PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
LAND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION
CITY OF TAMPA
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPECIAL USE I APPLICATION
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE SALES
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.
SPECIAL USE-1 APPLICATION
SITE PLAN REQUIREMENTS
An application for special use-1 for alcoholic beverage sales requires submittal of a site plan. The Special Use-1 request will
be evaluated based on compliance with the Tampa Comprehensive Plan in addition to the appropriateness of the site plan
based on the requirements of Chapter 27 and other applicable land development regulations.
If the Zoning Administrator or designee grants the special use-1 request, the Site Plan will be binding upon the owner and
his/her successors in title. Development and use of the property shall only occur in strict conformance with the approved
site plan. Any proposed changes to the approved site plan are subject to the approval of the Zoning Administrator, through
the special use-1 process.
The developer remains responsible for compliance with all applicable City Codes at time of building permitting.
REQUIRED GENERAL INFORMATION
**An As-Built survey (depicting building locations, all necessary dimensions, parking areas, driveways, legal description, etc.)
generated within 2-years of application date, may be used in-lieu of a site plan for those applications that involve lands and
structures that do NOT propose building additions, increased occupant load, or an increase in intensity of use or change of use.**
1. North Arrow, legend, scale.
2. Drawing size (minimum allowed): 24" x 36" (alternate sizes may be permitted by the Zoning Administrator).
3. Total acreage of the site.
4. Total alcoholic beverage (AB) sales area.
5. Total floor area ratio and total building square footage, if applicable.
6. Business hours of operation, if applicable.
7. AB classification, as defined in Section 27-43.
8. Use with which the AB sales is associated/incidental.
9. Statement of commitment to comply with all applicable City of Tampa development regulations.
EXISTING CONDITIONS
1. Approximate location, size, and type of existing trees, water bodies, vegetation and other significant
natural features.
2. Name, location and width of all existing street and alley rights-of-way, within or adjacent to the site.
3. Existing type and width of pavement on all streets and alley within or adjacent to the site.
4. Location, width and use of all easements within or adjacent to the site.
**For those permit requests that involve change of use, building additions, increases in intensity, aggregation of lands, etc., the site
plan shall provide the following:
1. Location, size, height, and use of all proposed buildings.
2. Proposed building setbacks.
3. Total floor area by proposed use and total AB Sales Area listed by "indoor" and "outdoor" and by floor, if sales to be
located on multiple floors.
4. Location and purpose of all areas dedicated or reserved to the public or to the inhabitants of the
project.
5. Location and dimensions of proposed parking and service areas, including typical parking space
dimensions.
6. Proposed circulation pattern, including access to adjacent streets and/or alleys.
7. Proposed parking lot landscaping.
8. Proposed buffering from adjacent residential Zoning Districts.
9. Proposed location and method of Stormwater retention.
10. Proposed location and screening of solid waste containers.
11. Proposed location, size, and total amount of required open space, if applicable.
12. Proposed location of new sidewalks and their dimension.
1. State Southern Building Code definition for types of construction proposed and existing.
2. Elevations of all side of structures required for new construction; if structures are existing, current photographs may
be provided in-lieu of building elevations.
PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS
BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS
EXHIBIT A
City of Tampa
Land Development Coordination
1400 North Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 274-3100
PROPERTY OWNER'S INFORMATION
Name(s):
Address:
City:
Zip Code:
Phone Number:
email address:
APPLICANT'S INFORMATION
State:
email address:
Phone Number:
Zip Code:State:
City:
Address:
Name(s):
Current Zoning Dist.:Future Land Use: Proposed Use of Land:
AGENT/CONTACT
Name(s):
email address:Phone Number:
Zip Code:State:City:
Address:
Print Form
Application Number:
Rec'd By:Date Rec'd:
Receipt # /Amount Paid:
APPLICATION CERTIFICATION
Legal Description is correct & complete:
Approved by (ROW Staff):
Date of approval:
Approved by (Zoning Staff):
Application/site plan is correct & complete:
LDC/Zoning SectionLDC/Right-of-Way Section
Date of approval:
LDC Date Counseled:Land Dev. Coor. Planner's Name/Initials:
Transportation Analysis Required w/Submittal?:
Trans. Date Counseled:Trans. Division Engineer's Name/Initials:
PRE-APPLICATION AGENCY COUNSELING
**Staff signature does not guarantee accuracy or completion of application, nor approval by Tampa City Council.**
CHANGE OF USE? (yes/no):
Application for Special Use-1
Alcoholic Beverages
PARCEL INFORMATION
Location Address (List all):
Folio Number(s) (List all):
Property Size (acres/SF): Current Use of Land:
Proposed Special Use:
Requested AB Class:
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signature
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Other app's on file for property? (list):
Application Number:
EXHIBIT A-1
Application for Special Use-1
Alcoholic Beverages
City of Tampa
Land Development Coordination
1400 North Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 274-3100
Name:
Address:
City: State:
Address:
Name:
ZIP Code:City: State: ZIP Code:
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
All property owners and applicants must be listed. Use additional sheet if needed.
