Question: How would I find out what my property is zoned for?
Answer: To find out if the property you are interested in is located within the municipal limits of the City then go to Saint Lucie County Property Appraiser (paslc.gov) which will confirm jurisdiction (you will need the parcel ID# and or address). If the property is in St. Lucie County, then please refer to the links provided for the County Planning webpage below.
If the property is located within the City Limits, then use our Zoning and Future Land Use GIS: Our Zoning GIS (Geographic Information System) is an interactive mapping tool that provides detailed zoning information for properties within the City of Fort Pierce. This tool allows you to search for zoning designation and land use designations. Visit our Zoning GIS page Planning and Zoning Web GIS Application (arcgis.com) to access this valuable resource.
Question: Where can I find information on the setbacks, maximum lot coverage, minimum roadway frontage, height or density allowed on my property?
Answer: This information can be found on the Planning Department’s website under Land Development Regulations or by clicking: https://www.municode.com/library/fl/fort_pierce
You may also e-mail the Planning Department at firstname.lastname@example.org
Question: I need a letter that confirms the Zoning on my property. What do I do?
Answer: If you require a Zoning Confirmation in Writing. Request a Zoning Verification letter using the link below and e-mail to Planning@cityoffortpierce.com
The fee is $100.00 and can be paid by credit card using a secured online link. To receive the link, please provide the name on the credit card and the e-mail address for the link.
Once payment is received the letter will be written and the turnaround time is typically 2-3 business days.
Question: Do I need a permit to put up/replace a fence?
Answer: Yes, all fences and walls shall require a construction permit. Our Planning & Building Department staff will be happy to assist you with questions about the style of the fence or placement.
Question: What are overlay districts and does the basic zoning district apply to those areas?
Answer: Currently the city has two overlay districts- South Beach and the Downtown Business & Entertainment District. Overlay districts are special districts within the city that are designed to keep the general character of those areas by adding additional regulations & guidelines to the existing zoning regulations.