Planning and Zoning Department
The Planning and Zoning Department provides various services related to the physical development of the City. There are four divisions within the department - Planning, Development Compliance and Zoning, GIS and Administration.
The Planning Division guides growth and development to protect the quality of life within the City of Palm Beach Gardens. It ensures uniform enforcement of City codes and regulations which provide guidance and assistance to the public, the development community, and other governmental agencies regarding requirements of the City's adopted plans, development codes, and land use regulations.
The Development Compliance and Zoning staff is charged with monitoring all development for compliance with the City’s Land Development Regulations (LDRs), Chapter 78 in the Code of Ordinances, and Development Orders for Planned Unit Developments and Planned Community Developments. Forestry provides a wide range of services to the residents of Palm Beach Gardens. Environmental and natural areas, development, landscaping, and wildlife are all important items that distinguish the City from usual urban settings.
The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division supports City activities relating to mapping and geographic data. Enterprise GIS organizes the collective system into one comprehensive data resource in order to distribute the information to staff and citizens in a user-friendly interface on the website.