Land Development Code Amendments

  1. Amendment Process
  2. How To Get Involved

The County's Ordinance Development Team (ODT) leads the drafting and review of all potential Land Development Code (LDC) Amendments. ODT is comprised of Staff members from Zoning and Intake, Current Planning, Long Range Planning, Code Enforcement and the County Attorney's Office. In addition, ODT members will work with subject matter experts from other County departments, or non-county entities as appropriate.

After any necessary research is completed, potential amendments are drafted by members of ODT. The draft Ordinance is vetted through the larger ODT group and then taken through a stakeholder review process. If a focused stakeholder group is utilized, that group will be part of the drafting process early on. The draft Ordinance will then be taken to the LDC Interested Parties for review and comment. If a focused stakeholder group is not utilized, the draft ordinance will go directly to the LDC Interested Parties.

Once the LDC Interested Parties group has provided comments back to Staff, ODT will discuss any potential revisions prior to the start of the hearing process. Board Workshops may be determined to be necessary at any stage of the production of an Ordinance.

Once a "final" Ordinance has been drafted, it is required to, at minimum, have one (1) LPA public hearing, and two (2) BCC public hearings. These hearings must be noticed at least 10 days in advance of the first scheduled hearing.

Depending upon the scope of the issue at hand, it can take anywhere from a few months to over a year to adopt an LDC amendment from start to finish.

  1. Ernest D. Monaco

    Acting Planning and Development Director
    Phone: 727-847-8140

  2. Gina Monti

    Admin. Secretary
    Phone: 727-847-2411 x7893

Restated, Reorganized and Amended Land Development Code

Pasco County's restated, reorganized and amended Land Development Code was effective January 1, 2012. Since that time, the LDC has undergone a series of amendments. Previous versions of the Code can be viewed on the Land Development Code Rewrite webpage.

As the LDC is an on-going work in progress, the County will be making further amendments. These amendments are addressed through tiered priorities as set forth by the Board of County Commissioners (BCC), or through yearly amendment packages that address minor fixes to the Code.

LDC Tier Priorities

Staff is continuously working on LDC amendments to implement the County's Comprehensive Plan vision and goals. All of these potential amendments are important to meet that vision, and a tiered priority approach is used to ensure that each of these priority items are addressed. On February 24, 2016, the BCC approved a formal Resolution with the updated LDC Tier Priorities (PDF).

LDC Minor Fix Amendments

Some of the proposed LDC amendments brought to the BCC tend to be relatively minor in nature. As such, Staff brings yearly (at times 

Recently Adopted Amendments

 Recently Adopted LDC Amendments:

  • Connected City – Section 522.9 CC-MPUD Ordinance No. 17-06 (PDF) (Effective February 10, 2017) – For further information visit the Connected City information page
  • Amendment 26 - Medical Marijuana Treatment Center Dispensing Facilities - Amendments to C-1, Neighborhood Commercial, 527 C-3 Commercial/Light Manufacturing, I-1 Light Industrial Park, and I-2 General Industrial Park Districts Ordinance No. 17-42 (PDF) (Effective December 4, 2017)
  • Amendment 27 - Minor Fixes - Ordinance No. 18-06 (PDF) (Effective February 7, 2018)
  • Amendment 28 - Amending Section 406.1.8 Signs General Standards - Digital Signs - Regional Attractors Ordinance No. 18-05 (PDF) (Effective February 7, 2018)
  • Amendment 29 - Amending Section 406.1.8 Signs General Standards - Digital Signs - Community Development District Ordinance No. 18-09 (PDF) (Effective March 16, 2018)
  • Amendment 30 - Amending Section 1002 Wireless Communications Facilities Ordinance No. 18-17 (PDF) (Effective June 11, 2018
  • Amendment 31 - Solar Electric Power Collection Facilities (Solar Farms) Ordinance No. 18-18 (PDF) (Effective June 11, 2018

In Progress Amendments

The following Amendments are scheduled for Local Planning Agency (LPA) on 5/24/18 at 1:30 p.m. in New Port Richey, Board of County Commissioners (BCC) First Hearing on 6/19/18 at 1:30 p.m. in New Port Richey, and BCC Adoption Hearing on 7/10/18 at 1:30 p.m. in Dade City.

  • Updates to LDC 200 Decision Making Bodies – Elimination of Development Review Committee (DRC) and Replacing the DRC with the Planning Commission (PC) amendments would eliminate the DRC, designate the PC as the Local Planning Agency (LPA), and assign the functions and duties of the DRC to the PC. The new PC will be composed of a total of seven (7) voting members; six (6) members appointed by the BCC as a whole and one (1) member appointed by the School Board (district appointee) pursuant to Section 163.3174(1), Florida Statutes. (Proposed Ordinance PDF)