Development Services Advisory Team

Check out updates to our progress

October 22, 2020
City Council Growth Management Workshop

On October 22, the City Planning Department responded to several City Council motions related to growth management. View a copy of the Growth management workshop presentation. Also, the full City Council growth management workshop can be viewed via this link:

Vidaris Report

A professional services engagement to guide implementation and additional assessment of the Mayor's Advisory Report recommendations (October 2019 - February 2020)

Planning Grant
Public Comment Requested

The City of Tampa Development and Growth Management Department is seeking public comment on a proposed application for a planning grant to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to evaluate current land use policies and regulations affecting development within the City of Tampa’s Hurricane A and B Evacuation Zones.
Learn more about the proposed City of Tampa CBDG-MIT Planning Grant and submit your comments.


The City of Tampa Department of Development and Growth Management's overall department function is to ensure safe and affordable housing and commercial structures that are compatible and compliant with applicable codes and ordinances.

The department is comprised of the following divisions:

Helpful Links

Updated: 04/12/2021