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Urban Planning News

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How to participate in Commission Meetings online.


What We Do

Providing planning services that promote a sustainable built environment for Broward County residents. Reviewing and regulating impacts of development to promote sustainable urban growth for residents and businesses. Providing enterprise-wide GIS services that support innovation and efficiency throughout Broward County. Promoting safety and compliance through zoning regulations for a better community in the BMSD.

Broward County GIS & Maps conducts geographic spatial analysis and mapping services while providing enterprise-wide governance for GIS, including establishing and maintaining standards and infrastructure for GIS within Broward County government. The GIS group is available to provide GIS support to other county agencies that do not have these capabilities and to serve as liaison between County agencies and GIS consultants.

Broward County GIS is also responsible for coordinating and conducting the GIS Users Group, which typically meets the last Wednesday of each month. The Users Group is a forum for networking between GIS users across the County and South Florida, providing access to training and the latest technology within the field.​​

We provide demographic data analysis services for Broward County agencies. Here you will find population and economic statistics, trends, and research about the residents and businesses that make up Broward County. Census profiles provide data about our 31 municipalities and the Broward Municipal Services District (BMSD). Broward-by-the-Numbers is an occasional publication that highlights new data about people, housing, and the local economy. We provide long-range population forecasts, for areas within the County, which are used for transportation, water supply and school planning.

Comprehensive Planning

Comprehensive planning is a process that brings together business and community leaders, elected officials, and government agencies. The Broward County Comprehensive Plan identifies goals and policies that will improve our economy and quality of life. The Board of County Commissioners adopts the Comprehensive Plan and amendments to keep it updated. 

The Urban Planning ivision provides professional support to the Board in comprehensive planning and a broad range of planning services, including:

  • Comprehensive Plan and Map Series Amendments
  • Rezoning and Compatibility Reviews
  • Demographics
  • Verification of Compliance and Land Use Plan Amendments Review
  • Annexations
  • DRIs and Special Districts
  • Special Projects and Reports

Boards and Committees

We administer the Land Development Code and also ensure projects comply with the Natural Resource Protection Code as part of the development management process​. ​

​​Broward County Zoning administers the Zoning Code, Chapter 39, of the Broward County Code of Ordinances as it applies only to the Broward Municipal Services District (BMSD), which is the unincorporated areas of Broward County. If your property or business is located within a local municipality of Broward County you would need to contact that municipality for their specific Zoning regulations.  Code Enforcement promotes compliance with community standards through enforcement of applicable zoning codes and regulations in the Broward County Code of Ordinances​ within the neighborhoods of the Broward Municipal Services District (BMSD)​.