Planning & Zoning Department

On Thursday, March 19, the Town Commission approved a resolution declaring a State of Emergency due to the threat of coronavirus disease (COVID-19.) The resolution is available online.


COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Therefore, in following social distancing guidance from the CDC and Florida Department of Health, the following protocols will go into effect beginning Friday, March 20, 2020 until further notice:

  • The Town of Oakland Planning & Zoning Department Offices will be limiting its hours for in-person service starting Friday, March 20, 2020.
  • Hours of operation will be limited to 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday for pick up and payment of permits and drop-off of new permit applications.
  • The public is strongly encouraged to call in credit card payments between these operating hours to 407-656-1117 ext. 2105 or bring a check made payable to the Town of Oakland.
  • The below are the ONLY permit types that may be submitted via email as a PDF  to permits@oaklandfl.gov:
  • Fences
  • Air Conditioning
  • Interior Renovations /Alterations (Please Call PDCS, LLC at (407) 277-9795)
  • Re-Roof
  • Windows / Doors
  • All other permit types 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 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • 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.
  • When your permit is ready, you will be notified directly by the Town of Oakland 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
COMPLETE BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATIONS FOR PERMITS OTHER THAN NEW CONSTRUCTION OR COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION MAY BE EMAILED TO PERMITS@OAKLANDFL.GOV