Submit your Development Services Application

In our continuing effort to provide quality service to our clients while increasing convenience and enhancing safety for the public and our staff, we are pleased to introduce the availability of Digital Drop-off solution. Clients can now submit numerous development-related materials from the comfort of their home or business. To view submittal procedures, please click on the appropriate link below.

For assistance uploading documents, please call (813)272-5600.

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  • Building Permitting & Inspections

    Permitting Document Requirements:

    • All files must be in PDF format. Every plan and document file must be named based on what is contained within. For example, Architectural plan set, plumbing plan set, energy calculations, etc.
    • Plan sets that include multiple pages must be submitted as a single, combined, multi-page PDF file, per trade. For example, if an electrical plan set includes five (5) pages, then all five (5) pages must be submitted as a combined PDF file and not uploaded as five (5) individual pages. Multi-page plan sets submitted as part of the same project must also be separated from one another by category/ trade according to the following:
      • Residential:
      • Architectural/ Structural/ MEP Plan (all trades can be submitted as one combined pdf)
      • Site Plan
      • Commercial:
      • Architectural
      • Structural
      • Mechanical
      • Electrical
      • Plumbing
      • Other trades
    • Supporting documents that consist of multiple sheets must be submitted as a combined pdf and labeled accordingly. For example, Energy Calculations, FEMA Substantial Improvement Documents, Threshold Reports, Private Provider Packet, etc.
    • Plan files must be submitted with a cover page including index of sheets.
    • All plans to be digitally signed and sealed. We cannot accept scanned copies of wet seal and signatures.
    • Plans and documents prepared by design professionals must adhere to the following guidelines:
      • Signatures must follow Florida Statues Chapter 668 – Electronic Commerce and Florida Administrative Code for Engineers and Architect
      • Signatures must come from a trusted Certificate Authority
      • Digital signed plans need to allow for annotations and comments by Hillsborough County
      • Florida Statutes 471, 472 and 481 and Fl. Administrative Rules 61G15-23, 61G1-16 and 5J-17.062 outline acceptable methods for design professionals to digitally sign and seal plans and documents.

    To submit a new Permit Application:

    • Complete the appropriate permit application.
    • Ensure that you have all the required plans and documents necessary per the appropriate checklist. Also, ensure that all documents meet the requirements listed above.
    • Please ensure all files are in .pdf format and contained within a single .zip file.
      • NOTE: If your total file size is less than 25 MB, you may email them to Permitting@hcflgov.net. Please do not send payment information via email.
    • Highlight all files to be submitted and compress them into a single .zip file. Please ensure you label this file with the address of the property that corresponds to your submittal. If you need assistance creating a .zip file, a visual guide is available.
    • Upload your documents here. A visual guide on creating a zip file and uploading your documents is available.
    • If you have questions regarding your file upload, please email permitting@hcflgov.net or call (813) 272-5600.

    As an alternative to this process, you may also mail a thumb drive containing all necessary files to:
    Hillsborough County Development Services
    Building Services Division
    601 E Kennedy Blvd
    19th Floor
    Tampa, FL 33602

    For Corrections to Plan Review comments or Plan Corrections:

    • Please ensure all files are in .pdf format. These will need to be contained within a single .zip file.
    • Highlight all files to be submitted and compress them into a single .zip file. Please ensure you label the resulting file with the permit number. If you need assistance creating a .zip file, a visual guide is available.
      • The combined trade pdf should be resubmitted with changes clouded.
      • Provide narrative indicating sheet number and the associated changes.
      • Corrections must adhere to the requirements outlined above.
    • Upload your documents here. A visual guide on creating a zip file and uploading your documents is available.
    • If you have questions regarding your file upload, please email permitting@hcflgov.net or call (813) 272-5600.

    For Revisions to an issued permit:

    • Please ensure all files are in .pdf format. These will need to be contained within a single .zip file.
    • Highlight all files to be submitted and compress them into a single .zip file. Please ensure you label the resulting file with the permit number. If you need assistance creating a .zip file, a visual guide is available.
      • Only revised sheets of plans need to be submitted with all changes clouded.
      • Provide narrative indicating sheet number and the associated changes.
      • Provide building application indicating revision.
      • Revisions must adhere to the requirements outlined above
    • Upload your documents here. A visual guide on creating a zip file and uploading your documents is available.
    • If you have questions regarding your file upload, please email permitting@hcflgov.net or call (813) 272-5600.

    For Virtual Inspections:

    • Gather all required imagery as noted in the appropriate checklist.
    • Please ensure your files are labeled with the permit number and what checklist item is shown. Highlight all files to be submitted and compress them into a single .zip file. Please ensure you label this file with the permit number. If you need assistance creating a .zip file, a visual guide is available.
    • Please ensure all files are in mpeg, mp4, avi, mov, jpeg or pdf format.
      • Videos resolution must be at least 700p
      • Photo resolution must be at least 300dpi
    • Upload your documents here. A visual guide on creating a zip file and uploading your documents is available.
    • If you have questions regarding your file upload, please email virtualinspections@hcflgov.net or call (813) 272-5600.
  • Site & Subdivision Development

    For Site Development or Subdivision project submittal:

    • Complete the appropriate application.
    • Visit HCFLGov.net/Centerpass and schedule your submittal appointment.
    • Ensure that you have all required files labeled with the Folio number and name of the project.
    • Files must be in pdf format and contained within a single .zip file. If you need assistance creating a .zip file, a visual guide is available.
      • Files with digital signatures must follow Florida Statues Chapter 668 – Electronic Commerce and Florida Administrative Code for Engineers and Architects.
    • 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment, staff will email you a link to upload your files. A visual guide on creating a zip file and uploading your documents is available.
    • Our intake staff will review your submission and notify you if there are any missing/incorrect items.

