Effective Monday, May 3, 2021, Development Services will be open to the public for in-person assistance with permitting, business licensing, and zoning information. Customers are encouraged to continue using our convenient virtual service options. All Planning, Business Licensing, and Permit submittals will continue to only be accepted electronically. View the submission instructions here.
Please note that a maximum of five (5) persons will be permitted in our lobby at any time visitors must comply with CDC guidelines for social distancing and facial coverings. Masks shall be worn at all times to enter City Hall for the safety of our customers and staff.
Building Permit Services Walk-In Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am – 12: 00 pm
Inspector Office Hours
8:00 am – 8:30 am
Zoning Information Walk-In Hours
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
8:00 am - 10:00 am
By Appointment via Zoom Virtual Conferencing
Welcome to Development Services
Where Business-Friendly is our Business
To create and enhance a vibrant city, the City of Homestead’s Development Services Department combines urban planning, building permitting / inspections, and economic development in a coordinated manner to advance Homestead’s diverse and distinct neighborhoods, promote a prosperous economy, and increase the overall quality of life for the business and residential communities.
The Development Services Department is focused on efficiently and effectively assisting residents, businesses, and developers through a fair and objective development review and approval process, as governed by the city's code. Additionally, the department works to implement practical solutions on issues associated with comprehensive planning, zoning, plans review, building inspections, business tax receipts, growth management, neighborhood and environmental planning, urban design, sustainability, and economic development.
- Building Safety Division - Responsible for ensuring the safety of all new and existing facilities in the city; manages plans, inspections and building permits; and upholds the Florida Building Code
- Business Services Division - Connects new and existing businesses to resources to grow and expand their businesses, and provides business tax receipts and special event permits
- Planning and Zoning Division - Works with applicants wanting to develop or redevelop land to ensure that the development application is fairly and objectively moved through the process so that the resulting product is in compliance with code
- Economic Development Division - Liaison to the community to assist in building strong relationships between businesses and city departments, and to implement and improve methodology for steady economic growth
We're Making Life Easier with NEW Online Payment Options
Development Services is now accepting online payments for Hearing Applications, Building Permits, and Local Business Tax Receipts. There is a convenience fee for using this online payment option.
Click here to make your payments online. In order to process your payment, please have your account number ready. Your account number will be specific to the Hearing Number, Building Permit, or Business Tax Receipt that you are seeking to pay for.
Planning & Zoning: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a 6 digit account number.
Building Permits: The account number is your 8 digit process/permit number displayed on the permit invoice.
Business Tax Receipt:
New Businesses: The account number is the 7-digit Tax Receipt Number displayed on the invoice received. Please contact email@example.com for further questions.
Existing Businesses: The account number is the 7 digit Tax Receipt Number found on the top left corner of the City of Homestead Local Business Tax Receipt.