The Planning, Research, and Development Department exists to guide growth and development in the City of Florence. Through the Unified Development Ordinance, zoning is used to identify land uses to protect property values as well as both natural and built resources. The purpose of the Comprehensive Plan is to provide for controlled growth and development that improves the quality of life for all residents.

Any construction or new business within the City is required to obtain a zoning permit before applying for a building permit or business license.

Urban Planning and Development Resources