    For Site Development or Subdivision project resubmittal:

    • Visit HCFLGov.net/Centerpass and schedule your resubmittal appointment.
    • Ensure that you have all required files labeled with the Project ID and name of the project.
      • Files must be in pdf format and contained within a single .zip file. If you need assistance creating a .zip file, a visual guide is available.
      • Files with digital signatures must follow Florida Statues Chapter 668 – Electronic Commerce and Florida Administrative Code for Engineers and Architects.
    • At least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment, staff will email you a link to upload your files. A visual guide on creating a zip file and uploading your documents is available.
    • Our intake staff will review your submission and notify you if there are any missing/incorrect items.
  • Natural Resources

    To submit an application for a Tree Removal Permit, Wetland Setback Administrative Waiver, Natural Resources (other/grubbing) land alterations without construction, Natural Resources Agricultural Exemptions for land alterations activities or Wildlife Habitat Evaluation:

    • Complete the appropriate application.
    • For files totaling greater than 25 MB, ensure that you have all required files labeled with the Folio number. Files must be in pdf or jpeg format. Highlight all files to be submitted and compress them into a single .zip file. Please ensure you label this file with the folio number. A visual guide on creating zip file and uploading your documents is available.
      • For Tree Removal Permits, upload your documents here.
      • For Dangerous Tree Declarations and Grand Oak Pruning Affidavit, upload your documents here.
      • For Land Excavation Operating Permits, upload your documents here.
      • For Wetland Setback Administrative Waiver, upload your documents here.
      • For Natural Resources (other/grubbing) land alterations without construction, upload your documents here.
      • For Natural Resources Agricultural Exemptions for land alterations activities, upload your documents here.
      • For Wildlife Habitat Evaluation, upload your documents here.
    • If you have questions regarding your file upload, please email NaturalResources@hcflgov.net or call (813) 272-5600.

    Please note: Your signature certifies your legal responsibilities associated with the submission of your application. A Natural Resources (other/grubbing) land alterations without construction application requires approval prior to the commencing of the project.

  • Zoning

    To submit a zoning application:

    • Complete the appropriate application. Some applications are PDF fillable and some are print-out only. Fillable forms may not work with all browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, etc.) - if you have issues with the form, do one of the following: Download the form to your computer, open it up with a PDF viewer, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, then fill it out and print it; or, Download the printable version of the form, print and fill out by hand; or, Try using the Internet Explorer browser to open the PDF.
    • Ensure that you have all required files labeled with the Folio number. Files must be in pdf format and minimum resolution of 300 dpi. If the total size of your files is under 25 MB, please email them to zoningintake-dsd@hcflgov.net.
    • If the total size of your files is greater than 25 MB or you are having difficulty sending them via email, please upload your documents here. Highlight all files to be submitted and compress them into a single .zip file. Please ensure you label this file with the folio number. If you need assistance creating a .zip file. A visual guide on creating a zip file and uploading your documents is available.
    • For Applications requiring a public hearing - standard rezoning, planned development, major modification, personal appearance, special use – alcoholic beverage (waiver), variances, general special use: Once payment is received, you will receive your required letter of notice, HOA mailing list and instructions about how to proceed with mailing your notice. Mailing deadlines and delivery of electronic delivery of proof of mailing will also be provided.
    • For Administrative Applications (All other Applications): Once payment is received, it will be assigned to a planner for review.

    To submit revised/additional information

    • The submittal must include a completed “Revised/Additional Information” sheet as a PDF.
    • Ensure that you have all required files labeled with the application number, including the prefix. Files must be in pdf format and minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
    • If the total size of your files is under 25 MB, you may email them to zoningintake-dsd@hcflgov.net. Please ensure you include the application number including its prefix in the email subject. For example PD 20-1234. If the total size of your files is greater than 25 MB, please submit them to the appropriate Digital Drop-off folder. To submit revised/additional information, upload your documents here. Highlight all files to be submitted and compress them into a single .zip file. Please ensure you label this file with the application number including its prefix. For example PD 20-1234. If you need assistance creating a .zip file or uploading your file, a visual guide is available.

    General Site Plan Certification:

    • The submittal email must include a completed “General Site Plan Review/Certification Application” sheet as a PDF.
    • Ensure that you have all required files labeled with the application number, including the prefix. Files must be in pdf format and minimum resolution of 300 dpi. If the total size of your files is under 25 MB, you may email them to zoningintake-dsd@hcflgov.net. Please ensure you include the application number including its prefix in the email subject. For example PD 20-1234.
    • If the total size of your files is greater than 25 MB, please submit them to the appropriate Digital Drop-off folder. To submit a General Site Plan Certification, upload your documents here. Highlight all files to be submitted and compress them into a single .zip file. Please ensure you label this file with the application number including its prefix. For example PD 20-1234. If you need assistance creating a .zip file, a visual guide is available.