Planning and Zoning

The Development Services Department is responsible for planning and zoning within the Town of Lantana through the administration of the Town Land Development Regulations and Comprehensive Plan.  

 

Planning and Zoning Responsibilities include:

  • Land use regulations, such as parking, setbacks, landscape, and more
  • Landscape permits, such as tree removal and landscape plans for new construction
  • Development applications, such as requests for variances, special exceptions, rezonings, and more
  • Presentations before the Town Planning Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Annexation
  • Traffic Calming 
  • Sustainability
  • Economic Development
  • Zoning Confirmation
  • Swale Permits
  • And more!

Commonly Asked Planning & Zoning Questions

What is my property zoned? 

Reach out to us at Planning@Lantana.org to request a copy of the Town of Lantana Zoning Map or to request a zoning determination. For information on what is allowed in each zoning district you may also visit Chapter 23, Article V District Regulations in the Town Code of Ordinances.

 

How do I obtain a Zoning Confirmation Letter?

Zoning confirmation letters are provided at a cost of $50 per letter. Please either mail a check for $50 (made payable to “Town of Lantana”) with a letter request attached (including the property address, Property Control Number, and contact information of requestor) to the Development Services Department or submit the $50 cash/check payment and the request to our department during office hours.

 

What are the setbacks for my property? 

To determine the property setbacks, you must first determine the zoning district for your property. Then, reference Chapter 23, Article V and navigate to the section for your specific zoning district. There, you will find the setbacks from the property line for your zoning district. Feel free to reach out to us for further clarification on your property setbacks or development regulations. 

 

Is my property located in an “overlay” district?

The Town of Lantana currently has one adopted overlay district. This is called the “Downtown Overlay Zone” – visit Sec. 23-130 of the Town Code to view a map of the overlay district and learn more.

 

How many total dwelling units are allowed on my residential property?

Each residential zoning district includes the information for allowable units in Chapter 23, Article V District Regulations in the Town Code of Ordinances. Also, you can email us at Planning@Lantana.org with the address of the property in question and we can help you calculate the number of allowable units. 

 

I’d like to put a business in the Town of Lantana. Is the property use I’m proposing allowed? 

Each zoning district allows different uses. Chapter 23, Article V District Regulations of the Town Code details which uses are allowed in each district. If you’re able to locate your proposed use in the Town Code and it’s allowed in your district, reach out to the Building Division to determine next steps on applying for your business tax receipt! If you locate your proposed use and it’s allowed by special exception, reach out to us to determine next steps for applying for a special exception with the Town of Lantana.

 

How do I get reduce traffic in my neighborhood or get traffic calming measures (such as speed bumps) installed?

The Town of Lantana has adopted a Traffic Calming Policy, which allows residents to apply for traffic calming measures in their neighborhood. The Town of Lantana Neighborhood Traffic Calming Policy and Guidelines provides a process for identifying and addressing problems related to speeding, excessive volumes, and safety on neighborhood streets.  If you’d like to initiate a project in your neighborhood, reach out to us for an application and more information. 

 

Can I install a sign on my property or business location?

Our Town Code regulates signage in Chapter 16 – Signs and Advertising. Most signs will require a permit from the Lantana Building Division. Visit Chapter 16, Article IV for more information on permitted signs in the Town.

 

What is a Town “swale area?”

The Town Code defines “swale area” as areas lying between the paved roadway and the sidewalk or between the paved roadway and the right-of-way boundary line adjacent to the paved roadway. The property owner is required to maintain the landscape material and condition of the Town swale adjacent to their property. Additionally, the Town Code allows you to place specific materials in your swale area, based on your zoning district. In order to do so, you must first obtain a permit from the Development Services Department. Reach out to us to obtain an application and learn more.

 

Do I need a permit to cut down a tree?

Yes – the Town Code requires a permit to cut down a tree on your property or in the Town swale adjacent to your property. Visit Chapter 10.5 Landscaping of the Town Code for more information. 

 

Do I need a permit to plant a tree?

A permit is required to plant a tree in the Town swale adjacent to your property. A permit is not required to plant a tree on your private property.  

 

What is the Town Planning Commission?

The Lantana Town Planning Commission sits as both the Local Planning Agency and Zoning Board of Appeals for the Town of Lantana. Members of this board vote to provide recommendations to the Town Council on items such as changes to the Land Development Regulations, rezonings, future land use changes, annexations, and applications for variances from the Town Code. Meetings are typically held on the fourth Wednesday of the month in the Lantana Town Council Chambers. Check the Lantana Town Calendar to verify scheduling and view information on the meeting each month.

 

Where can I access the Town Zoning Map, Future Land Use Map, or Comprehensive Plan?

Please reach out to us via email with the request, and we will be happy to send you the requested document.


Town of Lantana Planning & Zoning Contact Information:

  • Location: Development Services Department504 Greynolds Circle, Lantana, FL 33462
  • Lobby Walk-In Hours: 8 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Main Phone: (561) 540-5780
  • Planning & Zoning Main Email: Planning@Lantana.org