- City Departments
- 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.
Meet with a Planner
Make an appointment to meet with a planner on Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Boards & Committees
Agendas, minutes, and packets for the following boards can be accessed through Legistar:
- Art in Public Places (AIPP)
- Development Review Committee (DRC)
- Historic Architectural Review Commission (HARC)
- Planning Board
- Tree Commission
Thu Jun. 1
Mon Jun. 12
Thu Jun. 15
Wed Jun. 21
Thu Jun. 22
Tue Jun. 27
- Where can I find the City's Code of Ordinances and Land Development Regulations (LDRs)?
To access the City’s code, click Code of Ordinances and the Land Developments Regulations.
- In what zoning district is my property located?
View the zoning map (PDF) to view where your property is located.
- What can I do with my property?
The use of your property is determined by the zoning district’s Permitted and Conditional Uses. Once you have identified the zoning district of the property, zoning regulations can be found under Section 122 of the Land Development Regulations (LDRs).
- How can I rent my property transiently?
Your property can be rented transiently if it is in a zoning district that allows for this use. Those districts are HRCC-1, HRCC-3, HCT, HNC-1 and HNC-3. Redevelopment or conversion of permanent housing to transient or other commercial uses shall be permitted only if no on-site reduction of permanent housing occurs within the HNC-1 and 3 districts. Please contact our Department for further clarification 305-809-3720.
- How many dwelling units are associated with my property?
Each zoning district has a density calculation for the number of units allowed per acre. Please contact our Department at 305-809-3725 to determine the number of legal units associated with your property.
- Can I subdivide my property to create a new lot?
A property may be subdivided so long as the lots created through the subdivision meet the minimum lot size per the zoning district requirements. Additional information can be found in the City’s Code of Ordinances, Land Development Regulations (LDRs) under Chapter 118.