Planning & Zoning Department

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines, stating that people who have been fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities without wearing a mask or physical distancing

This updated CDC guidance came shortly after Governor Desantis issued Executive Order 21-102 suspending all local COVID-19 restrictions and mandates on individuals and businesses.

In accordance with these measures, this Town of Oakland hereby replaces the office procedures for the Planning  and Zoning Department Office with the following:

  • The Planning and Zoning Department Office located at 301 N. Tubb Street, Suite #114 will open to the public as of June 1, 2021 with a limited schedule of Monday through Friday 8:00am -1:00pm.
  • The maximum capacity is two customers at one time.
  • Masks are encourage for all in-person contact
  • The public is still strongly encouraged to call in credit card payments at 407-656-1117 ext. 2105,  in advance of picking up Building Permits .
  • Permit Requirements are available online at www.oaklandfl.gov/876/Building-Permit-Information. If you have any questions, email jrichardson@oaklandfl.gov or vgibbons@oaklandfl.gov.
  • Commercial and new residential construction must include a digital copy via disc or thumb drive and appropriate hard copies for the Building Official to review and must be dropped off at the Planning & Zoning Department, 301 N. Tubb St. Suite 114, between 8:00 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding public holidays.
  • The permit types below are the ONLY permit types that may be submitted via email as a PDF  to permits@oaklandfl.gov:
  1. Fences
  2. Air Conditioning
  3. Interior Renovations /Alterations (Please Call PDCS, LLC at (407) 277-9795 before submitting via email)
  4. Re-Roof
  5. Windows / Doors
  6. All other permit applications must include a digital copy via disc or thumb drive and appropriate hard copies for the Building Official to review and must be dropped off at the Planning & Zoning Department, 301 N. Tubb St. Suite 114, between 8:00 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding public holidays. 
  • When your building permit is ready to be picked up, you will be notified directly by the Town of Oakland Planning & Zoning Department via email.

 The Planning and Zoning Department administers land development and building permits, planning and zoning. We draft reports and make recommendations to the Appearance Review Board, the Planning and Zoning Board and the Town Commission. The Town’s Comprehensive Plan guides the department to retain our small-town, quaint environment, and preserve that identity. Our responsibilities include:

  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Land Development Regulations/Zoning Code
  • Transportation Planning
  • Building Permit Processing
  • Geographic Information Systems (Mapping)
  • Economic and Demographic Research
  • Special Grant Applications