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Planning and Zoning Contact


Office Hours are Monday - Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

The Planning & Zoning Department is located at the: 
Courthouse House Annex, Room 219
229 S.W. Pinckney Street
Madison, FL 32340

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 539
Madison, FL 32341



Mrs. Jeanne Bass, Planner

Future Land Use Map of Madison County


Need to find the land use designation of a parcel of land?  You can now pull it up on our web site!  This feature is similiar to the Property Appraiser's site and properties can be looked up by name, parcel ID or address.  You will also be able to look at the FEMA flood zone information.  Simply click the link below to begin your search!  If you have any questions, please call Jeanne Bass at 850-973-3179. 


Future Land Use Map (FLUM)


Funding assistance for this project is provided under the Florida Counties Foundation Small County Technical Assistance Services (SCTAS) Program.  The SCTAS Program is funded through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services pursuant to Chapter 163.05, F.S.

Frequently Asked Questions


1. What are the different types of zoning?
A1 - Agriculture One - One dwelling unit per forty (40) acres
A2 - Agriculture Two - One dwelling unit per ten (10) acres
Residential - One dwelling unit per acre
Highway Interchange
MU- Mixed Use- Maximum density is governed by the following: 1) Development w/out central water and sewer is one (1) units per acre, 2) Development w/water but w/out central sewer is two (2) units per acre, 3) "standard" subdivision w/central water and sewer is two (2) units per acre, 4) Mobile Home Development w/central water and sewer is two (2) units per acre, 5) Multi-family w/central water and sewer is eight (8) units per acre.
CP- Commerce Park
(For allowable uses in each category - see Land Development Code - Chapter 4 - Land Use Districts and Development Standards)

2.  What are the fees for Zoning Compliance and a Development Permit?
For any new Residential dwelling - $200
Mobile Home Replacement - $150
Temporary Use (such as RV or camper) - $150

Commercial - Must submit a site plan application along with the following fees:
0-2500 sf - $1000 + $.03 per sf
2500 sf+  - $2500 + $.06 per sf

Comprehensive Plan

The Madison County Comprehensive Plan was rewritten and adopted by Ordinance in July, 2013.  It consists of Ten(10) Elements:  Section 1 - Future Land Use Element; Section 2 - Traffic Circulation Element; Section 3 - Housing Element; Section 4 - Infrastructure Element; Section 5 - Conservation Element; Section 6 - Recreation and Open Space Element; Section 7 - Intergovernmental Coordination Element; Section 8 - Capital Improvements Element; Section 9 - Economic Development Element and Section 10 - Public School Facilities Element

Land Development Code

The Land Development Code is in the process of being updated to be in compliance with the recently rewritten Comprehensive Plan.  Please check with the office if you have any questions about current requirements.  Thank you!


Planning and Zoning Board


The Planning and Zoning Board meets on the second Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in the Courthouse Annex, Room 107. The Courthouse Annex is located at 229 SW Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida 32340.  For further information, please contact the Planning and Zoning Department at (850) 973-3179 ext. 35


District 1:          Mack Primm                        Term Expires:  January 1, 2016

District 2:          Brent Whitman                    Term Expires:  December 1, 2017

District 3:          Calvin Malone                      Term Expires:  February 1, 2016

District 4:          Mike Holton                         Term Expires:  December 1, 2017

District 5:          Christy Grass                       Term Expires:  February 1, 2018

At-Large:          Julia Shewchuk                     Term Expires:  June 1, 2018

At-Large:          Chad Thurner                        Term Expires:  June 1, 2016

Alternate:         Dot Alexander                       Term Expires:  September 1, 2016

Alternate:         Vacant                                 Term Expires: 

School Board Representative:                       Tim Ginn

Planning and Zoning Information


MISSION STATEMENT:  The mission of the Planning and Zoning Department is to provide fair and equitable administration and enforcement of the County's Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations as approved by the Board of County Commissioners; AND to do so in a manner that is courteous, respectful, and expedient for the citizens and property owners of Madison County.


COMPREHENSIVE PLAN:  The Madison County Comprehensive Plan was rewritten and adopted in July, 2013.  Our Land Development Regulations were adopted in April, 1992 and are amended by Ordinance approved by the Board when deemed in the best interest of the County.  The Board has the authority to amend the Land Development Regulations without State approval, provided such amendment does not conflict with the Comprehensive Plan.  To amend the Comprehensive Plan, the County follows a process set forth in Florida Statute Chapter 163; which requires submission and approval by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.


Madison County is zoned approximately 90% Agricultural, with Urban Development Overlay Areas surrounding each municipality,extending south to Interstate 10 along with the unincorporated community of Pinetta in the Northeast quadrant of the County.  Mixed Use Development areas follow each arterial roadway south to their respective I-10 interchanges, three of which (SR 53, SR 14, US 221) are zoned Highway Interchange.

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