Preparing the Proposed Amendment Package

Prepare the proposed amendment package to include the following:

  1. All proposed text in a strike-through/underline format (or similar easily identifiable format)
  2. Staff, local planning agency and local governing body recommendations
  3. Support documents or summaries of the support documents on which the recommendations regarding the proposed plan amendment(s) are based
  4. For future land use map amendments, color maps depicting:
    1. The proposed future land use designation of the subject property
    2. The boundary of the subject property and its location in relation to the surrounding street and thoroughfare network
    3. The present future land use map designations of the subject properties and abutting properties
  5. An existing land use map depicting:
    1. The existing land use(s) of the subject property and abutting properties
    2. The size of the subject property in acres or fractions thereof
  6. A description of availability of and the demand on sanitary sewer, solid waste, drainage, potable water and water supply, traffic circulation, schools (if local government has adopted school concurrency), and recreation, as appropriate
  7. Information regarding the consistency of the proposed land use amendments with the future land use element goals, objectives and policies, and those of other affected elements
  8. If a local government relies on original data, or data and analysis from a previous amendment, a reference to the specific portions of the previously submitted data and analysis on which the local government relies to support the amendment
  9. If previous data and analysis is no longer the best available existing data or no longer supports the plan, copies of updated and reanalyzed data and analysis to support the proposed amendment
  10. A submittal cover letter transmitting the proposed amendment that includes the following:
    1. A statement indicating the amendment is related to:
      1. An area of critical state concern designated pursuant to Section 380.05, Florida Statutes
      2. A rural land stewardship area pursuant to Section 163.3248, Florida Statutes
      3. A sector plan pursuant to Section 163.3245, Florida Statutes
      4. An update a comprehensive plan based on an evaluation and appraisal report pursuant to Section 163.3191, Florida Statutes
      5. Propose a development pursuant to Section 380.06, Florida Statutes, or,
      6. A new plan for a newly incorporated municipality adopted pursuant to Section 163.3167, Florida Statutes
    2. The date(s) the local planning agency and the commission held public hearings
    3. A statement certifying that the proposed amendment(s) have been submitted to the appropriate agencies identified above. Certification means that the letter must state that a copy of a complete amendment package including supporting data and analysis has been mailed to these agencies and the date it was mailed
    4. A summary of the plan amendment(s) including that the amendment is being submitted under the state coordinated review process
    5. The month the local government anticipates the amendment will be adopted
    6. The name, title, address, telephone, fax number, and e-mail of the local contact person

Submitting the Amendment Package

Submit the amendment package as follows:

  1. Using Department’s electronic amendment submittal portal “Comprehensive Plan and Amendment Upload” or One paper copy and two electronic copies in Portable Document Format (PDF) on a CD ROM to:
    • The State Land Planning Agency
  2. One copy to the following (for addresses, see Agency Contacts):
    • The appropriate Regional Planning Council
    • The appropriate Water Management District
    • The appropriate county (municipal amendments only)
    • The Department of Transportation
    • The Department of Environmental Protection
    • The Department of State
    • The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (county plan amendments only)
    • The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (county plan amendments only)
    • The Department of Education (amendments relating to public schools)
  3. One copy, if the local government is in the list below*, to the appropriate military installation(s) (for addresses, see Military Installation Contacts)
  4. One copy to any other local government or governmental agency that has filed a written request for a copy

* Local Governments That Must Send Comprehensive Plan Amendments and Land Development Regulation Changes to Military Installations

Statutory Reference

  • Section 163.3184(4), Florida Statutes
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