Until further notice, Neighborhood Development Services Planning Division would like to request that developers not submit paper copies of plan submittals.  Submittals can be made via email using the email and a check for the payment of fees can be mailed to the address below.

If the plans submittal file is too large to send via email, a thumb drive and check can be sent to: 

City of North Port

Neighborhood Development Services

Planning Division

4970 City Hall Boulevard

North Port, FL 34286

To read over the Neighborhood Development Services Year End Development Activity Report for 2018,

Click Here


Planning & Zoning Division

Planning Services
The planning function is divided primarily under two headers:

Tactical Planning is concerned with review and permitting of proposed commercial and residential development within the regulatory framework of the City of North Port Land Development Code and zoning regulations.

Strategic Planning
is concerned with the updating and maintenance of the North Port Comprehensive Plan and Unified Land Development Code. This includes reviews of regional development proposals; developing master plans; and analyzing other long-range planning issues such as demographics, housing, transportation, and environmental issues.

To learn more about Planning Division's role in Neighborhood Development Services, please take a look at this Power Point.

Planning 2019 Year End Report

To see what current development is taking place in North Port, click here.


Citizen input is essential in planning for the community's future. The division works with local associations, and citizens and advisory board members on a regular basis. Planning staff also acts as liaison to various regional planning authorities.

For public meetings of our Planning and Zoning Advisory Board, a complete schedule can be found here.

For public meetings of our Zoning Board of Appeals, a complete schedule can be found here.


For some more information about North Port, here are a few handouts we have created on a few topics in the city.

For Contact Information for each of the Neighborhood Development Services' Divisions, click here for a foldable handout.

For information about the city's Activity Centers, click here.

For information about local wildlife and springs, click here.

For some questions related to hosting events, running a home business, or owning animals in the city, click here.

For more information related to parking in Residential Areas, this is an extra large guide, click here.


The Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization includes North Port and 10 other Jurisdictions spread over the two counties and makes decisions about long-term transportation planning and coordination between all the communities in the area.  Part of making these plans is asking the people of our communities for their current concerns and future hopes for transportation in the area, and the MPO is looking for your input on the best way to get your participation! 

To view the latest plan and see contact information for sending emails, making calls, or coming to a public meeting follow this link: Sarasota/Manatee MPO.


The City of North Port’s Neighborhood Development Services - Planning Division will be making changes to the City’s Unified Land Development Code (ULDC) and would like public input throughout the process.

updated uldc

For more information on updating the ULDC, check the dedicated page on the Planning Division website.