Development Services

Beginning Monday May 11, 2020, the Development Services lobbies will be open for business.

For more information on opening hours, appointments, and online submittals, please click HERE for the Building Division and HERE for the Planning Division.


Guiding Progress with an Open for Business Attitude, one customer at a Time.


To be recognized by our customers for providing the best customer service of any Development Services Department in Central Florida.


Customer Service, Teamwork, Positive Attitude and Reliability               

Quick Clicks

What is Electronic Plan Review (ePlan)?

Electronic Plan Review (ePlan) is a web-based solution that allows plans for Building Permits and Development Projects to be submitted electronically replacing the traditional paper-based review method. ePlan will improve the plan review cycle reduce costs associated with obtaining building permits and development approvals as well as support green initiatives.

Building Division ePlan page

Planning and Development ePlan page

Customer Satisfaction Survey

In Development Services, we are committed to continuous improvement. It is important to our department that you experience excellent customer service while we work to meet your needs. We value your comments and suggestions. Please take a few moments to let us know how we are doing. Link to Development Services Customer Satisfaction Survey.

What is SeminoleWAY?
SeminoleWAY is a strategic economic development initiative focused on attracting high-value jobs and businesses to Seminole County. The SeminoleWAY district is associated with the State Road 417 Corridor that spans the length of the County. SeminoleWAY is a forward looking plan that involves a targeted approach to economic development in partnership with the cities of Sanford Winter Springs and Oviedo.

Seminole County Comprehensive Plan
Note that the Plan is amended from time-to-time. Contact the Planning Division at 407 665 7371 for the most current information.

Between March 2006 and August 2007 nearly 20,000 Central Florida residents answered the question “How Shall We Grow?” The result is the Central Florida Regional Growth Vision.

More information on the shared vision is available at

SunRail (Central Florida Commuter Rail)

After years in the planning SunRail began operations May 1 2014. Phase 1 covers 31 miles from the DeBary Station in Volusia County south through Seminole County and on to the Sand Lake Road Station in south Orange County. In all there are 12 stations in Phase 1. Seminole County has four stations located in Sanford Lake Mary Longwood and Altamonte Springs. Phase 2 will extend the line to DeLand in Volusia County to the north and all the way to Kissimmee in Osceola County to the south and will cover 61.5 total miles and add 5 more stations.

For more information, please check:

Public Works Engineering Manual