Planning & Conservation

The Department of Planning and Conservation strives to promote a livable, sustainable, beautiful, and prosperous Fernandina Beach by implementing the City’s long-range vision for the community through adopted plans, policies, codes, best practices, and partnerships. Planning and Conservation daily efforts serve to increase community livability and quality of life through managed growth as consistent with the Comprehensive Plan while facilitating development that balances urban design with the protection of natural, historic, and cultural resources. 

The Department achieves its mission through outreach to promote an understanding of land use planning issues and ensure development standards are realized. Continual improvement in local regulations by ongoing monitoring of land use trends using current technologies enables the team to meet preferred urban form outcomes. Maintaining strong intergovernmental relationships and community partners provides the team with opportunities to collaborate, share resources, and a gain a regional perspective of local actions. 

The department administers the City's Comprehensive Plan, Zoning and Land Development Codes, and works closely with the Building, Streets,and Utilities Departments to review applications for various types of development permits. Additionally, staff is available to provide procedural information to the public and support to the Planning Advisory Board, Historic District Council, Board of Adjustment, Community Redevelopment Area Advisory Board, and Technical Review Committee.

Copies of Planning and Zoning documents and maps may be obtained by clicking the links below. Alternatively, printed copies may be requested and purchased by contacting the department. Mapping is generated by the Nassau County Property Appraiser's Office and may be located at www.nassauflpa.com by selecting Map Search. 
Comprehensive Plan
Comprehensive Plan
Land Development Regulations
Land Development Codes
Design Guidelines
Design Guidelines
Maps
Maps
Forms
Forms
External Links
External Links