The Planning Division is responsible for short-term planning, long-term planning, transportation planning, and addressing. Short-term planning includes the review of all types of development projects as well as the routine processing of construction permit applications, applications for various types of compliance letters, and providing information to the public on zoning and Land Development Code matters.
Long-range planning includes periodic amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Code and transportation planning. Transportation planning includes participation on various committees of the regional Transportation Planning Organization, monitoring traffic concurrency as well as the progress and effectiveness of the Multimodal Transportation District. The Planning Division also provides staff support for the Board of Adjustment, Local Planning Agency, Harbor and Waterways Board, Harbor CRA, Town Center CRA, and the Destin City Council.