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BMSD Zoning

Zoning Permits

In the Broward Municipal Services District (BMSD) and other unincorporated areas in Broward County, we issue zoning permits for the following:

  • Commercial and Residential Landscaping
  • Signage
    • Monument Signs
    • Wall Signs
  • Special/Outdoor Events
    • Carnival
    • Concert
    • Festival

Current Zoning Ordinances & Maps

BMSD Zoning Ordinances

BMSD Zoning Maps

  • Broward County GIS maintains a variety of interactive and printable maps for use. Please check back periodically for updates as many of these are updated on a recurring basis
  • Landuse and Zoning (interactive) - look up parcels by folio, name, or address
  • Zoning (download/print) - updated PDF identifying zoning areas by color​​​​​

Certificates of Use

Any new tenant or change of occupancy in a commercial or industrial property as well as any permitted residential facility must have a Certificate of Use to certify the use is permitted and does not violate any requirements of the Florida Building CodeBroward County Zoning Code or the Fire Marshal’s Office.

Residential Home Certificates of Use are permitted if the office is not more than 10 percent of the dwelling unit, no merchandise is stored and the office has no customers or other employees.​​​​​​

Certificate of Use FAQs


Have a general question about Zoning?

Check first the Certificate of Use (CU) FAQs. If your question is not answered here, then send an email to the Broward County Zoning Official or call ​
954-357-9785 or 954-357-6618, during business hours, which are Monday thru Friday, 8:30am - 3:30pm. We are closed on major holidays. When contacting us, be sure to include your block and lot information​ in both the email and telephone message. ​​​​​​​​