Planning & Zoning
Mike Brown, Planning Manager
As of May 9, 2016, Putnam County Planning and Development will be accepting payment by Credit Card! This will include payment from debit ONLY if the card has a Visa or Mastercard logo and can be processed as a Credit Card.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, fences must have the "good side" facing out in residential classifications.
Only if you have obtained a building permit for single family dwelling (the principal structure) first.
In some cases, yes. Guest houses or accessory dwelling units are intended for temporary guests. Under certain circumstances, a garage apartment may be built on your lot. Check with Zoning for additional information.
Typically, a storage shed must meet setbacks designated for the zoning district. However, if you live on a waterbody, a corner lot, agriculturally zoned property, or if your property is subject to easements, this could change. Storage sheds require a zoning permit from Planning Development Services.
Contact a planner for a pre-application meeting at (386) 329-0491. This meeting is at no cost to you and can be very helpful in the rezoning process. Click here for the rezoning application.
The zoning district for each property in Putnam County is available through the Property Appraisers’ website. Click here to initiate a property search. Once the properties information has been identified, click on the “Land” tab. The second table has three categories: “Departments” which identifies the municipal jurisdiction; “Zoning Data” which identifies the zoning district; and “Future Land Use Map” which identifies the Future Land Use designation for the property.
In residential zoning classifications, boats, RV’s and utility trailers are required to be parked behind or beside the dwelling unit. They must set back from the property lines per the required setback for the zoning district. For specific regulation contact Zoning at (386) 329-0316.
Mobile homes are allowed in the following zoning districts: Agriculture (AG), Residential- 2 (R-2), Residential Mobile Home Park (RMH).
A building setback is the required distance that a building must be located from the property lines. Building setbacks are determined by your zoning classification. The Zoning Technician needs to determine the zoning of your property in order to give you the setbacks for buildings built or proposed on your property. Click here for zoning brochures which identify the setbacks of your zoning district and much more.
Putnam County has a process for the review of an Exempt Subdivision Application. The application is reviewed for compliance with Zoning's minimum lot size, verification that the original parcels have legal standing status, and verification that there are no platted easements which would be affected by the adjustment. Click here for a PDF version of the application.
Putnam County has a process for the review to combine certain lots. You must submit a Combination Request form to the Property Appraiser’s with written approval from Planning & Development Services.
Every zoning classification requires a minimum lot size. Each piece of property has a Zoning Classification and a Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Designation. These two documents and the Putnam County Land Development Code, govern how a property can be divided. For a formal answer to this question, apply for a Lot Inquiry. The lot inquiry costs $35 and the department has up to 4 weeks to answer the inquiry. However, the majority of lot inquiries are answered within 2 weeks.
Not all property is eligible for a building permit. For a formal answer to this question, apply for a Lot Inquiry. The lot inquiry costs $35 and the department has up to 4 weeks to answer the inquiry. However, the majority of lot inquiries are answered within 2 weeks.
The Putnam County Clerk of the Circuit Court records and maintains all recorded plats in the county. Please visit here view public records in Putnam County.
Contact the Putnam County Planning & Zoning Division:
Zoning: (386) 329-0316
Planning: (386) 329-0491