The Planning Department's main responsibilities are implementing the Sumter County Comprehensive Plan and providing long-range planning and coordination for Sumter County.

Additional Duties

The Planning Department also handles:

  • Intergovernmental coordination for land planning
  • Concurrency determinations
  • Population and demographics
  • Floodplain management
  • Site development review
  • Non-residential road impact fees
  • Final non-residential site inspections for Certificates of Occupancy
  • Subdivision platting 
  • Processing all rezoning, special use, temporary use, and conditional use permit applications
  • Coordinating the Zoning and Adjustment Board
  • Furnishing information on a parcel-by-parcel basis regarding land use, current zoning, and flood designations, which is also available online

Customer Satisfaction Survey

Sumter County Planning is committed to providing the highest level of service to its customers. In order to assess customer satisfaction, please take a moment to complete our online customer service survey.

Joint Planning Agreements

Sumter County has entered into joint planning agreements with the City of Wildwood and City of Bushnell. To determine whether property is located within the joint planning area (JPA), please use Sumter GIS. Property located within the JPA may require additional development standards, including annexation into the City of Wildwood or City of Bushnell. If the property is located within the JPA, please contact the City of Wildwood at 352-330-1330 or City of Bushnell at 352-793-2591 for further information.