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Monroe County Year 2030 Comprehensive Plan

Hurricane Evacuation Clearance Time Memorandum of Understanding

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Proposed Hotel Rule

Comprehensive Planning

The Comprehensive Planning team is responsible for the preparation and implementation of the goals, objectives and policies of the adopted Comprehensive Plan. Main responsibilities include responding to inquiries and offering customer service to the community, processing comprehensive plan amendments and updating the comprehensive plan to ensure it is consistent  with all current statutory and rule requirements.

The adopted Comprehensive Plan guides future growth and community development. The Comprehensive Plan contains elements that address future land use, housing, transportation, infrastructure, coastal management, conservation, recreation and open space, intergovernmental coordination, and capital improvements.

Comprehensive Plan Update
In 2010, Monroe County embarked on a major undertaking to update the Comprehensive Plan and plan for the next 20 years. For more information on the progress of this project, to review draft documents and provide comments on  the plan update please visit

Update to Comprehensive Plan (Link to Evaluation and Appraisal Report [EAR] of 2010 Comprehensive Plan and updated Technical Document [Data and Analysis]). Additional data and analysis to support the Comprehensive Plan update

Monroe County 2010-2030 Population Projections

Comprehensive Plan Amendments Cycles
Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan are planned for transmittal for January/February (First Transmittal) and July/August (Second Transmittal) of each year. Meeting dates may be adjusted as necessary.
Deadlines for Proposed Comprehensive Plan Transmittals
The deadline to submit applications for amendments for the first BOCC transmittal hearing is no later than July 31st (of the preceding year) at 5:00PM. The deadline to submit applications for amendments for the second BOCC transmittal hearing is no later than January 31st at 5:00PM.

Procedures for the submittal and adoption of Comprehensive Plan amendments under the State Coordinated Review Process (New statutory changes effective June 2, 2011): State Coordinated Review Process Flowchart

Department of Economic Opportunity Notice of Intent
Notice of Intent - 15-3ER 2030 Comprehensive Plan
Notice of Intent - 15-5ACSC Comprehensive Plan Amendment
Notice of Intent - 16-1ACSC Comprehensive Plan Amendment
Notice of Intent - 16-2ACSC Comprehensive Plan Amendment

Carrying Capacity Report

Monroe County
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