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Division Director

Joanne M. Keller, P.E.

Assistant Division Director

Scott B. Cantor, P.E.


Land Development Zoning

Tia L. Johns, P.E.

Professional Engineer
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Platting/Technical Compliance

Olive T. Bailey, P.E.
Professional Engineer
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Right-of-Way Permitting/Drainage Connections

Patrick S. Lear, P.E.

Senior Professional Engineer

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Special Projects

​Jaylene Davis
Technical Assistant III
​Diane Gottlob
Technical Assistant II

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We are committed to easing the process of obtaining Land Development approvals while providing courteous and professional service and protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public.

Staff functions include processing applications for:

  • platting and approval of construction plans for residential and commercial subdivisions proposed within unincorporated areas of the County for conformance to current criteria
  • alternative methods of creating new lots (lot combination and removal agreements)
  • variances requiring Land Development review
  • construction, maintenance, encroachments and landscaping within County maintained road rights of way
  • abandoning plats, roads and easements
  • base building line waivers
  • onsite drainage reviews for residential and non-residential projects not being subdivided
  • removal agreements for encroachments into drainage easements and for specialty pavements

Other functions include:

  • Engineering review of Zoning Division applications
  • Tracking engineering conditions of approval from Zoning Resolutions
  • Interpretations of Subdivision Ordinance and Article 11 of the ULDC
  • Maintenance of the Land Development Design Standards Manual

​As of April 1, 2016 the Palm Beach County Land Development Division no longer accepts paper submittals for Right-of-way permits and Drainage Reviews. Please utilize the E-Permits system when processing permit applications.
As of August 17, 2020 the Palm Beach County Land Development Division will no longer accept Onsite Drainage Review Applications.  Please refer to the link under downloadable documents:  Onsite Drainage Reviews.

 Contact Us

2300 North Jog Road 3rd Floor - Room 3W-13
West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Phone:  561-684-4090
Fax:  561-684-4123

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Division Director

Joanne M. Keller, P.E.

Assistant Division Director

Scott B. Cantor, P.E.