Community Development Department


The City of Bonita Springs Community Development Department is responsible for helping assure that buildings and other structures within our city are planned, designed and built in a way that is safe and compliant with all codes and regulations. Our mission is to provide citizens and the development community with a high level of professional, customer-focused service. Our office is conveniently located at 9220 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 111, Bonita Springs, FL. 34135 (in the Sunshine Professional Plaza across the street from Spanish Wells sub-division). Office hours are 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday thru Friday (Planning/Zoning, remain open until 5:00pm).

Community Development has three primary divisions:

Planning & Zoning

  • Development Review
  • Minimum Use Determination
  • Conventional Rezoning
  • Planned Development Rezoning
  • Landscape and Irrigation
  • Concurrency Management
  • Site Plan Review
  • Staff Recommendations
  • Public Hearings
  • Code Interpretation
  • Variances
  • Special Exception
  • Transfer of Development Rights
  • Impact Fee Assessments
  • Code Text and Map Amendments
  • Development Orders
  • Developer Comp-Plan Amendments
  • No Cost Pre-Application Meetings

Development Engineering and Environmental Sciences

  • Plat Review
  • Development Plans Review
  • On-Site Infrastructure
  • Base Flood Elevation
  • Drainage and SWM
  • Grading and Erosion Control
  • Easements and Rights-of-Way
  • Administration
  • FDEP, ACOE, and SFWMD Coordination
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Endangered Species
  • Habitat Protection
  • Wetlands Protection
  • Coastal Construction
  • Sea Turtle Monitoring
  • Bald Eagle Monitoring
  • Historical and Archaeological Resources
  • Inspection and Certificates of Compliance

Building and Inspections

  • Intake Services
  • Construction Plans Review
  • Building Relocation Permits
  • Building Inspection
  • Threshold Inspection
  • Environmental Inspection
  • Infrastructure Inspection
  • Coastal Construction Inspection
  • Fees Collection
  • Building Permits
  • Temporary Use Permits
  • Certificates of Compliance
  • Certificates of Occupancy
  • Business and Occupational Licenses
  • Contractor Certification
  • Contractor City Registration Monitoring