Land Development Code Amendments

  1. Amendment Process
  2. How To Get Involved

The County's Ordinance Development Team (ODT) leads the drafting and review of all potential Land Development Code (LDC) Amendments. ODT is comprised of Staff members from Zoning, Current Planning, Long Range Planning, Code Enforcement and the County Attorney's Office. In addition, ODT members will work with subject matter experts from other County departments, or non-county entities as appropriate.

After any necessary research is completed, potential amendments are drafted by members of ODT. The draft Ordinance is vetted through the larger ODT group and then taken through a stakeholder review process. If a focused stakeholder group is utilized, that group will be part of the drafting process early on. The draft Ordinance will then be taken to the LDC Interested Parties for review and comment. If a focused stakeholder group is not utilized, the draft ordinance will go directly to the LDC Interested Parties.

Once the LDC Interested Parties group has provided comments back to Staff, ODT will discuss any potential revisions prior to the start of the hearing process. Board Workshops may be determined to be necessary at any stage of the production of an Ordinance.

Once a "final" Ordinance has been drafted, it is required to, at minimum, have one (1) LPA public hearing, and two (2) BCC public hearings. These hearings must be noticed at least 10 days in advance of the first scheduled hearing.

Depending upon the scope of the issue at hand, it can take anywhere from a few months to over a year to adopt an LDC amendment from start to finish.

  1. Roberto Becerril

    Assistant Planning and Development Director
    Phone: 727-847-8140

Restated, Reorganized and Amended Land Development Code

Pasco County’s restated, reorganized and amended Land Development Code was effective January 1, 2012. Since that time, the LDC has undergone a series of amendments. Previous versions of the Code can be viewed on the Land Development Code Rewrite webpage.

As the LDC is an on-going work in progress, the County will be making further amendments. These amendments are addressed through tiered priorities as set forth by the Board of County Commissioners (BCC), or through yearly amendment packages that address minor fixes to the Code.

LDC Tier Priorities

Staff is continuously working on LDC amendments to implement the County’s Comprehensive Plan vision and goals. All of these potential amendments are important to meet that vision, and a tiered priority approach is used to ensure that each of these priority items are addressed. On February 24, 2016, the BCC approved a formal Resolution with the updated LDC Tier Priorities (PDF).

LDC Minor Fix Amendments

Some of the proposed LDC amendments brought to the BCC tend to be relatively minor in nature.

Recently Adopted Amendments

 Recently Adopted LDC Amendments:

  • Amendment 45 - Minor Fixes - Ordinance No. 20-39 (PDF) (Effective December 11, 2020)
  • Amendment 46 - Section 602 J. "Ben" Harrill Villages of Pasadena Hills Stewardship District - Ordinance No. 21-02 (PDF) (Effective January 27, 2021)
  • Amendment 47 - Section 526.3 C-2 General Commercial District Conditional Uses = Ordinance No. 21-07 (PDF) (Effective May 7, 2021)
  • Amendment 48 - Section 602 J. "Ben" Harrill Villages of Pasadena Hills Stewardship District  - Ordinance No. 21-21 (PDF) (Effective September 30, 2021)
  • Amendment 49 - Multi-Modal Mobility Fee Update - Ordinance No. 21-22 (PDF) (Increases or decreases in Exhibit B Effective January 1, 2022)
  • Amendment 50 - Solar Facility - Ordinance No. 21-23 (PDF) - consistency with Section 163.04, Florida Statutes
  • Amendment 51 - Section 1302.8 Water and Wastewater Service Connection Fees - Ordinance No. 21-24 (PDF)
  • Amendment 52 - Package set of Amendments - Ordinance No. 21-36 (PDF) (Effective December 9, 2021)
  • Amendment 53 - Section 204 Planning Commission - Ordinance No. 21-35 (PDF) (Effective December 9, 2021)
  • Amendment 54 - Section 602.8.M.3 Villages of Pasadena Hills Impact Fees, Development Fee Surcharges, and  Transportation Development Fee Schedules (Exhibit 602-C) - Ordinance No 22-12 (PDF) (Effective March 24, 2022)
  • Amendment 55 - Section 802 Tree Preservation and Replacement, Section 905.2 Landscaping and Buffering, and Section 905.3 Plantings in Rights-of-Way of Residential Subdivisions - Ordinance No. 22-23 (PDF) Effective May 6, 2022

Proposed Amendments

The following proposed amendments were presented at the April 20, 2022 Horizontal Roundtable/Interested Parties Meeting.

