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Development Services


Linda Portal
Director of Community Development

300 Municipal Drive
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Duties and Responsibilities

The Community Development Department is responsible for offering citizens a variety of services including building permits, inspections, code compliance, land development, zoning compliance, planning services, flood zone planning and more.

The department works in cooperation with Pinellas County and holds seats on the Planners Advisory Committee to the Pinellas Planning Council (PPC), the Pinellas County Local Mitigation Strategy Workgroup, and other countywide advisory committees.

The Community Development Department coordinates the City’s annual Community Rating System (CRS) efforts relating to the National Flood Insurance Program.

Mission and Role in City Hall

The mission of the Community Development Department, and its staff, is to maintain the unique beach community character of Madeira Beach while working toward a vision of improved land and water uses. The planning process is intended to improve the health, safety, and welfare of the community.

The Community Development Director reports to the City Manager and serves as the staff liaison to the Planning Commission, Board of Commissioners, and Special Magistrate for variance, special exception use matters, and administrative appeal cases.

The City of Madeira Beach Code of Ordinances is available on Municode. There is a delay between when the Board of Commissioners passes ordinances (amendments to the Code) and when they appear on Municode. Please check the Document Center for the most up to date ordinances. If you have specific questions, please contact planning staff at planning@madeirabeachfl.gov. 

Plan Review Documents

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