Planning & Zoning is a division of the Community Development Department and is responsible for the following services:
Public Hearing Comments During the COVID-19 Restrictions
Public input and comments on land use applications are allowed and welcomed as part of the decision-making process. If you wish to support or object to an application that is delineated as “Quasi-Judicial” on the agenda, you should appear and take an oath at the public hearing to be heard if that is possible under the COVID-19 restrictions. Sworn testimony (meaning testimony from those who have taken an oath to tell only the truth) may be given additional weight by the decision-makers than to testimony from those who have not sworn an oath. A decision to approve or deny a quasi-judicial application must be based upon competent substantial evidence or expert opinions and individuals presenting testimony should be available for cross examination and questions for proper weight to be given to the testimony. Written testimony may be submitted and may contain a written oath given before a notary. Written testimony without an oath may be submitted to the board, which will grant the testimony the appropriate weight. All written testimony, whether sworn or unsworn, will receive less weight due to the inability of the board to allow cross-examination of the witness.
Charlotte County Planning & Zoning Division
E. Jay Carlson Community Development Building
18400 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL 33948-1074