Fees - Submittal Requirements - General Information - Building and Structures - Building Streets
and Sidewalks - Stormwater - Dredge and Fill - Erosion Control - Soils - Limits of Flood Plain
Water & Sewer Facilities - Solid Waste - Landscaping - Wetlands - Existing Conditions
All site plan projects are being processed electronically by Seminole County Planning and Development. In order to expedite this process, please consult our ePlan Review web page. Along with uploading the Traffic Study to ePlan, one hard copy is required to be submitted.Note: Once a project has been created, applicants are encouraged to upload their own documents and drawings from the convenience of their office. If you choose to have Seminole County staff scan and upload your paper documents and drawings, submit only one set and there will be $5 per plan page or $5 per plat page fee for this service.
The following is a brief outline of the requirements for submittal and approval of Site Plans for the development of apartments, warehouses, churches, retail centers, offices and other commercial type uses. The reader is advised to review the Seminole County Land Development Code for full technical specification, regulations and zoning requirements which shall be addressed in the Site Plan approval process.
For additional information pertaining to each to site plan requirements, please refer to the Site Plan Regulations, Chapter 40, of the Seminole County Land Development Code. Uncodified regulations may be found at this link.
Chapter 40 Municode link: https://library.municode.com/fl/seminole_county/codes/land_development_code?nodeId=SECOLADECO_CH40SIPLAP
Substantial public responsibility is created by each new development, involving the maintenance of streets and drainage facilities, and the provision of additional public services. As the general welfare, health, safety, and convenience of the community are thereby directly affected by the development of land, it is in the direct interest of the public that site development be conceived, designed, and developed in accordance with minimum standards of the Land Development Code and in accordance with sound engineering practices.
It is advisable that the applicant, his engineer and architect meet for a Pre-Application meeting with the Development Review Committee (DRC) to discuss the proposed development prior to submitting a formal application.
An approved site plan is required prior to the issuance of any building permits. It shall be considered unlawful for any person to construct, erect, or alter a building or structure or to develop, change, or improve land for which a site plan is required except in accordance with an approved site plan.
The Development Review Committee shall meet to review site plans that encompass buildings and paving area of twenty-five hundred (2,500) square feet or more for compliance with site plan requirements. The applicant or his designee shall be invited to meet with the Development Review Committee in their review of the plan. The assigned Planning & Development Division project manager shall inform the applicant by letter of the recommendations, which were received from the Development Review Committee.
Upon site plan approval and issuance of a building permit, the development shall be built in accordance with the approved site plan and site plan regulations.
Application fees for the site plan review must be paid to Seminole County, Florida, at the time the submittals are made to the Planning & Development Division.
See Fee Summary for a list of fees: http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/gm/planning/feesummary.aspx
If septic service is proposed, an additional review fee of $150.00 for the Department of Health is required.
Applications submitted to the Development Review Committee must be in accordance to Chapter 40 of the Seminole County Land Development Code. Any incomplete submittals will not be accepted for Development Review Committee or staff’s review.
Any questions regarding the submittal of the site plan please refer to the Seminole County Land Development Code or contact the Planning & Development Division (407) 665-7371.
Streets, Sidewalks, Driveways, Parking Areas, and Loading Spaces
Soil classification map as an overlay for comparison with proposed development activities. Indicate soil classification on the site plan as identified by the United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service in the “Seminole County Soil Survey Supplement” and “Soil Survey Supplement.” An applicant may challenge this designation by securing competent expert evaluation, at the applicant’s own expense, demonstrating that the identified soils are not classified correctly. If required, A soil analysis by a qualified soil engineer shall be furnished upon request.
Proposed Water and Sewer FacilitiesWater: Size, material, and location of water mains, plus valves and fire hydrants, plus engineering plans and specifications.
Location(s) and access provisions for refuse service, including pad screening, fencing, and landscaping.
Landscaping, Arbor, Recreation, and Open SpaceLandscape plan, irrigation systems plan, and provision for maintenance. Include size, type, and location of all landscaping, screens, walls, fences, and buffers.