Community Development

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Mr. William Royce, Director
1700 NW 9th Avenue, Suite A
Okeechobee, Florida  34972
Phone:  (863) 763-5548 x 3073
Fax: (863) 763-5276



NOTICE                                                                                                                                              New Technology Fee, Effective July 1, 2024   Beginning July 1, 2024, all transactions through the Okeechobee County Community Development Department will be assessed a Technology Fee of 5% of the transaction amount.


Mission Statement: The Community Development Department provides planning, zoning, building, licensing and code enforcement services for unincorporated Okeechobee County.

Responsibilities of the department are:

  • Assist residents with questions on the use of land on issues such as zoning, land use, floodplain status, and the development approval process.
  • Process Future Land Use Comprehensive Plan Map Amendments to comply with applicable state regulations.
  • Review site plans and improvement plans for consistency with adopted County Codes.
  • Amend land development regulations for current issues and consistency with the County’s Comprehensive Plan.
  • Process Rezoning Petitions, Special Exception Petitions, and Variance Applications.

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