PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
LAND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION
CITY OF TAMPA
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE WRITTEN DETERMINATION - CERTIFICATION APPLICATION
NOTE: Please be aware that these guidelines are provided as a guide to assist you in submitting your
Written Determination - Certification Application. These guidelines are derived from Chapter 27 Zoning and City Policy.
**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. This request
must relate to a specific parcel of real property and is limited to one zoning lot. If you are requesting
information on more than one lot, a separate request and payment must be made for each parcel
I. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION - (ALL FORMS MUST BE TYPEWRITTEN
OR NEATLY PRINTED, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED)
Application Fee: $55.50
Bank or business check, or money order payable to the City of Tam
Credit cards are accepted in person.
PERSONAL CHECKS and CASH ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
Exhibit A - Please complete all information on this form.
II. 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 a Written Certification may take up
thirty (30) working days to review. The written determination shall state the evidence used in the
review, the zoning classification of the property and the allowable uses on the property. Evidence used
to make the official zoning certification may include, but not be limited to, the zoning atlas and the City's
IV. REVIEW OF THE CERTIFICATION. If the applicant wishes to seek a review of the written certification,
the request shall follow the standards set forth in Section 27-55.
Note: Please check the Plat, Survey, Title Policy and all other documentation relating to your property prior to
design and construction. The City of Tampa and its staff DO NOT review for compliance with individual private
deed restrictions and covenants during permit review. The issuance of a building permit by the City of Tampa
signifies that the project is in compliance with the zoning codes of the City of Tampa and City of Tampa and
Florida building code. The issuance of a building permit DOES NOT insure compliance with private deed
restrictions or covenants.