The mission of the Development Services Department is to promote the continued sustainability of the City of Boca Raton through flexible, creative, and responsive customer service. We will be recognized as a leader in the City's efforts to protect and enhance the built, living, and natural environment, assist in the creation of jobs and the protection of the tax base by promoting quality development and redevelopment, and support the provision of housing opportunities for all of Boca Raton's citizens. We will recommend policies and implement procedures to redefine processes to address changing needs and to promote ongoing economic development in the City.
Specific responsibilities of the Department include comprehensive and current planning activities, zoning regulation, environmental protection and conservation, building permits and inspections, code enforcement, business tax collection, land records management, and housing programs. Pursuant to interlocal agreements, the Department supports the activities of the Community Redevelopment Agency.