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BMSD Zoning
​​​​​​​​​​​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. 
Within the BMSD, Zoning permits and inspections are required for:
  • All new construction
  • Additions
  • Sheds
  • Fences
  • Driveways
  • Signage
  • Temporary signage
  • All other construction activities


All new tenants or change of occupancy in a commercial, retail, office, or industrial property within the BMSD must first obtain a Certificate of Use to certify the property is in compliance with the Florida Building Code, and Broward County Zoning Code, and the Fire Marshall’s office.

For more information on Certificate of Uses please see Certificate of Use FAQs.


General inquiries or to schedule a Zoning appointment, for the BMSD only, please email Broward County Zoning Official, Cyril Saiphoo; the Assistant Zoning Official, Diego Munoz; or the Administrative Assistant, Kadian Francis; or by calling 954-357-6618 / 6635 / 9791, respectively.  Office visits are by appointment only, Monday to Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm​ except County holidays​, on the first floor at 1 North University Drive, Plantation, FL, 33324.  


Various historical zoning documents are available for perusal and download.  Historic zoning ordinances from 1952 to 1990, maps of given areas between 1960 and 2012, and aerial photography for 1933, 1947, 1955, and 1963 to 2000.  Visit Historic Zoning Ordinances and Maps​ for available materials.