Community Development

Olivia Minshew, DirectorThe goal of the Wauchula Planning and Zoning Department is to be your primary source of information for all matters related to Wauchula's development process including the minimum standard for buildings, lot sizes, setbacks, and landscaping. We will also guide you through the process of applying for variances, special exceptions, re-zonings and annexations. Typical Planning and Zoning Department operations include:   

  • Building Permit Sign-Offs
  • Variances, Special Exceptions
  • Historic Preservation, Certificates of Appropriateness
  • Rezoning, Future Land Use Map Amendments
  • Annexations
  • Sign Permits

Kyle Long, Community Development CoordinatorThe City of Wauchula has adopted a Land Development Code that encourages orderly growth and the Planning & Zoning Department takes pride in being "developer friendly". Our mission is to courteously provide both homeowner and developer with the information and guidance needed to accomplish their building goals.

Your questions, comments and suggestions for ways to improve our service are welcome.






Staff Contacts

Name Title
Olivia Minshew Director
Kyle Long Community Development Coordinator