Levy County Planning Department

The Planning Department maintains and administers the Levy County Comprehensive Plan. The department conducts research and analysis to assess and promote, in the public interest, the best use of the County’s natural and physical resources and to develop policies, plans and ordinances to that end. The department also functions as a review agency to ensure that current development occurs in a manner that is consistent with the county’s land use, economic and environmental policy.

The Planning Department is responsible for processing Future Land Use Map amendments and reviewing proposed amendments for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan.  For proposed Future Land Use Map amendments, please contact the Planning Department to schedule a meeting to discuss the proposed amendment, application requirements and deadlines. To get Instructions and application forms for Future Land Use Map Amendments, Use the menu bar just above the top of this page, select “On-Line Documents”, then go to “Planning Department”.  Select the document of your choice from the list that appears. After meeting with the Planning Department staff, print the forms, fill them out and then submit them to this office along with the appropriate application fee.





Contact Information

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 930
Bronson, FL 32621

Street Address:
660 North Hathaway Avenue
Bronson, FL 32621

Telephone: (352) 486-5405
Fax: (352) 486-5549

Main Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Advisory Board - Levy County Planning Commission
Member Name Member Type Term Expires
Karen Smith (Vice-Chair) District 1 4/2019
Thomas J. Harper District 2 4/2020
Thadus Barber Jr. (Chair) District 3 4/2022
Phil E. Parker District 4 4/2021
Thomas J. Inman District 5 4/2022
John Lott Non-Voting School Board Member N/A
Robert Lowyns Alternate 4/2020
H. Vaughn Lee Alternate 4/2019

Five members and four alternates, who shall be residents of the county and appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.  One non-voting member, representing the Levy County School Board.

Term Length:  4 years, with the exception of the non-voting school board member.

Term of Office:  All appointments shall continue to be effective until their successors are chosen. Any vacancy in membership shall be filled for the unexpired term by the board of county commissioners who shall have the authority to remove any member for cause, upon written charges, after a public hearing.

Powers and Duties: To prepare and recommend to the board of county commissioners the adoption of a comprehensive plan for the physical development of the county and to perfect it from time to time. In conducting its work, the planning commission may consider and investigate any subject matter tending to the development and betterment of the county and may make recommendations as it may deem advisable concerning the adoption thereof to the board of county commissioners. The comprehensive plan shall be based upon and include appropriate studies of the location and extent of present and anticipated use of land, population, social and economic resources and problems, and other useful data. The planning commission is advisory to the board of county commissioners and makes recommendations on all requests for rezonings, special exceptions, planned unit developments, conditional use permits, comprehensive plan policy amendments, comprehensive plan evaluation and appraisal reports, large and small scale future land use amendments, and final subdivision plats. The planning commission prepares and recommends to the board of county commissioners for adoption, rules and regulations governing the approval of maps and plats of the subdivision of land within the geographical boundaries of the county in accordance with the requirement of maps and plats, F.S. Chapter 177.

Meetings:  First Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Location:
Levy County Courthouse
County Commissioners Room
355 South Court Street
Bronson, FL 32621

Contact Person:
Shenley Neely
Planning Director
Levy County Planning Department
(352) 486-5405

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