PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
LAND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION
CITY OF TAMPA
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE WRITTEN DETERMINATION - ADVISORY OPINION APPLICATION
NOTE: Please be aware that these guidelines are provided as a guide to assist you in submitting your
Advisory Opinion application. These guidelines are derived from Chapter 27 Zoning and City Policy.
Advisory Opinions shall be considered informal guidance to the applicant, shall have no legal or binding effect, and may
not be interpreted to determine or create personal or property rights of the applicant or any other party. Each Advisory
Opinion shall include a statement consistent with this section.
**INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED OR PROCESSED.**
PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY
It is highly recommended that you speak with a representative of Land Development Coordination
prior to requesting the letter to ensure that you are receiving the correct letter for your needs.
I. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION - (ALL FORMS MUST BE TYPEWRITTEN
PRINTED, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED)
Application Fee: $150
Bank or business check, or money order (payable to the City of Tampa); Mastercard/Visa/AMEX/Discover
PERSONAL CHECKS and CASH ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
Exhibit A - Please complete all information on this form.
Additional required items for submittal:
Any evidence that you wish the zoning administrator or designee, to review when issuing the
Advisory Opinion. Advisory opinions can not grant a determination of nonconformity.
SUBMITTAL OF AN APPLICATION: The application package shall be submitted in person to:
Land Development Coordination Division
1400 North Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33607
III. REVIEW OF AN APPLICATION: The review of an application for an Advisory Opinion may take up thirty
(30) working days to review. At a minimum, the written determination shall state the evidence used in the
review, the zoning classification of the property, and the allowable uses on the property.
IV. REVIEW OF THE ADVISORY OPINION. If the applicant wishes to review the Advisory Opinion, the
review shall follow the standards in Section 27-56.