LDC Section 406.1 Signs (PDF)

LDC Section 601 Traditional Neighborhood Design (PDF)

LDC Section 1200 Nonconformities (PDF)

LDC Appendix A Definitions (PDF)

Comments to be provided to dbhernandez@pascocountyfl.net no later than close of business May 18, 2022.

In Process Amendments

Temporary Moratorium (180 days) On the Submission and Acceptance of Applications For Building Permits, Site Plans, Special Exception Uses, Conditional Uses, Rezonings, And Comprehensive Plan Amendments Within The Moratorium Areas Around Airports In Pasco County 

Local Planning Agency

3/3/2022
1:30 p.m.

Historic Pasco County Courthouse, 37918 Meridian Avenue, 2nd Floor
Dade City, FL 33525
Board of County Commissioners (1st Reading)

5/3/20221:30 p.m.Historic Pasco County Courthouse, 37918 Meridian Avenue, 2nd Floor
Dade City, FL 33525
Board of County Commissioners (Adoption)

5/17/20221:30 p.m.West Pasco Government Center, Board Room
8731 Citizens Drive
New Port Richey, FL 34654

Amendments to Land Development Code Section 902 Stormwater; Subsection 902.2.K, To Eliminate The Requirement to Submit As-Built Surveys, Except in Flood Hazard Areas. Proposed Ordinance (PDF)

Local Planning Agency

4/7/221:30 p.m.

 Historic Pasco County Courthouse, 37918 Meridian Avenue, 2nd Floor, Board Room
Dade City, FL 33525
Board of County Commissioners (1st Reading)

5/3/221:30 p.m.Historic Pasco County Courthouse, 37918 Meridian Avenue, 2nd Floor, Board Room
Dade City, FL 33525
Board of County Commissioners (Adoption)

7/12/221:30 p.m.Historic Pasco County Courthouse, 37918 Meridian Avenue, 2nd Floor, Board Room
Dade City, FL 33525

Building Height - Amendments to Land Development Code Chapter 500 Zoning, Sections  509 E-R Estate Residential, 512 R-1MH Single Family/Mobile Home, R-1 Rural Density Residential, Section 514 R-1 Rural Density Residential, 515 R-2 Low Density Residential, 516 R-3 Medium Density Residential, and R-4 High Density Residential to increase building height from 35 feet to 45 feet - Proposed Ordinance (PDF)

Local Planning Agency4/21/221:30 p.m.West Pasco Government Center, Board Room
8731 Citizens Drive
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Board of County
Commissioners (1st Reading)
5/17/221:30 p.m.West Pasco Government Center, Board Room
8731 Citizens Drive
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Board of County Commissioners (Adoption)6/7/221:30 p.m.Historic Pasco County Courthouse, 37918 Meridian Avenue, 2nd Floor, Board Room
Dade City, FL 33525

Amendments to Land Development Code Sections 406.1 Signs, 601.10 Traditional Neighborhood Design - Signs, 1200 Nonconformities Creating Section 1204.3 Nonconforming Signs, and Appendix A Definitions.

Local Planning Agency
6/2/22
1:30 p.m.
Historic Pasco County Courthouse, 37918 Meridian Avenue, 2nd Floor, Board Room
Dade City, FL 33525
Board of County
Commissioners (1st Reading)
6/7/22
1:30 p.m.
Historic Pasco County Courthouse, 37918 Meridian Avenue, 2nd Floor, Board Room
Dade City, FL 33525
Board of County Commissioners (Adoption)
6/21/22
1:30 p.m.
West Pasco Government Center, Board Room
8731 Citizens Drive
New Port Richey, FL 34654