DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
LAND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION
CITY OF TAMPA, FLORIDA
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING AND PROCESSING AN APPLICATION FOR
SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE DETERMINATION
Prior to submittal of an application, it is strongly recommended that the applicant schedule a conference with a staff
member from Land Development Coordination Division of the Department of Planning and Development (phone:
813-274-3100). The purpose of the conference is to advise the applicant regarding the review standards and process
for the application. The office is located at 1400 North Boulevard. Office hours are from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION – (ALL FORMS MUST BE TYPEWRITTEN OR NEATLY PRINTED,
UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED)
Application Fee - $555.50
Business or cashier's check, or money order made payable to the City of Tampa, MasterCard/Visa/Amex are accepted
in person.- Personal checks and cash are not accepted.
Exhibit A and A -1 – Please complete all information on these forms. Please sign in the presence of a notary
Exhibit B – “Affidavit to Authorize Agent”; please complete if the applicant or property owner is appointing an
authorized agent to represent their interests with City staff and before City Council. The property owner(s) sign this
form and have it notarized. A notary is available in the LDC office.
Site Plans - 12 copies of the adopted site plan and 12 copies of the proposed site plan.
NOTIFICATION OF REQUEST and TIME FRAME
All notice must be done in accordance with Section 27-149 of the City of Tampa Code of Ordinances. Please see the
attached summary sheet which must be signed by the applicant or agent. A copy will be provided to you for
assistance in completing the notice requirements correctly.
LDC staff will distribute the site plans to the Development Review Staff for their review. If the request is determined to
be a "non-substantial" change, you will receive an approval letter, with any applicable conditions of development. If
the request is a substantial change, you will receive a denial letter with reasons for denial/finding of substantial
change(s) stated and with instructions on how to apply for a rezoning or special use permit for the property.