Community Development

Community Development

Mission Statement

The Community Development Department will maintain the public health, safety and welfare by establishing appropriate land use categories, protection of natural resources and assuring financial feasibility of capital improvements through maintenance and amendment of the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan; implementation of the Comprehensive Plan and development of rules to assure a quality built environment through the Hardee County Unified Land Development Code; and enforcement of the Plan and Code through provisions in the Code and other applicable codes and ordinances.



Expedited Applications:

If an applicant believes they are entitled to expedited processing of an application for a building permit or development order, the applicant shall advise the County (upon submission of the application ) of the statutory basis entitling it to expedited processing. The County shall give applications for building permits or development orders that are entitled to expedited processing first priority and applicants may expect that such applications will be reviewed and processed quicker than other applications.


Publicly Owned Potential Affordable Housing Sites

28-34-25-0000-05310-0000 HARDEE COUNTY   SR 64 SR W 1.240 Vacant Land W. of Pioneer Park
02-34-26-0000-07270-0000 HARDEE COUNTY 298 REST HAVEN RD   5.551 *RESTHAVEN
27-34-25-0760-00004-0001 HARDEE COUNTY 905 SR 64 SR W 1.630 Parking Area South of Pioneer Park
27-34-25-0760-00005-0001 HARDEE COUNTY   SECOND ST W 2.197 Parking Area South of Pioneer Park


Contact Information

Todd Miller, AICP - Community Development Director
Jorden Eisenstein - Planning Technician
Vacant - Adminstrative Assistant

110 S. 9th Ave
Wauchula , FL 33873

Office Phone: (863 ) 767-1964
Fax: (863 ) 767-0360

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Documents & Links

Unified Land Development Code

Land Development Code

Memorandum of Major Changes
2030 Hardee County Comp Plan Maps only
2030 Hardee County Comp Plan No Maps
Application - Planning Department 1002-2013
DFIRM 1988
DFIRM 2013
Florida Administrative Register Ad for RFP Transit Plan
Hardee Long Term Recovery Plan Dec2004
Planning and Development Application Fees
Zoning and Land Use Information Sheet Form