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, Neighborhood and Urban Design, Special Projects and Outreach, Land Use, and Comprehensive Planning.

  • The Administration division provides accurate information, creative and practical planning recommendations, and expertise in long-range land use, environmental, and transportation planning.
  • The Neighborhood and Urban Design division prepares urban design studies and placemaking plans, conducts conceptual sit plan assistance, and prepares studies and policy and code updates.
  • The Special Projects and Outreach division prepares special planning and urban design studies, develops public outreach and engagement strategies, and leads interdepartmental planning initiatives for the City and County.
  • Land Use Planning reviews rezoning applications, planned unit developments, developments of regional impact, and other large-scale developments.
  • Comprehensive Planning 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 FY24, Planning will continue to provide outstanding services to the community at their current staffing level. There are no significant changes expected.


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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