Current Use(s) of Land:
Structure Size or # of Units: Proposed Structure Size or # of Units:
Beginning February 1, 1990, the City of Tampa began to implement the concurreny provisions of the State Growth Management Act.
This form is to be utilized to monitor traffic volumes generated by development. Please complete the following information. Any
applicaton for a development permit will require this form to be completed and submitted to the Land Development Coordination
Division.
TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT FORM
Address:
Name:
Address:
Name:
ZIP Code:State:City:
Address:
Name:
PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATION(S) TO BE NOTIFIED
(ATTACHED ADDITIONAL SHEET IF NEEDED
**Participating Organization Names per http://www.tampagov.net/ldc
(Applicant's Responsibility to obtain and provide)**
Organization Name:
Contact's Name:
Address:
ZIP Code:State:City:ZIP Code:City: State:
Address:
Contact's Name:
Organization Name:
(Use additional pages if necessary):
"That have read the conditions in the Zoning code, Chapter 27, which must be met by this Special Use Application and do hereby
request a waiver or variance to the following conditions for the following reasons "
List Documentation:
"That I have read the conditions in the Zoning code, Chapter 27, which must be met by this Special Use Application and do hereby
provide the following documentation that this property meets the requirements:"
CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE WITH THE SPECIAL USE CRITERIA
By signing the "AFFIDAVIT TO APPLY FOR A ZONING CODE RELATED APPLICATION and AUTHORIZED AGENT FOR AN
APPLCIATION TO THE CITY OF TAMPA" I hereby state the following is true and correct
Proposed Special Use:
LEGAL DESCRIPTION (use separate sheet if needed)
MUST BE TYPED & DO NOT ABBREVIATE:
EXHIBIT B-1
Application for Special Use-1
Alcoholic Beverages
City of Tampa
Land Development Coordination
1400 North Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 274-3100
Date & Seal:
State Certificate #:
State of Florida
Surveyor's
Name:
Application Number:
Application for Special Use-1
Alcoholic Beverages
City of Tampa
Land Development Coordination
1400 North Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 274-3100
EXHIBIT B-2
Date & Seal:
State Certificate #:
State of Florida
Surveyor's
Name:
LEGAL DESCRIPTION (use separate sheet if needed)
MUST BE TYPED & DO NOT ABBREVIATE:
Application Number:
Date of approval:Approved by (ROW Staff):
Legal Description is correct & complete:
LDC/Right-of-Way Section
Atlas Page:
"Cut-Out" Legal
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE
MEASUREMENT FORM -
ONLY FOR PROPERTIES ZONED
OP-1
EXHIBIT B-3
Application for Special Use-1
Alcoholic Beverages
City of Tampa
Land Development Coordination
1400 North Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 274-3100
1a. State the need for the waiver:
Applicant's Name:
Parcel Address (List all):
2a. If yes, how many seats are located outside?
2. Does the establishment have any outdoor seating?
1. Are any waivers needed for this application?
2b. If yes, how many seats are located inside?
5. Is the subject site within 250' of a single family residential use, place of religious assembly or an elementary, middle
or secondary school?
