Planning Department

Planning Department


The Planning Department maintains and administers the Levy County Comprehensive Plan. The department conducts research and analysis to assess and promote, in the public interest, the best use of the County’s natural and physical resources and to develop policies, plans, and ordinances to that end. The department also functions as a review agency to ensure that current development occurs in a manner that is consistent with the county’s land use, economic and environmental policy.

The Planning Department is responsible for processing Future Land Use Map amendments and reviewing proposed amendments for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan. For proposed Future Land Use Map amendments, please contact the Planning Department to schedule a meeting to discuss the proposed amendment, application requirements, and deadlines. To get Instructions and application forms for Future Land Use Map Amendments, select the document of your choice from the list below. After meeting with the Planning Department staff, print the forms, fill them out and then submit them to this office along with the appropriate application fee.

The following documents may be obtained by contacting the Planning Department at (352) 486-5405 or the BOCC at

Comprehensive Plan Amendment Application
Levy County Comprehensive Plan
Comp Plan Maps

Contact Information

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 930
Bronson, FL 32621

Street Address:
660 North Hathaway Avenue
Bronson, FL 32621

Telephone: (352) 486-5405
Fax: (352) 486-5549
Main Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Advisory Board - Levy County Planning Commission

Member Name
Member Type
Term Expires
Karen Smith (Vice-Chair) 
District 1
Thomas J. Harper 
District 2
Thadus Barber Jr. 
District 3
Phil E. Parker 
District 4
Thomas J. Inman (Chair)
District 5
John Lott
Non-Voting School Board Member
Robert Lowyns
 H. Vaughn Lee

Five members and four alternates, who shall be residents of the county and appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.  One non-voting member, representing the Levy County School Board.

Term Length:
4 years, with the exception of the non-voting school board member.

Term of Office:
All appointments shall continue to be effective until their successors are chosen.  Any vacancy in membership shall be filled for the unexpired term by the Board of County Commissioners who shall be filled for the unexpired term by the board of County Commissioners who shall have the authority to remove any member for cause, upon written charges, after a public hearing.

Powers and Duties:
To prepare and recommend to the Board of County Commissioners the adoption of a comprehensive plan for the physical development of the county and to perfect it from time to time.  In conducting its work, the planning commission may consider and investigate any subject matter tending to the development and betterment of the county and may make recommendations as it may deem advisable concerning the adoption thereof to the Board of County Commissioners.  The comprehensive plan shall be based upon and include appropriate studies of the location and extent of present and anticipated use of land, population, social and economic resources and problems, and other useful data.  The planning commission is advisory to the Board of County Commissioners and makes recommendations on all requests for rezonings, special exceptions, planned unit developments, conditional use permits, comprehensive plan policy amendments, and final subdivision plats.  The Planning Commission prepares and recommends to the Board of County Commissioners for adoption, rules, and regulations governing the approval of maps and plats of the subdivision of land within the geographical boundaries of the county in accordance with the requirement of maps and plats, F.S. Chapter 177.

First Monday of Each Month at 5:30 P.M. 

Meeting Location:
Levy County Courthouse
County Commissioners Room
355 South Court Street
Bronson, FL 32621

Contact Person:
Shenley Neely
Planning Director
Levy County Planning Department