Development Services

The Development Services Department facilitates a variety of programs that promote the responsible development of the city and a safe, livable environment for all of its citizens. Organized into four primary functions, the Department’s primary roles include Planning and Zoning, Land Development and Building Plan Review, Permitting and Licensing, and Building Inspections.

In addition to numerous agencies, organizations, and the general public, the Department partners with several citizen advisory boards to implement its various programs. The Department provides organizational and technical support to the Planning Commission, Board of Adjustments, Code Compliance Magistrate, Building Technical Review Board, and several Neighborhood Citizen Advisory Committees and Task Forces.

For planning and zoning information, please refer to the Planning Division tab to view all forms and important documents. 

Fair Housing

The City of Haines City is a Fair Housing Advocate. If you feel you have been discriminated against, you may file a housing discrimination complaint at 1-800-669-9777 (Toll-Free) or 1-800-927-9275 (TTY) or locally Richard Greenwood, Development Services Director, at (863) 421-3600 or by email at

The City of Haines City has prepared an inventory of 4 publicly owned real property located on 9th Street North for the use of affordable housing.

Lots 3, 4, 5 & 6, Block 87 of the Plat of Haines city as recorded in Plat Book 3, pages 11 & 12, Public Records of Polk County, Florida.

If you need more information, please email Development Services with your questions and concerns.

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