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 in a local municipality of Broward County you would need to contact that municipality for their specific Zoning regulations. Click here​ to locate your Zoning Administrator.
​​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 complies with the Florida Building CodeBroward County Zoning Code, and the Fire Marshall’s office.

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



VARIANCE

Information and application​


GENERAL BMSD ZONING INQUIRIES

We only provide zoning services for properties in the BMSD (unincorporated area). If your property is within a city or town, you will need to work with the municipal zoning department. Please enter the property address here to find contact information for your Zoning Administrator.

 Office visits for BMSD property owners/developers are by appointment only, Monday to Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm except County holidays.  Please email Zoning@Broward.org to schedule a meeting request.



HISTORIC ZONING ORDINANCES

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.



BMSD ZONING DISTRICT MAP (2022)