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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.

BUILDING PERMITS

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

CERTIFICATE OF USE

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.

Home offices within the BMSD must obtain a Home Office Certificate of Use. Home offices are permitted under certain conditions and are renewable yearly.

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


GENERAL BMSD ZONING INQUIRIES

General inquiries for Zoning in the BMSD may be emailed to the Broward County Zoning Official, by calling 954-357-9485 or 954-357-6618, or visiting our office on the first floor at 1 North University Drive, Plantation, FL, 33065. Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am to 3:30pm.