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Development

Our Vision

Building a better tomorrow, starting today

Our Mission
Promote public welfare and safety, improve aesthetics and advance urban 
design, enhance the business community, and preserve neighborhoods by providing quality service that is knowledgeable, efficient, comprehensive, and helpful.

Responsibilities 
Development coordinates the approval processes for building
planning and zoning, and redevelopment activities in the city. The department ensures that existing properties and newly constructed buildings meet all applicable codes and regulations. It also provides long-range comprehensive planning services and short-range zoning information. 

Refer to each of these web pages for more information:

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Scheduling Pre-Application Meetings with DRC

The City's Development Review Committee (DRC) provide an informal pre-application meeting where potential projects can be presented and reviewed by staff from various departments involved in the development review and permitting processes (Planning and Development, Engineering, Fire, Public Works). The committee will review both conceptual and detailed plans and will provide feedback and guidance based on the materials presented at the meeting.

The DRC meets generally each Thursday, excluding holidays, starting at 10:30 am with customers. Meetings are held in the Development Department located on the first floor of City Hall, 5919 Main Street.

If you are thinking of bringing a new development 

project to New Port Richey, the Development Department strongly encourages you to meet with us “Early and Often,” preferably before any
project design work has begun. Whether you are the developer, land planner, or the property owner, Development will arrange a meeting with members of various City departments to discuss your potential project and conceptual site plan early 
in the design process.


To schedule an appointment with the DRC, please contact Gus Karpas, Senior Planner, at 727-853-1042 or .  Appointments must be requested at least one week prior to the DRC meeting.
 
 
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Property Jurisdiction: 

Before contacting the Development Department, check the Pasco County Property Appraiser’s website to ensure that the property you are  inquiring about is located in the City of New Port Richey’s jurisdiction.  Not all properties within New Port Richey zip codes are located in the City limits.

 
 
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Hot Topics

Medical Marijuana Ordinance Under Development

Following two City Council worksessions, Staff is preparing an ordinance to address the issue in the City.  A meeting of the Land Development Review Board to review the ordinance has been postponed to July 20.  For more information, contact Chris Mettler, Senior Planner at   or 727-853-1044.  

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Parking Regulations in Effect in May, 2016
The New Port Richey City Council has adopted new residential parking 
regulations that prohibit parking on grass in front or side yards.  The new regulations do not affect parking in back yards and do not apply to RVs, watercraft, or trailers.   

The new parking regulations will be enforced beginning May 18, 2016.  Only residents within the City limits are affected.  Two-week temporary parking permits will be available free of charge, twice per year per residence.   You
may qualify for a grant to construct a new driveway or repair an existing driveway.   For more information, contact, Chris Mettler, Senior Planner at 
727-853-1044 or via email at 

The regulations are available here.

Frequently asked questions about the regulations are available here.
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Department 
Video 
Check out what we do in the Development Department!  Be sure to turn on
your speakers.

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Home Improvement Reimbursement Grants offer more funds!  
Read more under the Housing Grants web page.

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Zoning Information Available through Development Department

The Development Department is your source for information about zoning on
all parcels within the City limits.  Please call us at 727-853-1042 for assistance. 

Do not use the zoning information contained on the Pasco County Property Appraiser website
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We are Hungry for Your Feedback

Tell us what you think about our service by completing the 2016 comment card and emailing it to .  We're constantly working to evolve our customer service experience.  Please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey to help us provide a greater level of service.   

Thanks for your thoughts!
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Fold Your Plans Like a Pro!

Why does the Development Department ask that you fold your development plans this way? A properly folded plan 1) makes the title block visible without having to open the entire sheet, 2) is easier to open and close, and 3) fits in standard size file folder.


Contact Us
Lisa L. Fierce
Director
Ph: (727) 853-1038
Email

Nancy Cardoza
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist
Ph: (727) 853-1016
Email


Location & Office Hours
5919 Main St.
New Port Richey, FL 34652 
Fx: (727) 853-1052 

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm




Building Division:


Building Permit Information:
Ph: (727) 853-1047

Inspection Request Line:
Ph: (727) 853-1048
Call the day before the
requested inspection

- Provide:
 * company phone number,
 * job site address,
 * type of inspection needed, 
 * permit number (starts with year)

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Inspections will be performed between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm; 
we cannot guarantee the time the inspector will be at the property, 
but we
will do our best to accommodate!

- Check the status of your permit here


Jim Evetts
Building Official
Ph: (727) 853-1045
Email

Bradley Weick
Building Inspector
Ph: (727) 853-1046
Email

Tammy Ledford
Development Technician (building permit
information)
Ph: (727) 853-1047
Email



Planning Division:


Zoning Information
Ph: (727) 853-1042


Erica Lindquist
Planner
Ph: (727) 853-1042
Email

Chris Mettler
Senior Planner
Ph: (727) 853-1044
Email

Melanie Tyler
Development Technician (general inquiries,
pre-application meetings, etc.)
Ph: (727) 853-1039
Email



Redevelopment Division:

Erica Lindquist
Housing Rehabilitation Grant Specialist 
Ph: (727) 853-1050
Email