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- The Building & Planning Department will continue processing permits and inspections.

- There is a moratorium on new construction effective on March 16, 2020.

- Staff and public are encouraged to limit face-to-face meetings and instead communicate via telephone or email.

- The Building & Planning Department has temporarily suspended all walk through processing due to the current coronavirus pandemic.  Applicants may drop-off permits and plans for review. The department will continue to perform plans review for “walk through” type permits and generally complete reviews within one business day. Please check online or call the plans processing desk for results the following day after drop-off. Drop-off hours are 8:00 - 10:00 a.m., Monday - Friday.

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The Department of Building and Planning is divided into two divisions: Building Division and Planning Division. Building is responsible for the processing of all permit applications, plan review, issuance, and inspection of all permits. Planning is responsible for the Village’s Comprehensive Development Master Plan, Land Development Regulations, the Code Compliance functions, and the issuance of business tax receipts. Planning also presents cases to the Special Master, Zoning Board and Village Council.

Department Heads

Leo Llanos, P.E. was appointed by the Village Manager to serve as the Village’s Building Official on December 7, 1998. Mr. Llanos previously served as the Building Official for the Village of Key Biscayne, Florida from 1994 through 1998. Mr. Llanos earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Florida International University (Miami, Florida).  He is a Florida Licensed Professional Engineer, Florida Licensed Building Code Administrator and Plans Examiner, Miami-Dade County Certified Building Official and Structural Plans Examiner.  Mr. Llanos is a current member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Concrete Institute, International Code Council, and the Building Officials Association of Florida.

Stephen R. Olmsted, AICP was appointed by the Village Manager to serve as the Village’s Planning Director on October 12, 2010.  A native of Michigan, he graduated from the University of Michigan in 1980 and earned a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan in 1983. Mr. Olmsted began his career in community planning with the City of Battle Creek, Michigan in 1981 and has subsequently held planning positions in Ohio and Florida including Orange County and the City of Marco Island. With experience in both the public and private sectors, Mr. Olmsted worked as a consultant with Wade-Trim and Associates for six years where he served as client representative and project manager to several client municipalities.  He is a current member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.