Application Forms and Instructions

Fee Schedule

The City of Lakeland has adopted a fee schedule for various application types. Applications are incomplete unless accompanied by a completed application form, required supporting documentation (if any), and all applicable fees.

Applications for Municipal Planning Commission Review

The Lakeland Municipal Planning Commission reviews all applications and makes decisions for site plans and subdivision plats. Additionally, the Planning Commission reviews applications and makes recommendations to the Board of Commissioners for planned developments and zoning map and text amendments. Note that all applications must be submitted by the published application deadline to be placed on the following meeting agenda. Click here for the 2022 Planning Commission submittal and meeting calendar.

Application for Board of Appeals Review

The Lakeland Board of Appeals reviews and makes decisions for zoning variances, administrative appeals, conditional use permits, and boundary interpretations. Note that all applications must be submitted by the published application deadline to be placed on the following meeting agenda. Click here for the 2022 Board of Appeals submittal and meeting calendar.

Public Notice Information for Applicants

Certain application types (Planned Development Sketch Plans, Outline Plans, and Preliminary Development Plans; Preliminary Plats; Rezoning Requests; Zoning Variances; among others) require applicants to place public notice signage on site and send public notice letters to neighboring properties. The following documents provide guidance on the public notice process.

Permit Applications

The Lakeland Planning Department coordinates the City's review of various permit applications, including accessory structures, fences, and signs. Click here to visit the CityWorks permitting portal to get started.