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Pre-Application Meetings
Pre-Application Meetings

It is our goal to help your project proceed as smoothly as possible and for you and your team to have a pleasant experience developing in Pasco County. To accomplish this, a Pre-Application Meeting is mandatory prior to the submission and acceptance of any site or development application for the following:  Zoning Amendment, Conditional Use, Special Exception, Preliminary Site Plans (PSP's), Preliminary Development Plans (PDP's) or Operating Permits.  The pre-application consultation is optional prior to submission or a development approval application that is not listed above (Land Development Code Section 303.5); however, it is our goal to help your project proceed as smoothly as possible, and for you and your team to have a pleasant experience developing in Pasco County.  To accomplish this, a Pre-Application Meeting is strongly encouraged. 


Pre-Application meetings are held each Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning and are approximately forty-five minutes to one hour long.  If additional time is needed, please note this on the request.  To be scheduled, a 
Meeting Request Form and any applicable documents must be submitted to the Zoning and Site Development Department (ZSD). At the time of your request, you will be given the next available appointment time. The Pre-Application meeting will be scheduled in one-hour increments. If additional time is needed, please note this on the request. Meeting times are assigned in the order requests are received.

If no site development, or zoning applicationis submitted for your project within six-months, or if engineers/attorneys/owners are changed, a new Pre-Application meeting will be required.

Please note that for Developments of Regional Impact Applications for Development Approval and related applications such as Notices of Proposed Change, all pre-application meetings are scheduled through the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council; however, a pre-
application meeting prior to such pre-application meeting may be scheduled with the Planning and Growth Management County staff.

Site and Development Applications may be submitted to Pasco County at a Content Submittal meeting.  Call the Zoning and Site Development Department at (727) 847-8142 to schedule this meeting.

What to Expect at your Pre-Application Meeting

A Site Review Team (SRT) will be assigned to your application and will attend your Pre-Application meeting. This team will be your main point of contact throughout your project.

Any person associated with a development proposal need to attend the meeting (property owner, business owner/manager, design professionals, etc.). In addition to the Site Review Team, representatives of the Utilities and Emergency Services Departments will be available to attend the meeting. Other Pasco staff members may attend if needed.

At the meeting, you will be provided with a variety of general information regarding Pasco County’s application requirements and processes, contact information, applicable codes, applications, and current fees. When possible, County staff will provide information unique to your property or proposal and will be available to answer questions.

Minutes of the meeting will be provided for after the meeting to attending applicants. In certain instances, staff may request more information be submitted or feel the need to check current regulations and meet with you again.

Staff cannot predict the outcome of any development permit application. A favorable response from staff does not obligate any decision-making body to a desired outcome. Staff will provide the best advice available given existing regulations and information submitted.

Site Development and/or Building Permit applications may be submitted to Pasco County anytime after your Pre-Application meeting, but no later than six months.