Community Development

contact name
Rick Werbiskis, AICP, Director
120 South Florida Avenue DeLand, FL 32720

Monday - Friday

8:00AM - 5:00PM

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Debbie Brizell, Administrative Assistant



Staff members

Mission Statement

The Community Development Department strives to ensure that all DeLand residents enjoy a high quality of life by facilitating a well planned, economically sustainable, attractively designed and safely built environment that promotes community identity.

The Community Development Department consists of three sections.  Community Development Administration oversees the operation of the department and facilitates economic development.  The Building Division is responsible for building permits and inspections, code enforcement and business tax receipts.  The Planning Division is responsible for long range planning and administering the City's Land Development Regulations.

All Community Development Department offices are located on the first floor of City Hall, 120 South Florida Ave, DeLand, FL 32720, 386-626-7022.

Duties & Responsibilities:  

Public Works consists of 50+ employees operating six divisions: Administration, Streets, Forestry/Trees, Urban Beautification, Fleet Maintenance, and the Stormwater Enterprise Fund.  The Street division is responsible for the maintenance of all City owned roadways and sidewalks, to ensure safe access to motorist and pedestrians.  The Forestry/Tree division handles all trimming, removal and replanting of City owned trees.  The Urban Beautification division is responsible for all landscape maintenance for select City parks, City facilities, and the downtown streetscape.  The Fleet division is responsible for the maintenance of all City owned vehicles and equipment. The Storm Water division, which is separately accounted for in an enterprise fund, is responsible for the maintenance of City retention areas, the City owned storm water drainage system, and street sweeping throughout the city.

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