Land Development Code Amendments

  1. Amendment Process
  2. How To Get Involved

The County's Ordinance Development Team (ODT) leads the drafting and review of all potential Land Development Code (LDC) Amendments. ODT is comprised of Staff members from Zoning and Intake, Current Planning, Long Range Planning, Code Enforcement and the County Attorney's Office. In addition, ODT members will work with subject matter experts from other County departments, or non-county entities as appropriate.

After any necessary research is completed, potential amendments are drafted by members of ODT. The draft Ordinance is vetted through the larger ODT group and then taken through a stakeholder review process. If a focused stakeholder group is utilized, that group will be part of the drafting process early on. The draft Ordinance will then be taken to the LDC Interested Parties for review and comment. If a focused stakeholder group is not utilized, the draft ordinance will go directly to the LDC Interested Parties.

Once the LDC Interested Parties group has provided comments back to Staff, ODT will discuss any potential revisions prior to the start of the hearing process. Board Workshops may be determined to be necessary at any stage of the production of an Ordinance.

Once a "final" Ordinance has been drafted, it is required to, at minimum, have one (1) LPA public hearing, and two (2) BCC public hearings. These hearings must be noticed at least 10 days in advance of the first scheduled hearing.

Depending upon the scope of the issue at hand, it can take anywhere from a few months to over a year to adopt an LDC amendment from start to finish.

  1. Roberto Becerril

    Assistant Planning and Development Director
    Phone: 727-847-8140

Restated, Reorganized and Amended Land Development Code

Pasco County’s restated, reorganized and amended Land Development Code was effective January 1, 2012. Since that time, the LDC has undergone a series of amendments. Previous versions of the Code can be viewed on the Land Development Code Rewrite webpage.

As the LDC is an on-going work in progress, the County will be making further amendments. These amendments are addressed through tiered priorities as set forth by the Board of County Commissioners (BCC), or through yearly amendment packages that address minor fixes to the Code.

LDC Tier Priorities

Staff is continuously working on LDC amendments to implement the County’s Comprehensive Plan vision and goals. All of these potential amendments are important to meet that vision, and a tiered priority approach is used to ensure that each of these priority items are addressed. On February 24, 2016, the BCC approved a formal Resolution with the updated LDC Tier Priorities (PDF).

LDC Minor Fix Amendments

Some of the proposed LDC amendments brought to the BCC tend to be relatively minor in nature.

Recently Adopted Amendments

 Recently Adopted LDC Amendments:

In Process Amendments

On February 9, 2021, the Board of County Commissioners directed the Planning and Development Department to bring forth a stand-along amendment to the Land Development Code Section 526 C-2 General Commercial District, Subsection 526.3 Conditional Uses, to eliminate multiple family dwellings as a Conditional Use in the district. The subject proposed ordinance is necessary to implement policy direction.

Proposed Ordinance (PDF)

Public Hearings for this item are scheduled as follows:

Local Planning Agency
April 1, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
Hybrid Virtual Public Hearing

Board of County Commissioners
(First Reading)

April 20, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
Hybrid Virtual Public Hearing
Board County Commissioners
(Adoption Hearing)

May 4, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
Hybrid Virtual Public Hearing