Planning & Zoning

Planning and Zoning services include the implementation of the Green Cove Springs Comprehensive Plan, the creation and modification of the City ordinances that regulate development within the City, and the review of all plans for new development or modifications to existing development for compliance with the City's applicable ordinances and the Green Cove Springs Comprehensive Plan.

The purpose of Planning and Zoning is to establish and enforce development criteria such as setbacks, building heights, landscaping, and signs, to assure that the City of Green Cove Springs' appearance is preserved.

All plans for development, whether it be a new building, the modification of or addition to an existing building, the addition of items such as swimming pools, fences and screens, and signs, require the review and approval of Planning and Zoning prior to the approval of an application for a building permit.

Application Portal

Use the Green Cove Springs Application Portal to apply for new permits, planning projects, or lien search requests! You'll also find there public notices, a parcel search option to research properties, and a place to report Code Enforcement concerns.

For quick introductory lessons on the portal, visit the Portal Information page.

Long Range Development Plans 


Green Cove Springs GeoHub

Local Business

Approval Process

See printable flow chart (PDF).

Site Plan Approval Process Flow Chart (PDF)