Community Development

The Community Development Department is responsible for ensuring that land use, building, and infrastructure activities comply with the city's adopted plans, codes and specifications.


The department is actively involved in:
  • Building and site plan review
  • Code administration
  • Code inspections and enforcement
  • Community redevelopment
  • Comprehensive and strategic planning
  • Natural resource protection
The department also oversees the planning, design, and implementation of the city’s capital improvements program based on the priorities established in the adopted budget.

Advisory Boards

The Community Development Department provides professional expertise and assistance to the:
  • Planning and Zoning Board (which also serves as the Downtown Redevelopment Board and Historic Incentives Board)
  • Community Redevelopment Agency
  • Board of Appeals
  • Code Enforcement Board


For information on meeting dates and times, please see our calendar.

Walking Audits

In October of 2017, the Forward Pinellas staff led a walkability audit pilot project to demonstrate how walking audits work and to evaluate two walking routes to downtown Safety Harbor.  A link to the full report summarizing the process and findings is below:

Safety Harbor Walkability Audit Final Report