**List in text box below by name, address & distance from subject parcel** (Enter Yes or No here)
Date & Seal:State Cert. # (State of FL):Surveyor's Name:
Application Number:
Requested AB Class:
Proposed Special Use:
EXHIBIT C
Application for Special Use-1
Alcohol Beverage Request
City of Tampa
Land Development Coordination
1400 North Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 274-3100
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE
WITH SPECIAL USE CONDITIONS
Commission Expiration (Stamp or date):
Notary Signature:
Identification or personally known:
(Enter date here):
Sworn to and subscribed on this date:
"That I(we), the undersigned authority, hereby certify that the foregoing is true and correct."
"That this affidavit has been executed to induce the City of Tampa, Florida to consider and act upon the above
described property."
(Use additional pages if necessary):
"That have read the conditions in the Zoning code, Chapter 27, which must be met by this Special Use
Application and do hereby request a waiver or variance to the following conditions for the following reasons "
List Documentation:
"That I have read the conditions in the Zoning code, Chapter 27, which must be met by this Special Use
Application and do hereby provide the following documentation that this property meets the requirements:"
"That this property constitutes a request for the following special use:"
Parcel Address (List all):
"That I am (we are) the applicant(s) or agent(s) for the following described property:"
Applicant Name(s):
Application Number:
Proposed Special Use:
(Print):
Signature (applicant/agent):
(Print):
Signature (applicant/agent):
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signature
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AFFIDAVIT TO APPLY FOR A ZONING CODE RELATED APPLICATION and AUTHORIZED
AGENT FOR AN APPLCIATION TO THE CITY OF TAMPA
Property Owner's Name(s):
"That I am (we are) the owner(s) and record title holder(s) of the property noted herein"
Property Address (List all):
"That this property constitutes the subject of the application for a (please check the appropriate box):
"That the undersigned has(have) appointed and does(do) appoint the agent(s) stated herein as his(their)
agent(s) solely to execute any application(s) or other documentation necessary to affect such application(s)" (if
applicable)
"That this affidavit has been executed to induce the City of Tampa, Florida, to consider and act on the above
described application"
Commission Expiration (Stamp or date):
Notary Signature:
Identification or personally known:
Sworn to and subscribed on this date:
Date:
"That I(we), the undersigned, hereby certify that the foregoing is true and correct"
Agent's Name(s):
Application Number:
Folio Numbers (List all):
I, THE UNDERSIGNED APPLICATION/AGENT, HEREBY CERTIFY THAT ALL INFORMATION ON THIS APPLICATION IS TRUE
AND COMPLETE AND HEREBY AUTHORIZE AND ALLOW REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CITY TO ACCESS THE PROPERTY
UNDERGOING REVIEW FOR THE ABOVE REFERENCED REQUEST. IF MY PROPERTY IS GATED, I WILL PROVIDE ACCESS
TO THE PROPERTY UPON REQUEST FROM THE CITY.
Rezoning
Alcoholic Beverage 1
Variance Review Board
Special Use 2Special Use 1
Formal Decision
(Print):
Signature (owner):
(Print):
Signature (applicant/agent):
Commission Expiration (Stamp or date):
Notary Signature:
Identification or personally known:
Date:
Sworn to and subscribed on this date:
Alcoholic Beverage 2
Substantial Change Incremental Review
Design Exception 1 Design Exception 2
Multiple authorizations may be necessary if there is more than one property owner.
Other
The undersigned authorizes the above agent(s) to agree to any conditions necessary to effectuate this
application
NoYes
EXHIBIT D
GOOD NEIGHBOR NOTICE FOR
PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS/
NOTICE TO PARTICIPATING NEIGHBORS
Date :
Applicant/Agent email address:
Applicant/Agent Phone No.:
Applicant/Agent Name(s):
Current Zoning Dist:
Dear Participating Neighbor (Property Owner) or Participating Organization:
Please be advised that the Zoning Administrator has received a request for the above-described SU-1 Alcoholic Beverage
application. As a surrounding property owner/participating organization, you may submit any comments, in writing, to
the Zoning Administrator at:
City of Tampa
Land Development Coordination
1400 North Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33607
The Zoning Administrator will not render a decision until at least 15 days from the post marked date of this letter.
