Planning Department

Jefferson County Florida Planning Department 
Planning Official: Shannon Metty                                   Planning Assistant: Renee' Long                                  
 445 West Palmer Mill Rd 
Monticello, Fl 32344
850-342-0223, Fax 850-342-0225


Upcoming Meeting:
Dec. 14th, 2023
6pm EST @ Jefferson Co. Courthouse Annex
435 W Walnut St. Monticello, FL 32344

Topic: Planning Commission Workshop

Time: Dec 14, 2023 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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Meeting ID: 861 0151 3844     Passcode: 296021


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Meeting ID: 861 0151 3844     Passcode: 296021


 Planning Commission Meeting:  

 Please contact the Planning Department office prior to taking any action, or for answers to any questions, related to land use or the subdivision of property. Building and other types of permits will not be issued for any site without issuance of a Development Permit from the Planning Department.

 For individuals requiring accommodations we ask that you complete and return the ADA Request Form


911 Address Form                                                                                      Driveway Application

Staff Review Minor Subdivision                                                          Business Application

Utility Placement within County ROW                                              Temporary Use Permit

Please contact the Planning Dept for Major Development or Special Exception Applications

The following are informational Pdf files available here for viewing, printing, and download - click on the underlined links below:
2025 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN (Adopted 02/02/2012)
FUTURE LAND USE MAP (Adopted 02/02/2012) 
Note: Upon opening the above pdf document, there is a lengthy Table of Contents. Your cursor will change from an arrow pointer to a hand with pointing finger. Scroll (wheel works best) to the subject you wish to read and left-click the pointer to go to that subject (it will be at the top of the page).
The LDC contains nine Articles (Chapters) and we tried to make it somewhat like a handbook.
   ARTICLE 1 (General Provisions) Purpose, Objectives, and Definitions of terms used and what activities require permits.
   ARTICLE 2 (Land Use) Types of uses by category & allowable uses in each.
   ARTICLE 3 (Concurrency) Levels of Service of Comprehensive Plan elements.
   ARTICLE 4 (Resource Protection) Environmental features and protection.
   ARTICLE 5 (Development Design) Design of site plans and subdivisions.
   ARTICLE 6 (Signs)
   ARTICLE 7 (Non-Standard Development) Non-Conforming Developments and Variances.
   ARTICLE 8 (Boards and Agencies) Planning Department, Official, and Commission.
   ARTICLE 9 (Administration) Development Permits and procedures.

Special Note: Current Land Use Regulations require an applicant for any subdivision/site plan approval to provide a current recorded deed upon submittal of an application. When there are multiple names listed as owners of a parcel, ALL owners must sign ALL applications, forms, etc., or legally appoint a representative authorized to act in their behalf.


Planning Commission Meeting Schedule: The Jefferson County Planning Commission does not meet every month; however, when they do, meetings are generally scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM, on the 2nd Thursday of each month. All meetings are advertised a minimum of 10 days (but not more than 30 days) prior to the meeting dates. Meetings are scheduled for:
     1. Public Hearings regarding development applications,
Public Hearings regarding the adoptions of ordinances,
     3. Workshops that are generally scheduled (& advertised) to occur after "regular" meetings or as separate meetings.

Agenda of upcoming meetings are available at the Planning Department office.

Jefferson County Planning Commissioners, click here

Please visit the Planning Department Informational LINKS 

(This Plan was developed as a studio project of the Florida Planning and Development Lab at Florida State University’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Each link is a separate pdf file.)
The NWI is available online at When ready to use the mapper (choose “Wetland Mapper VI), you may have to scroll down the page to find and click on the box labeled "Click Here to Open the Wetlands Mapper". After clicking on the "red box" you will see a map and there will be a white box near the upper right corner of the page. Type in an address "XXXX Street name, City, State" (You can substitute the zip code for typing out the city/state).