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The Development Review Division is responsible for the review and inspections of private development projects within Collier County to assure that all infrastructure development design complies with the Land Development Code, and that construction meets the approved plans and specification documents. The Division is comprised of six sections:
    - Engineering Review
    - Planning Review
    - Environmental Review
    - Permitting Distribution
    - Plat and Plan Review
    - Land Development Code and Flood Plain Regulation

 

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW DIVISION 

MISSION

To provide courteous, accurate, and solution-oriented services to the public and development community, as well as the County Commission, advisory boards, and staff with a well-educated and professional staff.

VISION

The Development Review Division is composed of three Sections: Site Plan Review, Land Development Code Amendments, and Floodplain Management. These Sections are a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who are instrumental to the positive growth and development of our community. We take pride in assisting the community through the regulatory process by providing a neutral and objective review of land use applications, development plans, code changes, and providing information with a focus on customer service.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Promote development that contributes to community goals, is in compliance with county regulations, and is in harmony with the community’s character and natural environment.

Promote transparent processes that are honest, fair, and impartial. Proactively review development proposals by discussing applications and plans with the applicant when submittals are unclear, and identify methods to obtain approval.
Value the importance of our customers’ time by providing timely review of development plans and responses to inquiries.

Research, evaluate, and publicly vet changes to the Land Development Code, as directed and as needed, to ensure the community’s vision is implemented and trends in development are realized.
Ensure compliance with National Flood Insurance Program requirements through review, education, and outreach.
Support and maintain the Community Rating System program in order to provide financial benefits to flood insurance policy holders and conduct best management practices within the floodplain.

Evaluate departmental operations by exploring new opportunities for streamlining processes and procedures and recommending improved methods to conduct business.

Create a positive team culture that values all people and fosters inter-departmental and inter-agency cooperation, as well as personal development and professional growth.

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COLLIER COUNTY DEVELOPMENT REVIEW DIVISION WINS
2015 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES ACHIEVEMENT AWARD


Collier County’s Growth Management Department’s Development Review Division was recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The award, for Development Review: Exceeding Client Expectations, honors innovative, effective county government programs that enhance services for residents. 
The County’s Development Review Division was developed to improve customer service and reduce plan review times for land development in Collier County. Prior to the launch of the Division, plan review times averaged 45 days. To address this delay in the development process, the new program created two application categories and reduced review times to five and 15 business day cycles. The Division also integrated a customer service partnership approach, creating full interaction between developers, consultants and the Development Review Division. 


“We are honored that the Development Review Division was recognized by the National Association of Counties with this Achievement Award,” said Jamie French, deputy department head of the Collier County Growth Management Department. “By joining with our business and industry partners to work together to answer their concerns, we have been able to create a business atmosphere that has resulted in plans getting reviewed faster and work started earlier.”
NACo President Riki Hokama, council member, Maui County, Hawaii, said, “The National Association of Counties applauds county governments that are embracing innovative and more effective ways to serve their constituents. The Achievement Awards recognize counties’ outstanding efforts to strengthen services and deliver results for residents across the country.” 


Nationally, awards are given in 21 different categories that reflect the vast, comprehensive service counties provide. The categories include children and youth, criminal justice, county administration, environmental protection, information technology, health, civic engagement, and many more. The awards will be presented next month at NACo’s 2015 Annual Conference and Exposition in Mecklenburg County, N.C.

 

Started in 1970, NACo’s annual Achievement Award Program is designed to recognize innovative county government programs. Each nominee is judged on its own merits and not against other applications received.
For more information, contact Mike Levy at (239) 252-4283.


 

 


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