Summary of Services

The Planning Department provides leadership to facilitate high-quality growth and development in Tallahassee and Leon County. The department has five divisions: Administration, Research & Graphics, Administrative Support, Land Use Planning, and Comprehensive Planning & Urban Design.

  • The Administration division provides accurate information, creative and practical planning recommendations, and expertise in long-range land use, environmental, and transportation planning.
  • Administrative Support provides support services for the department, including additional resources in understaffed areas, and coordinates work responsibilities within the Planning Division.
  • Land Use Planning reviews rezoning applications, planned unit developments, developments of regional impact, and other large-scale developments.
  • Comprehensive Planning & Urban Design promotes the Tallahassee-Leon County Comprehensive Plan implementation, including oversight of plan evaluations, amending the plan, and coordinating long-range transportation, environmental, and special planning projects and issues.


In FY23, Planning will continue to provide outstanding services to the community.


The City of Tallahassee and Leon County Government created the joint Department of Planning, Land Management, and Community Enhancement – PLACE – to better integrate the implementation, administration, and executive oversight of planning, the Office of Economic Vitality, economic development programs, and Blueprint infrastructure projects. This arrangement has successfully delivered services and will continue performing at a high level over the next four years.

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