PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
LAND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION
CITY OF TAMPA
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPECIAL USE I APPLICATION
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NOTE: Please be aware that these guidelines are provided as a guide to assist you in submitting your
special use application. These guidelines are derived from Chapter 27 Zoning and City Policy.
**INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED OR PROCESSED.**
PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY
I. PRE-APPLICATION COUNSELING:
Prior to submittal of a special use application, it is required that the applicant schedule counseling sessions with a staff member from
the Land Development Coordination Division and the City Transportation Division.
The meetings are to advise the applicant of the proper zoning district to request for the intended use, compliance with the Tampa
Comprehensive Plan, and determination of methodology for transportation analyses, if needed. It is the applicant's responsibility to
obtain the sign-offs (initials) of each staff member with which he/she counsels (see Exhibit A).
II. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION: (ALL FORMS MUST BE TYPEWRITTEN OR NEATLY PRINTED,
UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED)
Application Fee: $929
bank or business check, or money order payable to the City of Tampa; Mastercard/Visa/AMEX/Discover
PERSONAL CHECKS AND CASH ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
All exhibits (A, A-1, B-1, B-2, B-3, D, E) must be typewritten or neatly printed unless otherwise noted below.
One copy of the site plan is required.
One copy of the floor plan, drawn to scale, must be submitted. Occupancy calculations are required and shall be shown
on the plan consistent with the Life-Safety Code, if the use is a restaurant or bar type use.
Additionally, one copy (8.5" x 14") is required for the AB sketch, showing the area specified in the legal description.
III. SUBMITTAL OF AN APPLICATION: The application package shall be submitted in person at 1400 North
Boulevard or through the City's Accela system at aca.tampagov.net/citizenaccess/default.aspx.
IV. 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 summary sheet which is part of the application and which must be signed by
the applicant or agent. A copy will be provided to you for assistance in completing the notice requirements correctly.
The determination of the AB-1 application is at least 15 days from the date of the submittal of the affidavit of compliance and
the certificate of mail.
V. COMPLIANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE CITY CODES:
The approval of a special use is only one step in the process. The
application does not waive or modify the requirements of other City Codes.