Small Scale Amendment Package
The procedures to amend (or change) the City's adopted Comprehensive Plan are established by Chapter 163, Florida Statutes, and Rule 9J-5, Florida Administrative Code. These policies and procedures are established for the City in Article XIII, Chapter 47, of the Land Development Regulations.
Comprehensive Plan Amendments may be submitted as one of two processes:
- Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA) may be adopted only twice per calendar year if the changes are ten acres or larger and meet other parameters. The deadline to submit an application for the first cycle is January 31st and the second cycle is July 31st of each year. Download an application (PDF) packet for a CPA.
- An exception to this twice per year requirement is called a Small Scale Amendment (SSA). In order to qualify as a SSA, the following requirements must be met:
- The proposed amendment does not involve the same property granted a change within the prior 12 months.
- The proposed amendment does not involve the same owner’s property within 200 feet of property granted a change within the prior 12 months.
- The proposed amendment does not involve a text change to the goals, policies, and objectives of the City’s adopted comprehensive plan, but only proposes a land use change to the future land use map for a site-specific small scale development activity.
- The property that is the subject of the proposed amendment is not located within an area of critical state concern.
- If the proposed amendment involves a residential land use, the residential land use has a density of 10 units or less per acre. The only exception to this requirement is an annexation that does not increase the residential density of the land use category in the County. (For example, if the County land use allowed greater than 10 units per acre, the property could be annexed with a density up to that allowed by the County land use.)