Parcel Address:
SPECIAL USE
PUBLIC NOTICE
Applicant/agent
(signature):
EXHIBIT E
Application for Special Use-1
Alcoholic Beverages
City of Tampa
Land Development Coordination
1400 North Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33607
Application Number:
APPLICANT/AGENT CONTACT INFORMATION
Print:
Requested AB Class:
Proposed Special Use:
EXHIBIT F
AFFIDAVIT OF COMPLIANCE
Applicant Name(s):
"That I am (we are) the applicant(s) or agent(s) for the following described property:"
Parcel Address (List all):
"That this property constitutes the property for which a special use approval is requested according to
Application Number:"
Application Number:
(Print):
Signature (owner/agent):
(Print):
Signature (owner/agent):
Application for Special Use-1
Alcoholic Beverages
City of Tampa
Land Development Coordination
1400 North Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 274-3100
Application Number:
Commission Expiration (Stamp or date):
Notary Signature:
Identification or personally known:
(Enter date here):
Sworn to and subscribed on this date:
"That attached is a copy of the postmarked Certificate of Mailing receipt for notice (s) to participating
neighbors within 250 feet of the subject parcel and a copy of the notice mailed out (Exhibit E), which notice(s)
were mailed on:"
Date Mailed:
Date Mailed:
"That attached is a copy of the notice mailed (Exhibit E) to participating organizations as defined by the COT
regulations, and that a copy of the most recently filed site plan was mailed with said letter, which notice(s)
were mailed on:"
"That the Original List (property owners with addresses & legal descriptions) and Parcel Notice Map, all as
generated by the Hillsborough County Property Appraiser, and list of participating organization(s) is attached
and made a part of this Affidavit."
PUBLIC NOTICE CHECK LIST
APPLICANTS RESPONSIBILITY
AB1-________________________
MAILED NOTICE
Participating Neighbors
(all property owners within 250-feet of the subject property and dated variance/buffer notice map upon which
the list is based, obtained from the Hillsborough County Property Appraiser's office or via its official website/Web-based GIS service).
Mailed by “certificate of mailing” through the United States Post Office (receipt submitted with the Affidavit of
Compliance)
Participating Organizations (all organizations registered at www.tampagov.net/ldc)

Mailed by regular mail to the address of the authorized representative of the participating organization.
SUBMITTAL OF AFFIDAVIT OF COMPLIANCE (Exhibit C)
Submitted to:
Land Development Coordination, 1400 N Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33607
or uploaded in the Accela system.

Affidavit attachments, must include:
The certificate of mailing to the property owner and/or participating neighbors;
The ad valorem tax rolls used for providing notice to property owners and/or participating neighbors.
The official list of property owners and dated variance/buffer notice map upon which the list is based, obtained
from the Hillsborough County Property Appraiser's office or via its official website/Web-based GIS service, shall
be considered the most current tax roll, so long as the list has been produced no more than six (6) months prior
to the date of the filing for the pending application;
A copy of the mailed notice letter; and,
The list of participating organizations which were provided good neighbor notice, including the mailing address
and authorized representative.
I reviewed and understand the above requirements for public notice.
________________________________________ __________________
APPLICANT SIGNATURE DATE
36" MAX
FOR S-1 SITE PLAN REQUIREMENTS
THIS EXAMPLE FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY
24 MAX
EXAMPLE
N
TITLE BLOCK;
-Firm's name and address
-The site plan must be to scale. State scale on drawing - Revision block.
Show North arrow.
- Drawing data.
-Project name and location.
LOCATION
MAP:
TYPE OF S-1 REQUESTED.
(Indicate PROPOSED AB SALES and reason for request.)
PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS (DRAWING) :
-Home, location, and width of existing street and alley
rights-of-way, adjacent to the site.
-Width of existing pavement on all streets and alleys
adjacent to the site.
-Location, width and type of all easements adjacent to the site.
-Clearly show the property boundaries of the parcel(s)
involved in the special use.
-Location, size, height and use of all proposed additions
and/or new buildings.
-Existing and proposed building setbacks
-Location and dimension of existing and proposed driveways,
and parking areas include typical parking space.
-Existing and proposed parking lot landscaping.
-Approximate location and size of significant natural
features such as trees, lakes, etc.
-Existing and proposed buffering from adjacent uses.
-Show conceptual layout of proposed retention system.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION:
- Folio Number
- Square Footage
GENERAL NOTES:
LEGEND:
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