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Development Department
Contact Information

Bill Hammond, Building Official

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 672
Bronson, FL 32621

Street Address:
622 E. Hathaway Ave.
Bronson, FL 32621

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

Main Telephone: (352) 486-5198

Directory:  Permitting (option 1)

                     Zoning (option 2)

                     Code Enforcement (option 3)

                      Inspectors (options 4 & 5)

                      Finance & Licensing (option 6)


Building Department Fax:
(352) 486- 5246

Zoning and Code Enforcement Fax:  (352) 486-3492

Emails by Departments:

Building - billh.levybz@bellsouth.net

Zoning - grace.levybz@bellsouth.net

Licensing - kim.levybz@bellsouth.net

Permitting - heather.levybz@bellsouth.net

Code Enforcement - janelle.levybz@bellsouth.net

Inspectors - don.levybz@bellsouth.net

                  wayne.levybz@bellsouth.net

 


 



Common code violations
  • Zoning compliance: Boats and RV's parked in front yards, commercial use of residential properties, accumulation of non-serviceable vehicles, abandoned property, and tractor/trailers parking in residential areas.
  • Building permits and inspections: Structures erected or renovated without building permits or inspections, and structures in unsafe condition.
  • Environmental: Wetlands violations, dumping or mishandling of hazardous materials, domestic waste violations, and excavation and fill operations without permits or in violation of the County Land Development Code or State rules and regulations.
  • Abandoned vehicles: Any vehicle that is inoperative or lacks a current license plate shall be considered abandoned; and no more than two such vehicles may be stored in the side or rear of the property, in compliance with the required set backs, completely obscured from view.
  • Waste materials and trash: Rubbish, trash, garbage or other waste materials must be properly disposed of and not stored on the property.
  • Construction: Permits are required for most construction.
  • Unsafe Buildings: Buildings that are abandoned, opened and accessible to children and transients must be temporarily boarded up, rehabilitated or demolished.

Complaint forms can be printed by selecting “On-Line Documents” from the menu at the top of this page.   Formal complaints are not accepted via e-mail.  Formal complaints must be signed and mailed or delivered to the Office of Code Enforcement.



Code Enforcement:

The Code Enforcement Department is responsible for the enforcement of all county ordinances.  Some of the typical responsibilities of the Code Enforcement Department include: junk and debris complaints, zoning compliance, building without permits and inspections, environmental violations, and land alteration without excavation and fill permits. The Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for scheduling and overseeing the processing of unresolved violation cases before the county court.



Building Department

The Building Department is tasked with the enforcement of the building codes, construction industry licensing laws, national flood insurance program requirements and other regulations as mandated by the Federal and State governments, as well as County ordinances as adopted for un-incorporated Levy County. The Building Permits section is comprised of Customer Services and Plans Examination. Customer Service Representatives (Permit Specialists and Permit Technicians) are responsible for receiving and accepting permit applications, issuing permits, checking contractors for required licenses and permit history. The Plans Examiners are responsible for reviewing plans and related documents to ensure that they meet the requirements of the building codes, regulations and ordinances in effect.

Certain forms for building permits can be printed by selecting “On-Line Documents” from the menu at the top of this page.



Zoning:

The Zoning Director is responsible for administering the Levy County Zoning Ordinance and related land use regulations, such as the Flood Ordinance. The Zoning staff provides responses to the general public, land development professionals and realtors inquiring about permitted land uses and development standards. The Zoning Department enforces the ordinance through the review of building permits, site plans, and subdivision proposals. In addition, the Director manages the processing of all applications for re-zoning, variances, special exceptions, vested rights and appeals in accordance with State and local laws. Consistency with the Levy County Comprehensive Plan is maintained by updating the Zoning Ordinance and related regulations on a periodic basis.

Certain applications for zoning petitions and permits can be printed by selecting “On-Line Documents” from the menu at the top of this page.

General areas of interest within the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 50 are Article XIII Zoning, Division 3 District Regulations, Subdivision I, Section 676, Schedule 1. Use Regulations (zoning categories and permitted use) and Schedule 2. Lot, Yard and Height Regulations (setbacks, etc.). These and other code references can be found within the quick link below.

Quick Link:   Levy County Code of Ordinances 



Zoning Map

Levy County Zoning Map Disclaimer:

THIS MAP IS INTENDED FOR GENERAL PURPOSES ONLY AND MAY NOT REFLECT THE MOST CURRENT ZONING.

The generalized representation of data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy or completeness. The burden for determining accuracy, completeness or the appropriateness for use rests solely on the requester. Levy County makes no warranties, expressed or implied, as to the use of the represented data. For a more complete and accurate zoning determination, please submit a written request either by fax or email. The written request will need to include the legal description of the subject parcel and questions you have.  
 
Sec. 50-662. Zoning map.
The districts are bounded as shown on themap entitled "2020 Preferred Conceptual Future Land Use Map" which, with all explanatory matters thereon, and anyother adopted future land use map series is hereby made a part of this article. In addition, the overlay district for the Williston municipal service district is adopted; this map shows the area covered by a 5,000-foot radius centered on the end of each runway at the Williston Airport as an accident potential area.
(1991 LDR ch. 79, § 3.02; Ord. No. 98-03, §§ 1, 2, 5-5-1998; Ord. No. 2007-03, § 20, 7-17-2007)

Quick Link:  Future Land Use Map



Advisory Boards

 Board of Adjustments

District 1: Vacant

District 2: Eugene Carter

District 3: D. Andrew Carswell

District 4: Linda Jane Cramer

District 5: Brad Etheridge

 

Construction Industry Licensing Board

District 1: Paula Kennedy

District 2: Jerry Orenchak

District 3: Richard Hawthorne

District 4: Charles Hinote

District 5: Thomas J. Inman