The City of Key West, Florida

The Southernmost City in the Continental United States


Planning Department

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Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Department Highlights:

Building Permit Allocation System (BPAS) Information

(Year 6 application cycle will open July, 2018.)

Bahama Village CRA Visioning and Capital Projects Work Plan - Adopted January 17, 2018

Land Development Regulations (LDR) Overhaul

The City of Key West Comprehensive Plan - Adopted March 5, 2013

Community Redevelopment Plan 2010 Adopted and Amended

Planning Board, Historic Architectural Review Committee (HARC), Art in Public Places (AIPP), Tree Commission, and Development Review Committee (DRC) agendas, minutes, and packets may be accessed through Legistar.

Planning application forms, fees, and meeting dates available here.

About the Key West Planning Department:

The City of Key West is one of the world's most remarkable urban environments. Its historic streetscapes, unique culture, and beautiful environment are a magnet for residents and visitors. Maintaining and improving the fabric of the City is one of the Planning Department's most important tasks. The Department works with the community to craft policy documents, such as the adopted Comprehensive Plan, that guide future actions. We also work to create regulations to implement policy directives through the adopted Land Development Regulations (LDRs). On a day-to-day basis, our staff meets with the public to help interpret regulations, explain development approval processes, and discuss specific projects.

Department Functions:
  • Maintaining the adopted Comprehensive Plan of the City in accordance with Florida Statutes.
  • Refining the Land Development Regulations to implement the Comprehensive Plan and respond to community needs.
  • Maintaining an accounting system of the building permits issued pursuant to the Building Permit Allocation System (BPAS).
  • Staffing the Key West Planning Board.
  • Updating Geographic Information System (GIS) data.
  • Providing all city planning services to the City.
  • Maintaining a courteous professional planning and development review process available to the public.
  • Maintaining the Future Land Use Map and Official Zoning Map.
  • Maintaining a competent, qualified professional staff through a program of continuous training.

Contact Us

Patrick Wright
Patrick Wright,
Director of Planning

Physical Address

City Hall
1300 White St
Key West, FL 33040
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Mailing Address

PO Box 1409
Key West, FL 33041
  • Business: (305) 809-3764
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