Division of Planning and Urban Design

You can now submit applications virtually! Please email Planningdivision@hollywoodfl.org!


Planning oversees several of the processes involving new and existing development and redevelopment within the City. Planning strives to provide the highest level of customer service and convenience through the coordination of the development review process.


Planning is committed to ensuring all new construction projects or new businesses within the City of Hollywood have a positive impact on the quality of life, of our residents, businesses and visitors.

This is achieved by Planning's primary responsibility of administering the City's Zoning and Land Development Code. The Zoning and Land Development Code outlines specific requirements regarding permitted uses, building setbacks, use separations, density, height, and location as well as parking, landscaping, signage, and more.


Services provided by Planning include:

  • Administering and maintaining the Zoning and Land Development Code
  • Administering the development review process
  • Comprehensive planning
  • Design review
  • Historic preservation
  • Making use determinations for a particular use at a specified property
  • Review and processing of Certificates of Use for new business locating to or existing businesses relocating in the city
  • Review of building permits for compliance with the Zoning and Land Development Code
  • Site Plan Review
  • Verifying permitted uses and zoning information for properties within the city

Boards and Committees


If an applicant believes they are entitled to expedited processing of an application for a building permit or development order, the applicant shall advise the City upon submission of the application of the statutory basis entitling it to expedited processing. The City shall give applications for building permits or development orders that are entitled to expedited processing first priority, and applicants may expect that such applications will be reviewed and processed on an expedited basis.